Upcoming Events

Fashion's Night Out Alexandria

09/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
1018 King St, Alexandria, VA
Alexandria is known for its historic ambience and contemporary flair offering an extraordinary collection of local, independent retailers. Shoppers can take part and enjoy this signature evening kicking off the fall shopping season. 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...

Old Town KaBOOM! Playground Build Day

09/13/2012 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hopkins-Tancil Court development in Old Town, Alexandria
If you are interested in participating in a once in a lifetime community experience and build a playground for kids in Alexandria we need you! You do not have to be skilled, but you must be enthusiastic, energetic, a team player, willing to work, and have fun! More...

Mile Long Yard Sale

09/22/2012 - 8:30am - 2:00pm
Taney Ave, 22304 between N. Pelham and Patrick Henry Elementary School

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...

Art on the Avenue

10/06/2012 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mt. Vernon Avenue between Bellefonte and Hume, Del Ray, Alexandria, VA
Each year, the first Saturday of October brings Art on the Avenue, a huge outdoor art festival featuring hundreds of local and regional artists. In addition to art, there is live music, delicious food. It’s a great way to spend the day! More...

1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery Program

10/06/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site 4301 W. Braddock Road.
Learn about army life for Union artillerymen stationed in the Defenses of Washington at Fort Ward Museum's living history program, "Civil War Artillery with the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery." The reenactors of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery portray the duties and soldier life of a regiment that was stationed at Fort Ward during the Civil War. More...

Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals

10/21/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Market Square in Old Town 301 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) will host the first-ever Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals. The new event will raise awareness about pet overpopulation in Alexandria and surrounding areas, and the thousands of homeless animals the AWLA cares for each year until they find permanent homes. More...

President George Washington and the Press

10/24/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St.
Lecture: Infamous Scribblers: President George Washington and the Press. Harry Truman once said "the only thing new is the history we do not know." Professor Henriques shows that even George Washington was not exempt from severe attacks in the press. Washington's attitude and relationship with the press is another way of better understanding our remarkable first President. More...