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Annual Alexandria Festivals and Events

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Planning ahead? Alexandria’s signature festivals, parades and seasonal events are a reason to visit all year round. Find some of our annual favorites below and be sure to browse the event calendar for more things to do.

Spring

Cherry Blossom Season

March/April

Connect to D.C.’s famous blossoms by boat or Metrorail while enjoying blossoms, events and specials in Alexandria.

Historic Homes & Garden Tour

April

Tour gorgeous Old Town homes and gardens as part of the annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia.

Old Town Festival of Speed & Style

May

Check out more than 100 rare and exotic supercars and motorcycles, plus dazzling fashion and other free experiences.

Summer

Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

June

Kick off summer with live music, local food and beer and hands-on arts and history activities.

Juneteenth Celebrations

June

Learn about Juneteenth and Alexandria’s Black history and culture with walking tours, musical performances and more.

USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration

July

Enjoy a patriotic performance with dazzling fireworks and live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

Fall

Alexandria Old Town Art Festival

September

The festival showcases artists from all over the country and is rated as one of the top 100 art shows in Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Historic Homes Tour

September

Embark on an autumnal walking tour of beautiful homes, gardens and backyard entertaining spaces in Old Town.

Art on the Avenue

October

Head to Del Ray to view and buy artwork from more than 300 artists while enjoying live music, kids’ activities and more.

Halloween Events

Throughout October

Enjoy ghostly tours at historic sites, family-friendly trick-or-treat events and dozens of haunting events.

Winter

Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

December

Celebrate the holidays and Alexandria’s Scottish heritage during the Campagna Center’s iconic Scottish Christmas Walk Parade.

 

Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

December

Alexandria’s historic waterfront shines as dozens of brightly lit boats cruise the Potomac River.

 

New Year’s Eve and First Night Alexandria

December

Ring in the New Year in style with special menus at restaurants across the city, live music acts and a grand fireworks finale as part of First Night Alexandria.

 

George Washington Birthday Parade

February

Celebrate Washington’s birthday in his adopted hometown with the biggest parade held in his honor.

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