Alexandria, Virginia, located on the Potomac River waterfront within eyesight of Washington, D.C., comes to life each spring with an arts scene as vibrant as the cherry blossoms. From gallery parties inside the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center with drinks inspired by the artwork to concerts at The Birchmere: America’s Legendary Music Hall, there’s something for every type of art enthusiast in the Port City this spring. Looking for some creative inspiration, the perfect gift, a date idea or a good show? We’ve got you covered with our top 11 can’t-miss spring art events happening in Alexandria in 2018.
Visitors seeking uncommon tour experiences will find a wealth of options in Old Town Alexandria, a neighborhood steeped in history while humming with a cosmopolitan feel, located just outside of Washington, D.C. Joining a robust calendar of history, ghost, and boat tours are new niche tours including Fetching Photos, which presents walking photo tours for both smartphone and SLR users (and dogs are always welcome!); Nightly Spirits, featuring a “Frights and Pints” tour for beer fans who love a scare; Manumission Tour Company, which explores Alexandria’s rich African American history through curated heritage tours; and Discover Alexandria, presenting tours such as “Virginia is for Runners,” visiting iconic sites while on a brisk run, and “Sweet History,” combining history with the city’s best dessert spots. Keep reading to learn more about new niche tours in Alexandria.