Upcoming Events

Irish Festival

08/11/2012 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Waterfront Park, 1 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA
The music, food, and culture of Ireland will be featured as the City of Alexandria hosts the annual irish Festival. Admission is free and the festival will be held rain or shine. More...

Movies with a Mission: Principal Story

08/11/2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St.
The Principal Story tells two stories, painting a dramatic portrait of the challenges facing America's public schools — and of the great difference a dedicated principal can make. More...

Jane Austen Ball

08/11/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street Alexandria, VA
Step back to the time of Jane Austen at this late 1790s era ball. The evening will feature a variety of English country dance in the historic ballroom, live music, and 'iced refreshments'. Period costume optional, 'after-five' attire encouraged. Reservations required.Tickets for this event will go on sale Sunday, July 1. More...

Alexandria Harmonizers Concert

08/17/2012 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Market Square, 301 King St. Market Square in front of Alexandria City Hall
Come down to Market Square, take a seat on your own folding chair or one of the area's many benches, and enjoy the musical harmony created by the Alexandria harmonizers, DC's premier barbershop group. More...

Cambodian Day Festival

08/19/2012 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr.
Classical and folk dances, arts and craft exhibits, a live band, and social dances and food and beverages are all part of this exciting festival. More...

Summer Family Days at Gadsby's tavern Museum

08/19/2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum 134 N. Royal St.
All families are invited to tour the historic tavern as Junior Docents, volunteers from grads 4 through 8, share their enthusiasm for history. Let your kids be inspired by their peers as they tour the tavern as well as enjoy special performances and activities as part of the tour. Tours are from 1 to 4pm. No reservations necessary. More...

Java Jolt: African Americans and Civil War Music

08/25/2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St. Suite #327
"The Choked Voice of a Race, at Last Unloosed: African Americans and Civil War Music." A lecture and book signing sponsored by Friends of Alexandria Archaeology(FOAA). Music was more than mere entertainment during the Civil War and no one was more aware of its power than African Americans. More...

Movies with a Mission: "Language You Cry In"

09/08/2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St.
The Language You Cry In tells an amazing scholarly detective story that searches for -and finds- meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. It bridges hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone. More...

Friends of Fort Ward bus tour

09/29/2012 - 7:45am - 6:30pm
Fort Ward Museum & Historical Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd.
Friends of Fort Ward bus tour, “The 17th Va. Infantry & the Maryland Campaign of 1862.” Tour leader David Heiby will trace the role of local troops in this key Confederate regiment during Robert E. Lee’s invasion of Maryland. More...

Art on the Avenue

10/01/2012 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Art on the Avenue is a multicultural arts and music festival that features more than 350 area artists and craftspeople selling their original works. Enjoy three stages of live music, free children's craft activities and enertainment , artists' demonsrations and more! It is held on Mount Vernon Avenue between Hume and Bellefonte Avenues. More...