All-American Summer in Alexandria 2018 May 3, 2018

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All-American Summer in Alexandria

Fireworks, “Hamilton”-Inspired Happenings, Pride Month Celebrations, Family Festivals & More

Alexandria, VA—Nothing says summer fun like family-friendly music and food events, movies under the stars and fireworks along the Potomac River. Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and recently named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination for 2018 by Money magazine, Alexandria, Virginia, is the ideal location for your summer vacation with more 60 special events from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Highlights include authentic American history experiences at Alexandria’s historic sites and fireworks over the Potomac during the annual USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration. New this year are more than 20 Pride Month happenings throughout June and special “Hamilton”-inspired programs in celebration of the show’s run at The Kennedy Center June 12 to September 16, 2018.

Find summer events and more at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/summer.

Check out summer hotel packages at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/hotels/hotel-packages.

FEATURED EVENTS:

41st Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival
May 28, 2018, 1-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314
alexandriava.gov/recreation 

The 41st Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival will feature a variety of talented musicians and diverse styles of jazz throughout the day. Festival attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food will be available for purchase or you can pack a picnic. 

Priday Night at Port City Brewing Company 
June 1, 2018, 3-11 p.m.
Admission: Free
3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 
www.portcitybrewing.com/the-brewery/events   

Celebrate the beginning of Pride Month with Priday Night at Port City. Come show your pride and celebrate Alexandria’s diverse community with the Alexandria-Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance (AGLA), DJ Laura Lopez, outdoor games and activities. A portion of all sales from the night will be donated to support AGLA's mission to improve the quality of life and meet the needs of the LGBTQ community and allies. Port City Brewing Company takes pride in making beer for everyone!

Frank Lloyd Wright Birthday Picnic
June 8, 2018
Admission: TBD
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org  

Celebrate world-renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday on June 8 at the only Frank Lloyd Wright house open to visitors in the D.C. region—the small and magnificent Pope-Leighey House! This house is the perfect example of one of Wright’s “Usonian” style homes that he began designing in the 1930s. As we come to the end of a celebration year for Wright’s 150th birthday this June 8, visit Pope-Leighey House for a special birthday picnic and party fundraiser in the evening. More information and online ticketing begins May 8. 

USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
July 7, 2018, 6-10 p.m.
Admission: Free
Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.visitalexandriava.com/alexandria-birthday-celebration  

Visitors celebrate America’s 242nd birthday and Alexandria’s 269th along the Potomac River waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park and enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors and a dazzling fireworks display. 

Friendship Firehouse Festival
August 4, 2018, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3891
www.alexandriava.gov/FriendshipFirehouse   

The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association (FVFEA) holds its annual Firehouse Festival each year on the first Saturday in August. The popular family event features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, displays by Alexandria merchants and live music. In addition to the day's outdoor events, festival participants will enjoy visiting the Friendship Firehouse Museum, originally built as a firehouse in 1855. The FVFEA is now a philanthropic organization focusing on fire-fighting history and fire safety. It remains active in community events, including the annual Festival and supports historic preservation of the building and its collection. Food and beverages are available. Children will receive free fire helmets and are treated to a supervised visit inside the City of Alexandria's fire trucks.

MORE EVENTS:

First Thursdays Del Ray
May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2 and September 6, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Free; pets welcome
Along Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
www.visitdelray.com   

First Thursdays is a series of free outdoor street festivals along Mount Vernon Avenue in the spring and summer. Every first Thursday of the months of April, May, June, July, August and September the Del Ray Business Association features businesses along Mount Vernon Avenue, special events, food and music from 6 to 9 p.m. Each month has a different theme with activities for children, live music and a festive atmosphere.  

Cinema Del Ray Outdoor Movies
May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18 and September 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.; films begin at dusk
Admission: Free
Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria VA 22305
www.facebook.com/cinemadelray   

Bring family, friends, neighbors and a blanket to watch these open-air movies including The Lion KingThe Lego Batman MovieToy Story 3, Cars 3 and Coco at Cinema Del Ray, sponsored by The Jen Walker Team.  

