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Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue dotted with independent shops, the Del Ray Famers Market and a booming restaurant scene. Our favorite time to visit is for weekend brunch. Check out our blog post for suggestions about the best spots for brunch, including several that are in Del Ray. Del Ray is also known for its “Wellness District,” a large community of holistic health businesses.

Eclectic shops and signature events like Art on the Avenue contribute to an artsy ambiance. Del Ray hosts the popular "First Thursday" events, in which every first Thursday of the month a new festival takes to the streets, attracting visitors and locals alike in search of family fun and a splash of local culture.

On the north side of Del Ray, find shows at America's legendary music hall, The Birchmere in the area known as Arlandria, also popularly known as Chirilagua, for the El Salvadoran village that was at one time home to many of its residents where now, small shops and restaurants with an international flavor line its streets.

Del Ray Farmers Market Held year-round on Saturday mornings, this farmers market offers locally grown produce plus fresh meats, eggs, pasta and sauces, baked goods, eggs and… More ›
First Thursdays Find live music, delicious food and family-friendly entertainment at this free event along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray from 6 to 9 p.m. the first… Learn More ›
Del Ray Artisans A community art organization featuring visual and functional arts with monthly exhibits. Learn More ›
Birchmere Music Hall Known for hosting the biggest names in country, R&B and folk, this legendary 500-seat music hall puts guests mere feet from the performers on stage. Learn More ›

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