Previous Saturday Performances
1:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Eli Lev, folk rock
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. La Unica, Irish Latin rock
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. ilyAIMY, folk rock
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Rob Curto’s Forró for All, Brazilian forró
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Ras Band, Ethiopian reggae, jazz and funk
7:45 – 9:00 p.m. Pablo Antonio y La Firma, salsa, merengue and bachata
Special appreciation to Alexandria-based musicians and founders of the Yellow Door Concert Series, Vaughn and Robyn Ambrose, who served as guest musical curators and emcees for the Saturday portion of the festival.
Saturday Activities, 1 to 5 p.m.
Activities and times are subject to change.
Enjoy activities from the following organizations on Saturday afternoon of the festival:
Portside History presented by the Office of Historic Alexandria
Archaeologists will reveal new information about four recently excavated historic ships while presenting a display of artifacts and STEM-based activities for all ages. Learn how wooden ships were reused in the 18th and 19th centuries as landfill with Shoreline Engineering, discover the physics behind moving large ship timbers with Mini Forklift Hydraulics, and see artifacts from the Hotel Indigo Site on display.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Get artsy with a resident artist of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Then, head over to the marina to see art in action during the Workshop on the Waterfront from 1 to 3 p.m.
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center
Create art out of repurposed items with Alexandria’s UpCycle, an organization that serves as a community resource for materials, inspiration and ideas.
“I Love You” Public Art Installation
Stop by the whimsical pink-hued art installation by R&R STUDIOS as part of the City of Alexandria’s Site See public art temporary installation program. On Saturday, enjoy a printmaking activity by Patrick Sargent and pick up some other swag from the Office of the Arts.
Shop for art and other Native made goods at this pop-up version of their Old Town gallery. Intertribal Creatives celebrates the art, culture, business and community work of Indigenous people while serving as a resource to connect Natives throughout the country.
The Art League
Dive into the maker mindset with a family-friendly visual arts activity. This artist-led “make and take” project engages your fine motor and design thinking skills.
Safe Space NOVA
Celebrate Pride Month with Safe Space NOVA! Make friendship bracelets, paint rocks, blow giant bubbles, play games and purchase tickets to Pride Prom. Safe Space NOVA is dedicated to providing a supportive environment to combat challenges faced by LGBTQ+ youth.
Tall Ship Providence (1 to 4 p.m.)–G/H pier near Founders Park, 351 N. Union St.
Step aboard tall ship Providence, a fully functional reproduction of the Continental Navy’s first warship, for an open house. Experience the thrilling history and learn what life was like for 18th century sailors while it’s docked at the City of Alexandria’s marina. All visitors will receive a voucher for a future tour while supplies last.
Head to the artificial turf for a bit of cornhole and other backyard favorites.
Food & Drink
Enjoy local beer from Port City Brewing Company along with a selection of food and drinks from Alexandria-based small businesses Borinquen Lunch Box, Dolci Gelati and The Italian Place. Vendors will begin sales 30 minutes prior to the start of musical performances each day.