Twilight and Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House
May 22, June 26, July 24, August 21, September 25 and October 23, 2018
Admission: TBD
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org   

This summer and fall we will be resuming our very popular “Twilight & Tipple Tuesday” tours, which take place once a month, and allow guests to enjoy libations from local partners, while taking tours of the Pope-Leighey house as the sun sets. This is a very special tour that only takes place in the warmer months. Come experience how the indoor light shines through Wright’s distinctive custom window cutouts in the twilight. Check our website for upcoming dates!  

A Blue Star Summer
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend 2018
Admission: Free for active-duty military personnel and their families
Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums   

The Office of Historic Alexandria is part of the Blue Star Museums program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. Museums across America are offering free museum admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day.  

Lecture: Right Hand Man? Alexander Hamilton’s Relationship With George Washington: The Musical vs. the Reality
May 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Admission: $12 per person; $10 for Society members and volunteers
703-746-4242
www.alexandriava.gov/gadsbystavern   

Professor Peter Henriques contends the collaboration between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton was the most important in the founding of our nation. His lecture will address the nature of their relationship, what caused Hamilton to resign from Washington's staff during the war and how Washington responded. He will also answer this burning question: How accurate is the portrayal of their relationship in the musical, “Hamilton”?

“The Nance” at The Little Theatre of Alexandria
June 2 through June 23, 2018
Admission: $19 Wednesdays and Thursdays; $22 Friday through Sunday
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-0496
www.thelittletheatre.com  

It’s 1930s New York, a time when it was easy to “play gay,” but dangerous to be gay. A headliner called “The Nance” was usually played by a straight man who would portray a campy homosexual in musical vaudeville parodies. However, in this drama, Chauncey Miles not only plays a gay man but is a homosexual himself.  “The Nance” will take you into the wild world of burlesque and tell the backstage story of Chauncey and his fellow performers. Come see the winner of three Tony Awards. 

Telling Their Story: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies 
Every Saturday June 2, 2018 through Labor Day Weekend at 10 a.m.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA  22314
Admission: $12 per person; $10 for Society members and volunteers
703-746-4242
Shop.AlexandriaVA.gov/Events 

Hamilton’s world emerges through the rooms of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Hear about Hamilton's "BFF's and Frenemies" who all came to the tavern—Washington, Lafayette, Jefferson, Madison and Burr—alongside stories from enslaved men and women working at the tavern, like Candas and Moses. Grapple with the realities of early America and how these stories intertwined to start a new nation. 

10th Annual Taste of Del Ray Food Festival
June 3, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
Admission: $15 adults; $5 children
Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
www.visitdelray.com   

Mark your calendars, clean your palates and prepare to sample menu favorites from award-winning restaurants at the 10th Annual Taste of Del Ray. Top neighborhood restaurants will participate in this delicious competition taking place at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square and the adjacent United Bank parking lot, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue. For ticket information, visit www.visitdelray.com.

Port City Brewing Company & Pride Beer Garden at Jackson 20
June 3, 2018
Admission: Free
480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-6080
www.jackson20restaurant.com

On June 3, Jackson 20 will have its Beer Garden in its courtyard, but this week it’s going to be even bigger with Port City Brewing Company in-house offering a sampling of their delicious local brews. A portion of the proceeds will go to NOVA Pride whose mission is to cultivate and grow a coalition to educate, advocate and celebrate in service to the LGBTQ+ community of Northern Virginians and straight allies. Come out and have some great beer in support of an awesome organization to kick off Pride month in Alexandria!  

Rainbow Doggy Yappy Hour at Jackson 20
Every Tuesday in June beginning June 5, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
Admission: Free
480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-6080
www.jackson20restaurant.com   

Through the month of June, Jackson 20’s Yappy Hours will turn rainbow with Pride. Bring your beloved four-legged best friend along for a special Yappy Hour featuring pup-tinis and delicious doggie treats. While pooches mix and mingle to meet new furry friends in the outdoor courtyard, happy hour cocktail specials and dinner options are available for owners as well! 

