George Washington's Birthday Celebration
Located at Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Celebrate the national observance of George Washington’s birthday by visiting his home and burial site where a traditional wreathlaying ceremony takes place, followed by patriotic music and military performances on the Bowling Green. This celebration lasts for three days. more...
121 North Fairfax Street • Alexandria, VA 22310
Located at Carlyle House Museum and Historic Park
Music, refreshments, and costumed interpreters bring Carlyle House alive during this annual event which takes place in August and recalls when John Carlyle and his bride Sarah Fairfax moved into their newly built mansion, Alexandria's "grandest" home, in 1753. more...
First Night Alexandria
Located at King & Washington Streets
A non-alcoholic, family oriented New Year's Eve celebration of the arts that turns the city of Alexandria into a stage with artists performing in outdoor storefronts, on street corners, and at indoor performance sites along King and Washington streets in historic Old Town. more...
George Washington's Farewell Address
201 South Washington Street • Alexandria, VA 22310
Taking place in February of each year, this reenactment of George Washington's farewell address has become an Alexandria tradition.
Christmas at Mount Vernon
Located at Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Learn about the Washingtons' Christmas traditions, meet historic characters, and tour the historic home by candlelight during this holiday event which lasts for three consecutive weekends.
George Washington's Birthnight Banquet & Ball
134 North Royal Street • Alexandria, VA 22310
Located at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Celebrate George Washington's birthday in the same tavern in which he celebrated it during this unique annual event. An annual tradition dating back to 1789. Takes place during the weekend of President's Day.
Sponsored By: GWBCC
Salute to the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution
321 South Fairfax Street • Alexandria, VA 22310
Held each year on February 21st, this ceremony honors the unknown soldier of the Revolutionary War at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House and includes a graveside service.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Parade
Held at Market Square, 301 King Street and throughout Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, the annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Parade includes the Fun Dog Show at 10:30 a.m. in Market Square, a classic car competition at 10:30 a.m. along King Street and the parade at 12:30 p.m. at King and West Streets.
Family Easter Egg Hunt
614 Oronoco Street • Alexandria, VA 22310
Located at the Lee-Fendall House
Children of all ages are invited to look for colorful eggs in the garden of the historic Lee-Fendall House, home to several generations of the famed "Lees of Virginia." Reservations are encouraged. more...
Scottish Games [Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013]
3901 West Braddock Road • Alexandria, VA 22310
Located at the Episcopal High School
Alexandria's rich Scottish heritage is celebrated during this two-day event, one of the nation's largest exhibitions of Scottish culture. A parade which includes bagpipe bands is featured, as well as Highland dancing, a British antique auto show, dog events, clan tents, concession stands, and the kirkin o' the tartans church service. more...
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue • Alexandria, VA 22305
"America's Legendary Music Hall." Many careers have been launched from this internationally recognized music hall which is committed to presenting the highest quality music in a comfortable and intimate atmosphere. Stars such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle Lovett, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt have been "born" here. more...
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Northern Virginia Community College • Alexandria, VA 22314
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
Northern Virginia's premiere fully professional orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1954 and has established a reputation for thematic and inter-arts programming that features a mix of classical and contemporary music. The ASO is also committed to arts in education and hosts a popular Children's Arts Festival every June at the Schlesinger Center. more...
Alexandria Singers, The
2932 King Street • Alexandria, VA 22306
First Baptist Church of Alexandria
Founded in 1975, The Alexandria Singers is a premier Washington metro area mixed voice pops chorus, dedicated to performing a repertoire of American popular music. From swing to jazz to Broadway, through today's Top 40, the singers have something for all audiences. Join the Singers for their Spring Pops Concert as they weave jazzy arrangements of your favorite tunes into a light hearted tale of life as cruise ship entertainers aboard the USS Alexandria. Singing and dancing fun for the whole family. more...
Port City Playhouse
1819 North Quaker Lane • Alexandria, VA 22302
The Lab at Convergence
A community theater which produces plays that challenge and stimulate audiences, illustrate the cultural diversity of society, and convey a strong message to the public. This theater company won the 2003 Ruby Griffith award for All Round Production Excellence for its production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. more...
Annual Holiday Ceramic Sale
305 Madison Street • Alexandria, VA 22314
Features one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels and sculptures created by students and ceramics associates of The Art League School. The ceramics sale is one of the highlights of Artête weekend, showcasing works by more than 35 artists. more...
Sponsored By: The Art League
Alexandria Arts Safari [Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013]
105 North Union Street • Alexandria, VA 22314
Located at the Torpedo Factory
This family event celebrates diversity and creativity in Alexandria and includes art demonstrations, lots of hands-on activities for children and adults, and architectural and archeological tours. more...
Memorial Day Jazz Festival
1A Prince Street • Alexandria, VA 22310
Located at Waterfront Park
This special event features unique American music played by jazz ensembles and orchestras that present a great diversity of jazz styles.
Art on the Avenue [Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013]
Located on Mount Vernon Avenue
Celebrate the diversity of the community during this multicultural arts festival where artists and artisans of all kinds will discuss their works and demonstrate their crafts. This event also includes a variety of culinary specialties and musical performances. more...
Scottish Christmas Walk Parade
418 South Washington Street • Alexandria, VA 22310
Located at the Campagna Center
This parade honors Alexandria's Scottish heritage and features over 100 Scottish clans dressed in tartans and playing bagpipes. This Christmas event also includes living history reenactment units, antique cars, musical performances, and children's events. more...
George Washington Birthday Parade
Located in Old Town
A part of the Washington birthday celebration, this is the largest parade in the nation which is held in honor of the United States' first president and Alexandria's hometown hero. This parade features marching bands, floats, military and reenactment units, Masonic groups, equestrian entries, antique cars, and those portraying George and Martha Washington. more...
Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours
Located in Old Town
Come and enjoy the warmth and beauty of the holiday season at festively decorated historic sites in Old Town Alexandria during these self guided candlelit tours which last for three days and highlight the decorative, social, musical, and sentimental aspects of the holidays reminiscent of 18th and 19th century Alexandria.
Historic Garden Week
421 King Street • Alexandria, VA 22310
Tour more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks during this event which lasts nine days. All of the houses feature magnificent, unique flower arrangements created by local garden clubs. more...
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