Take advantage of fall festival season with plenty of outdoor options. On September 17, 2022, the 20th Annual Alexandria Old Town Art Festival will host juried artwork to peruse and purchase at John Carlyle Square. On November 12 (postponed from its original date), Del Ray’s 27th Annual Art on the Avenue celebrates the community’s creative spirit with an artistic bonanza along Mount Vernon Avenue. This ever-popular event features more than 300 creators, from quilters to card-makers to cartographers, displaying their one-of-a-kind wares.
Celebrate Enkukatesh at Beatley Central Library on September 6 with crafts, activities and refreshments in honor of the Ethiopian and Eritrean New Year’s holiday. Then, check out the Enkukatesh Festival on September 10 at William Ramsay Recreational Center and participate in the festivities showcasing traditional Ethiopian music, dance, fashion and arts. Channel your inner art critic with the Alexandria Film Festival, taking place November 10 to 13, 2022. Then, shop art deals, sip craft beverages and enjoy live music during Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Art Fest November 12 and 13.