Sip and Sew With Pride
June 7 & 11, 2018
Admission: $50
300 N. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.sipandsewoldtown.com 

Come celebrate Pride Month at Sip and Sew by making a crisscross back tank top with a beautiful Pride logo on the front. Or, just stop by and pick up a sticker! You’ll want to wear this tank everywhere. You can wear it with yoga pants or with jeans for a night out on the town. Sip and Sew provides everything: sewing machines, supplies, materials and fabric. So grab a friend and join them for some sewing, music, laughs and fun! 

Alexandria After-Work Concert Series: The Cigar Box String Band
June 8, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $15 suggested donation to musicians
Murray-Dick-Fawcett House, 517 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314
www.alexandriava.gov/historic  

Co-sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, join us for monthly Friday-night concerts on the second Friday of the month. The June 8 concert features The Cigar Box String Band from Williamsburg, Virginia. In years past, Americans enjoyed music in ways that are forgotten today. Even without radio, television, boom boxes or iPods, music was everywhere. Wherever people gathered, they would play and sing the popular songs of the day, a practice that seems to have disappeared except at Christmas when we sing carols together. The Cigar Box String Band has made it a mission to bring music alive again at public gatherings, playing Old-Time music on combinations of banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, bass, washboard and bones for any happy occasion! Great music with a $15 suggested donation for the musicians. No ticket required—show up and enjoy the music! Beer and wine for sale; light refreshments available as well. 

7th Annual D-Day Commemoration
June 9, 2018, 2:30-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-4242
www.alexandriava.gov/gadsbystavern   

Join us for a celebration of the 74th anniversary of D-Day with the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee. The program will include WWII reenactors, vehicles and static displays, period music from “Blue Jazz” along with swing dancing on Market Square, and an official remembrance ceremony with Alexandria elected officials. Children are encouraged to attend and all activities are free! 

Apothecary Museum Geek Tours: Behind the Scenes
June 10, July 8 & August 12, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon
Admission: $15
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3852
www.alexandriava.gov/Apothecary   

If the regular 30-minute tour of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum isn’t enough, this is the tour for you! This one-hour tour spends more time in the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary and is led by an expert guide. 

Second Thursday at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
June 14, July 12 and August 9, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.torpedofactory.org  

Every second Thursday visit until 9 p.m. and browse open studios and galleries, get to know the artists, and enjoy special programming throughout the building. Don't miss the monthly lecture series, Torpedo Talks, at 8 p.m. in the Main Hall. This series features some of the contemporary art world's best-known artists, art curators and art professionals. 

Alexandria’s Historic Breweries Guided Tour and Tasting
June 16 & 17, 2018, 2-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $25
Old Town Alexandria
www.portnerbrewhouse.com/events-tours  

Join Alexandria's Historic Breweries author, Garrett Peck, and Portner Brewhouse co-founder, Catherine Portner, on a guided walking tour around Old Town Alexandria exploring the foundations of local brewing. The tour includes highlights from the print brochure, a Portner Brewhouse sponsored beer sampling and culminates at one of Alexandria's current hop stops. Each tour will feature local homebrewers that are interested in your feedback as part of Portner Brewhouse's Craft Beer Test Kitchen™.

Father’s Day Open Houses in Historic Alexandria 
June 17, 2018 at various times
Admission: Free for visiting fathers; prices vary by location
Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.visitalexandriava.com/summer  

In honor of Father’s Day, dads will receive free admission to some of Alexandria’s premier historic sites and have the opportunity to peruse the grounds once frequented by America’s founding fathers.

