Fall in Alexandria

As fall foliage emerges and temperatures cool, Alexandria shines with 20 seasonal events. Step onto Alexandria’s historic brick-lined streets and enjoy autumn with outdoor art festivals, Halloween haunts, events to toast the season and more. Head to the Old Town waterfront for the return of the Portside in Old Town Fall Festival, an event that celebrates the city’s maritime history and features nautical activities for the whole family.

Named a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria is more vibrant than ever during the city's most colorful season. With luxurious accommodations just steps from festival and event venues, galleries, boutiques and restaurants, visitors can enjoy the perfect fall getaway.

Fall Festivals & Events The fall season is a showcase of festivals, arts and crafts events and live performances. Learn More ›
Leaf Peeping Guide Alexandria is home to over 100 champion or notable trees. We’ve compiled an introductory guide to larger-than-life leaf peeping in Alexandria. Start Peeping ›
King Street Art Festival On September 21-22, historic Old Town Alexandria will transform into an art-lover's paradise as more than 200 artists display their works. Learn More ›
Art on The Avenue On October 5, discover more than 300 artists while enjoying live music, food and fall-themed activities for children. Learn More ›
Portside in Old Town Fall Festival On October 12, enjoy fall on the Old Town Alexandria waterfront with a festival of live music, nautical activities, maritime history exhibits, lawn… Learn More ›
Mount Vernon Fall Festivities From the new George Washington Whiskey Festival to Fall Harvest Family Days, enjoy special fall events at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Learn More ›
Halloween in Alexandria Ghostly tours, historic haunts and family-friendly trick-or-treat events make Alexandria, Virginia the spookiest place to celebrate Halloween. Trick or Treat ›

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