Local Events: Fall in Love with Alexandria in Autumn

Walking around Alexandria during the fall is truly a treat. There is a different feel to the area once autumn rolls around. Maybe it’s the crisp air and cobblestone on a Friday night that makes you smile. Maybe it’s the preserved architecture and design of the shops and restaurants that gives you a real sense of the history engrained in the city. With a variety of cultural events that cater to everyone, Alexandria is a special place to spend a fall weekend. Here are a few events we’re looking forward to this fall.

Shop & Stroll, September 22 – 25, Old Town

From Thursday to Sunday, Alexandria invites you to explore the very best of the Old Town Boutique District as it hosts Shop & Stroll. Tickets are only $20, which gets you discounts up to 30% at more than 30 shops. In addition, free goodies and prizes await you at every location.

More details: http://oldtownboutiquedistrict.com/2016-shop-stroll/

Alexandria Live Music Week, September 30 – October 8

Over 300 performances at over 60 venues bring music-lovers around the District to Alexandria during Live Music Week. If you want a taste of Alexandria’s music scene at some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, this week is right up your alley.

More details: http://livemusicweek.com/

Art on the Avenue, October 1, Del Ray

When you visit Del Ray, you feel like a local. This Alexandria neighborhood features many award-winning restaurants and must-see events that are often undiscovered by visitors and residents of the DC metro area. One of the best events in Alexandria is Art on the Avenue, a multicultural arts festival that showcases Del Ray’s lively community. Around 50,000 attendees make an appearance to the family-friendly event each year, so mark your calendar. This is an experience you won’t want to miss.

More details: http://artontheavenue.org/

Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour, October 7 – 9, Mount Vernon

Your fall is not complete without spending time at a vineyard in Northern Virginia. We love the Wine Festival and Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon, the country home of George and Martha Washington. Connoisseurs and large groups flock to this event every year to taste a variety wines from over 20 local vineyards.

More details: http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/fall-wine-festival-sunset-tour/