Til the World Turned Upside Down – Uniforms of the American Revolutionary War
June 21, 2018 at 7 p.m.
The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA  22314
Admission: $20 per person
703-746-4994
Shop.AlexandriaVA.gov/Events   

In honor of “Hamilton” premiering in Washington, D.C., join us at The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum on Thursday, June 21 for an evening exploring the uniforms from the different nationalities that converged on Yorktown in 1781. Chris Daley, historical clothing manager for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will give you the opportunity to try on and compare uniform coats of the French, German and American armies, and coats worn by African Americans serving with the British army. Each coat has been carefully researched and painstakingly reproduced in several sizes to help bring the Siege of Yorktown to life. Bring a camera and take photos of yourself and family members in the uniforms of the Revolutionary War. 

On October 14, 1781, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton, commander of a light infantry division under General Marquis de Lafayette, led a successful assault of Redoubt 10 at the flank of the British defensive line. Five days later, the British surrendered in what was to be the last major battle of the American Revolution. Hamilton fought with and against soldiers from America, France, England, and Germany and the siege provided a snapshot of the great scope of what was in many ways a world war. This event includes a reception with beer, wine, and light refreshments. The reception begins at 7 p.m. with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Shop.AlexandriaVA.gov/Events or by calling 703-746-4994.

5th Annual Well Ray Festival
June 23, 2018, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Along Mount Vernon Ave. between Custis and Uhler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
www.wellraydelray.com  

Well Ray is a community-wide effort to highlight resources for living healthily and happily. Browse health and lifestyle inspired tents, take free exercise classes and more. Check out wellness-inspired fashion from local fitness clothing designers, jewelers and boutiques. Presented by the Del Ray Business Association. 

Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon
June 29 & 30, 2018, 6-9:45 p.m.
Admission: Fireworks with mansion tour: $35 for adults; $25 for youth; no mansion tour: $30 for adults; $20 for youth
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703-780-2000
www.mountvernon.org/fireworks

Enjoy a patriotic evening filled with dazzling fireworks, mansion tours, musical performances and games on George Washington’s beloved estate! Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Greet General and Mrs. Washington in the historic area before trying your hand at bocce ball. Dust off your dancing shoes for 18th-century dancing demonstrations. Mount Vernon’s colonial artisans will reveal how 18th-century ice cream was made in the days before freezers. Visit Washington’s Tomb at night—this event is one of the few times this area is open in the evening—and watch sparks fly at blacksmith shop. Concessions from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant will also be available. 

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon
July 4, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Included in site fee; $20 for adults; $12 ages 6-11; free children ages 0-5
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703-780-2000
www.mountvernon.org/july4

Observe an inspirational naturalization ceremony for new citizens with a special keynote address, daytime fireworks, military re-enactments and a wreathlaying ceremony. Enjoy free birthday cake (while supplies last), a visit from General and Mrs. Washington and a performance by the National Concert Band during its "Red, White and Blue" concert. Spend a truly inspiring day at a truly inspiring place. 

Alexandria After-Work Concert Series: The Ship’s Company Chanteymen
July 13, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $15 suggested donation to musicians
Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.alexandriava.gov/historic  

Co-sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, join us for monthly Friday-night concerts on the second Friday of the month. The July concert features the Ship’s Company Chanteymen. For more than a decade, the Ship’s Company Chanteymen have shared sea salts' songs with tens of thousands all over the East Coast. Aside from being scurvy-free, they portray the musical part of nautical life in the 1700s and 1800s. Many of their songs originally set a pace to keep ship crews rowing in time or doing rhythmic chores such as turning a capstan. Some just filled long hours or lonely nights at sea. Simple and direct, wild and spirited, salty and rough as a North Atlantic gale, they reflected the sailors themselves. The practice of voicing rhythmic sounds while working may be as old as mankind and probably is intrinsic to human nature. With rollicking tunes and sing-along choruses, it’s also fun. Great music with a $15 suggested donation for the musicians. No ticket required – show up and enjoy the music! Beer and wine for sale, light refreshments available as well. 

“Illuminate” Exhibit at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
July 20 to September 2, 2018
Admission: Free
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.torpedofactory.org 

Target Gallery presents Illuminate, a special glow-in-the-dark exhibition that is focused on the relationship between art and light. The lights will be turned off in the gallery, turning the viewer’s attention to the illuminated artwork whether it be through the lighting of video, light installation/sculpture or use of black light mediums. 

