Upcoming Events

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...

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...

Tea with Martha Washington

11/04/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St.
Ever wonder how the first First Lady entertained her guests? What is the proper way to hold a teacup with no handles? Here is your chance to experience history with Martha Washington as she discusses 18th century tea customs as well as clothing of the period. 18th century tea includes the museum's special blend of tea, pound cake, dried fruit, and assortment of cookies. More...

2012 General Election

11/05/2012 - 6:00am - 7:00pm
To locate correct polling location, go to http://alexandriava.gov/elections
Come out and vote for the Virginia Governor, Virginia Lieutenant Governor, Virginia Attorney General, Virginia House of Delegates, Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney, and Alexandria Sheriff! More...

General Election

11/06/2012 - 6:00am - 7:00pm
Various elections for United States President, Vice President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Alexandria Mayor, Alexandria City Council, and Alexandria School Board More...