Old Town’s Events
Old Town’s 2016 Events
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Canine Cruises on the Potomac – August 8
Alexandria 2016 Summer Restaurant Week – August 19-28
Canine Cruises on the Potomac – September 12
Past 2016 Events
Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week – January 29 to February 7
11th Annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale – February 6
George Washington Birthday Parade – February 15
Presidential Primary Election – March 1
53rd Annual Needlework Exhibit – March 1
16th Biennial Ikebana Show – March 2-6
35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 5
Stand Up Comedy at Port City Brewing – March 10
Catch a Dream Musical and Wartime Love Story – March 10 to March 13
Catch a Dream Musical and Wartime Love Story – March 17 to March 19
National Cherry Blossom Festival – March 20 to April 17
Chocolate and Beer Pairing – March 24
17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – March 25 to March 27
Home & Garden Tour – April 23
Canine Cruises on the Potomac – May 9
A Magnolia Tea at Mansion House – June 12
Canine Cruises on the Potomac – June 13
Canine Cruises on the Potomac – July 11
Past 2015 Events
Alexandria Home & Garden Tour – Saturday, April 18
Absentee Voting Begins for Primary | April 24
Rootstock | Rescheduled
Mayoral Primary | June 9
Democratic Primary for Virginia House of Delegates (45th District) and Alexandria Mayor.
Alexandria’s Food and Wine Festival | June 27 | Noon – 6:00 p.m. | Oronoco Bay Park
The event features tastes of local food and wine, a Children’s Corner and live music. Ticket price $15-$30.
Alexandria’s First Live Music Week | July 10-19 | Various Venues
Live music encompassing virtually every genre will be played at over 30 venues in the City. Chheck the link for updates.
Alexandria’s Birthday Celebration | July 11 | Oronoco Bay Park
Event includes awards presentation, food, birthday cake distribution, premier concert and concludes with fireworks barge shoot.
Friendship Firehouse Festival | August 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 100 block S. Alfred
Event features food, shop vendors, tours of the museum, and antique firefighting equipment.
King Street Art Festival | September 19-20 | King Street
Open Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 10-5. King street becomes an outdoor gallery featuring over 200 artists between Union and Washington Streets. Free admission.
General Election | November 3
Election for Alexandria’s Mayor, City Council, and School Board as well as Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates.
Holiday Tree Lighting | Friday, November 27 | Market Square 301 King
An official City event at which the City tree is lit and a visit by Santa to open the holiday season. Program to include welcome by the Town Crier, the Mayor and other City Officials.
Scottish Walk Weekend – December 5-6
45th Annual Campagna Center Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade.