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Nothing says summer like a refreshing trip to Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The free Portside in Old Town Summer Festival returns this year with a two-day soiree featuring an array of music, local craft beer, hands-on activities and more. All summer long, enjoy festivities at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, including SummerfestIndependence Fireworks and more. And celebrate Juneteenth and Pride Month with activities at Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Garden at Building Momentum and various historic attractions. Explore more events below or check out our events calendar.

Plus, stay at a participating Alexandria hotel and receive free Key to the City attraction passes! Learn more here.


Alexandria is currently at a low COVID-19 community level. Wearing a mask is not required in most settings, but individuals are welcome to do so at any time; certain businesses may still require masks.

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Summer Events


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