Alexandria is well-known for making history, and 2016 will definitely be one for the record books. The new year brings a new, national PBS drama series based on real events of Civil War Alexandria; a continued waterfront renaissance; and new restaurants and “Brew News” that have foodies and beer-enthusiasts buzzing about Alexandria. Keep reading for all the details about what’s happening in 2016.
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. Continue reading
When you think summer, you think fireworks, ice cream and the National Anthem sung at every baseball game. These things have ties to a war that’s usually one paragraph in history books – the War of 1812. Continue reading
Five new galleries popped up along Alexandria’s waterfront, quite literally on the backs of artists. The Backpack Gallery project is exactly what it sounds like–a series of mini-galleries that are worn like a backpack, and can travel around to different locations, bringing art directly to the viewers. Continue reading
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? Continue reading