18th Century Gaming Night  
July 27, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA  22314
Admission: $10 per person
703-746-4242
Shop.AlexandriaVA.gov/Events  

Play games 18th-century style games popular during Hamilton’s day! Enjoy Shut the Box, Fox and Geese, Dice, and a special Cards Against Humanity: Tavern Edition from 7-9 p.m. Also hear stories of our young nation and see the room(s) where it happened! Cash bar with wine, beer, and specialty cocktail will be available. Cost is $10 cover per person. As America began as a nation during the late 18th century and emerged in the 19th century, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria as well as the new Federal City of Washington. The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents, including George Washington, and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history. Tavern keepers John Wise and John Gadsby hosted balls, performances, and meetings, and their accommodations were known as the best by travelers near and far. Tickets are available online at Shop.AlexandriaVA.gov/Events

The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter: Adults Only
July 28, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.alexandriava.gov/shop

Bring your friends for a fun night featuring your favorite series—“Harry Potter!” Explore the real world of “Harry Potter” with tour guides, make an herbal potion inspired by the wizarding world and raise a toast to Harry’s birthday with a magical cocktail. Cost is $20 per person and space is limited.  

The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter
July 29, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $6 per person
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.alexandriava.gov/shop  

In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is offering family-friendly tours that explore the real world of science and medicine behind J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series. Cost is $6 per person; children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. This event sells out, so purchase in advance! Event includes a photo booth—don’t forget your camera.

ONGOING EVENTS:

Doggy Yappy Hour at Jackson 20
Every Tuesday, 4-7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-6080
www.jackson20restaurant.com   

Bring your beloved four-legged best friend along for Yappy Hour, featuring pup-tinis and delicious doggie treats. While pooches mix and mingle to meet new furry friends in the outdoor courtyard, happy hour cocktail specials and dinner options are available for owners as well! Throughout the month of June yappy hour will turn rainbow to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in Alexandria.

Alexandria Seaport Tour
Through October 8, 2018
Admission: $18 adults (12 years and older); $10 children (between 2-11 years); free infants under 2
2 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
703-684-0580
www.potomacriverboatco.com  

Enjoy Potomac Riverboat Company’s 40-minute, narrated tour of the colonial Alexandria Seaport of Old Town. Take in the views while you cruise along the waterfront past historic landmarks such as Old Town Alexandria, Founders Park, Old Town Yacht Basin, Admiral's Row, Jones Point Lighthouse and so much more!

Baseball Boat to Nationals Park
Through October 2018; times vary upon Nationals schedule
Admission: $20 one-way; $25 round-trip Monday-Thursday; $37 round-trip playoff games (listed on website)
Departs from 2 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
Arrives at 100 Potomac Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
703-684-0580
www.baseballboat.com   

Skip the traffic, avoid the crowds and worry of Metro and ride the Potomac Riverboat Company’s Baseball Boat to a game at the Washington Nationals Stadium, located in Southeast Washington D.C. No worries if the game goes into extra innings, we stay until twenty minutes after the last pitch no matter how late. The Baseball Boat operates for 80% of Nationals games (check website for specific available dates).

Canine Cruise
Saturdays: April 28, May 19, June 9 & 23, July 21, August 18 & 26, 2018; departing at 11 a.m.
Admission: $20 adults; $15 children under 12; free dogs and infants under 2
2 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
703-684-0580
www.potomacriverboatco.com  

Calling all dog owners or dog lovers! With or without a four-legged friend, you are invited to join us for this special 45-minute cruise of Alexandria’s seaport—a favorite spring activity for locals. Dogs are free, but must be on a six-foot non-retractable leash.

Find more summer events in Alexandria at www.visitalexandriava.com/summer.  

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA
Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. New restaurants tucked in to 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown ignite historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as the waterfront district evolves with new energy.

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