2019 Sidewalk Sale

Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

August 10-11, 2019

Alexandria’s summertime deal-grabbing tradition returns August 10-11, 2019 as 50+ boutiques throughout Old Town and Del Ray offer deeply-discounted summer merchandise (up to 80% off). Don’t miss your chance to find incredible bargains and unique treasures in Alexandria, the D.C. region’s Shop Small headquarters. Many boutiques will open their doors at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday to kick off the sale weekend. Spot the deals by looking for the bright yellow balloons. New this year, the King Street Mile comes alive with storefront activations, giveaways and live music. Plus, visitors are encouraged to make it a shopping weekend and enter an Instagram giveaway for the chance to win an overnight stay at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa on August 10, 2019. Join the conversation online by using #SidewalkSaleALX.

Free Parking!

In Old Town, the City of Alexandria is offering free parking at all City meters on Saturday (parking at meters is free on Sundays). Parking in Del Ray is always free! Plus, visitors can also take advantage of a summer parking discount featuring $2 all-day parking on weekends at City-owned garages and surface lots.

King Street Shopping

Activations Along the King Street Mile

Sidewalk Sale

The King Street Mile will come alive as stores host activations such as lemonade stands, a rose bar, a bubble bar, mosaic-making demonstrations and more. Stop by the new garden at the Alexandria Visitor Center and 913 King Street from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday to recharge and for pop-up blue grass and folk performances by Alexandria Symphony Orchestra musicians. At 913 King Street, view a pop-up art studio by Kyo Gallery and cool off with refreshments by McEnearney Commercial. From noon to 4 p.m. each day, enjoy a steel drum performance by Mason Music Productions at the pocket park at Fayette and King Streets. 


Shoppers with their pups in tow will want to stop by the pet-friendly Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa to cool off at a complimentary station with gourmet pet treats and water bowls Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. While at the boutique hotel Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., check out Nourish & Refine, an Alexandria based natural skincare line, that will pop-up in the hotel’s courtyard.  Stop by for exclusive discounts and a gift with every purchase of their luxurious line of skincare, candles, eye masks and more. Shoppers can also refuel with complimentary bites and Parisienne Punch from Brabo Brasserie Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and complimentary boozy Otter Pops and Parisienne Punch from Brabo Tasting Room Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Clothes Inside TSALT

Instagram Giveaways


Make it a shopping weekend by entering Visit Alexandria and Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa’s Shopping Weekend Getaway giveaway on Instagram for the chance to win a luxurious overnight stay in Old Town on August 10, 2019. To enter, follow @VisitAlexVA and @LorienHotelandSpa then look for Visit Alexandria’s post on July 26, 2019 and tag a friend you want to shop the King Street Mile with. Each comment tagging a unique person equals one entry—so the more comments and tags, the more chances of winning! One random winner will be selected on July 29, 2019.

Sidewalk Sale Sign

The giveaways continue throughout August with more Visit Alexandria Instagram giveaways the two Fridays leading up to the Summer Sidewalk SaleAugust 2 and 9, 2019. One random winner will be selected each Friday to win a $25 gift certificate. The Old Town Boutique District will also host an Instagram giveaway. Simply snap a photo of your favorite sidewalk “steal” and tag #shopOTBD #LoveLocalOT for a chance to win a gift card to a store of your choice.

Participating Stores