September 16, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
Strap on your shopping shoes for Old Town Boutique District’s 7th Annual Scavenger Hunt! From September 18-20, dozens of Old Town Alexandria’s independent boutiques will open their doors to visitors in search of unique fashion finds, food and wine, home goods and more, including the chance to win gift certificates and merchandise from participating retailers. …Learn More
September 11, 2014 - Posted by Maria
On Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14, King Street from Washington Street to the waterfront will be transformed into an outdoor gallery with original work by more than 200 artists – from paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, and ceramics – there is something for everyone in every price range.
September 8, 2014 - Posted by Molly
In 1968, a small group of artists was house-hunting in Alexandria. The Art League, founded in 1954, needed more space for its growing school and gallery, and an old tobacco warehouse on Cameron Street fit the bill. 60 years later, this group’s contributions to Alexandria’s then budding art scene would inspire thousands of artists to …
September 4, 2014 - Posted by Molly
You might find yourself saying, what exactly is the Contrabands & Freedmen Cemetery? To which I will respond, only one of Alexandria’s most thought-provoking historical sites!
August 28, 2014 - Posted by Molly
As August winds down, so does Virginia Craft Beer Month—but that doesn’t mean the celebration has to stop!
August 25, 2014 - Posted by Molly
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! After nearly a year of special events, tours and exhibits honoring Alexandria’s role in the War of 1812, the celebration will close with the much-anticipated Signature Event Weekend on August 30-31.
July 14, 2014 - Posted by Molly
There’s nothing that says “It’s gorgeous outside!” quite like dining outdoors. And lucky for Alexandrians (and all who flock here for Alexandria’s delectable culinary scene), the city is chocked full of ample opportunities to dine alfresco.
August 21, 2014 - Posted by Al
Old Town Alexandria can be a very dangerous place for pedestrians, but not because the brick sidewalks lining the streets aren’t perfectly safe. It’s that one is constantly looking up at the astonishing collection of historic architecture instead of watching where you’re going.
July 7, 2014 - Posted by Maria
As an Alexandrian, I’d like to think I know of everything going on here (don’t we all?) but it’s true, some things have gotten past me — including the Potomac Riverboat Co.’s Baseball Boat. But now that I’ve experienced its convenience and ease (not to mention gorgeous riverside views) firsthand, it won’t happen again.
June 6, 2014 - Posted by Molly
After more than 260 years on the map, Alexandria has not only hosted American presidents (ever heard of George Washington?) but become an award-winning cultural hotspot filled with killer restaurants, independent boutiques and an incredible arts and cultural scene. You’ve found yourself here, but where to begin?