Coming in 2019
February 2019 – Virginia is for Lovers LOVE Letters
Strike a pose with the 6-foot-tall LOVE letters representing the iconic Virginia is for Lovers slogan, coming to Alexandria’s waterfront at 1 King Street for the week of Valentine's Day, February 11 to 17, 2018. Share the love by posting your photo on social media with the hashtag #LoveVA. To celebrate the LOVE letters arrival, local stationary store Penny Post will host a love letter writing activity. The Virginia is for Lovers campaign is designed to promote family-friendly vacation experiences in Virginia.
March 2019 – New Public Art Installation
Alexandria’s waterfront will feature a dynamic temporary public art installation from New York City studio SOFTlab, in place March through November.
June 2019 - Tall Ship Providence Arrival
The biggest splash at the Old Town Alexandria waterfront in 2019 will come from the tall ship Providence, arriving in June as a permanent attraction. This celebrity tall ship, which has appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Master and Commander and in the international blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean, is a full-scale replica of one of the U.S. Continental Navy’s first warships, which was captained by John Paul Jones, the father of the U.S. Navy, under the leadership of General George Washington. Built in 1768, the ship’s first mission in the American Revolution was to clear the Chesapeake Bay of enemy British ships. The public can look forward to public tours, chartered cruises, educational programs and beer cruises presented in partnership with Alexandria’s own Port City Brewing Company.