Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Entertainment & Events in Alexandria, Virginia

Special Events

  • George Washington's Birthday Celebration 703-780-2000
    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

  • Carlyle Housewarming 703-549-2997
    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 703-838-4200
    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 703-838-4994
    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 703-780-2000
    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 703-838-4242
    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 703-549-6670
    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.

Night Life

  • Nick's Night Club 703-751-8900
    642 South Pickett Street
    Alexandria, VA 22304
    Nick's has been providing live music and entertainment to the Alexandria for over 20-years.  more

Concerts & Performances

  • Birchmere, The 703-549-7500
    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 703-548-0885
    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 703-941-SING
    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

Plays & Productions

  • Port City Playhouse 703-838-2880
    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

  • Little Theatre of Alexandria 703-683-0496
    600 Wolfe Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Non-profit community theatre. more

  • Medieval Madness 571-257-8869
    1121 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Located 3 Blocks from the Alexandria Metro Station
    Enjoy a medieval feast while laughing the night away with this live comedy show set in the 15th century. Sword competitions and more will make this an evening to remember.  more

  • Old Town Theater Alexandria
    815 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Originally built in 1914, renovated in 2012, now an incredible live venue with all the amenities you expect, but with the ambiance of a 1914 theater in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Memorial Day Jazz Festival 703-838-4686
    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.


  • Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 703-838-5005
    Located at the Alexandria Waterfront
    Watch over 50 colorfully and imaginatively decorated boats parade by Alexandria's waterfront during this holiday event that also features several prizes awarded to the boats and music entertainment. more

  • Scottish Christmas Walk Parade 703-549-0111
    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


  • Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours 703-746-4242
    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.


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