Alexandria Calendar – September

Alexandria Calendar – September

10th

George Washington Patriot Run

8 a.m. 10K and 5K
9:45 a.m. Kids Fun Run
Admission: $50 per runner; $10 for spectator tickets at the finish line
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
703-780-2000
http://www.MountVernon.org.

Dash through history during the George Washington Patriot Run 10K and 5K, which finishes at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. A children’s “Fun Run” will take place near the finish line in the historic area.

16th & 17th

15th Annual King Street Art Festival
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
King St., from Washington to Union Streets
703-746-3301
http://www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/ArtFest

Old Town Alexandria’s King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront is transformed into a gallery filled with art from more than 250 artists from the U.S. and abroad. Visitors can purchase original artwork, participate in hands-on art activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream at The Art League’s Annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser.

16th & 17th

Mount Vernon Colonial Market & Fair
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Included in general admission ($20 adults; $10 youth)
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
703-780-2000
http://www.MountVernon.org

Colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leather-workings, weavings, furniture, and much more. “General Washington” will be on hand overseeing the festivities: 18th-century entertainment including music, a balloon-launch, fire-eating, puppet and magic shows, plus hearty specialty food for sale on site. Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating the 18th-century chocolate-making process using an authentic colonial recipe! The Colonial Market & Fair takes place rain or shine.

23rd

76th Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: $40 in advance; $45 day of
Old Town Alexandria
703-823-1273
http://www.thetwig.org/Homes-Tour
Part of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, the 76th Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour features eight homes and gardens in Old Town Alexandria, all within walking distance of one another. On tour day, exchange your tickets for the tour book and map either at the Twig Shop, 106 N. Columbus Street, or at the Alexandria Visitor Center. All proceeds benefit Inova Alexandria Hospital.

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