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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 medium 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.

Explore Alexandria in the Summer

Top Things to Do This Summer in Alexandria

Key To the City Hotel Bonus

Experience the Waterfront

Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale

Alexandria Restaurant Week


Waterfront Dining

Celebrate Juneteenth in Alexandria

Pride Month

Portside Festival

Summer Events

February 25 - October 27, 2022
Carlyle House
June 2 - September 8, 2022
Various locations throughout Del Ray
June 10 - August 19, 2022
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
June 16 - August 18, 2022
Montgomery Park
June 21 - August 16, 2022
AR Workshop Alexandria
July 1 - August 19, 2022
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
July 1 - August 19, 2022
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
July 6 - July 27, 2022
Little Theatre of Alexandria
July 9 - July 10, 2022
Del Ray Artisans
July 9, 2022
Various locations throughout Old Town
July 18 - July 29, 2022
Del Ray Artisans
July 23 - August 13, 2022
Little Theatre of Alexandria
July 31, 2022
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
August 6, 2022
Friendship Firehouse
August 7, 2022
Little Theatre of Alexandria


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