Alexandria July Events 2019
ALX Pride 2019 Mix & Mingle
7 to 9 p.m.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street
Celebrate D.C.’s Capital Pride with a special mix-and-mingle evening in Alexandria. Enjoy the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s studios as you get to know others from the local LGBTQIA community.
“D-Day at 75: Looking Back and Looking Forward”
Admission: $10 per person
201 S. Washington Street
As part of Alexandria’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee presents a distinguished panel to discuss the significance of D-Day, looking back and looking forward. Panelists include Rear Admiral Tom Flynn, retired Judge Advocate General of the Navy; Dr. Kim Bernard Holien, retired U.S. Army Historian; and Brigadier General Tony Smith, U.S. Army, retired. A wine and dessert reception will follow. Tickets can be purchased onsite or online via shop.alexandriava.gov.
Cinema Del Ray Outdoor Movies
7 p.m. – films begin at dusk
Mt. Vernon Recreation Center field
2701 Commonwealth Avenue
Bring family, friends, neighbors and a blanket to watch family-friendly open-air movies including Peter Pan, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Smallfoot (in Spanish with English subtitles), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Incredibles 2 at Cinema Del Ray, sponsored by The Jen Walker Team.
Father’s Day Open Houses in Historic Alexandria
Admission: Free for visiting fathers; prices vary by location
Friendship Firehouse Museum
107 S. Alfred Street
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 S. Fairfax Street
In honor of Father’s Day, dads will receive free admission to some of Alexandria’s premier historic sites and have the opportunity to peruse the grounds once frequented by America’s founding fathers.
Portside in Old Town Summer Festival
2 to 8 p.m.
1 King Street
Kick off summer with the first-ever Portside in Old Town Summer Festival, a day of live music featuring an array of creative collaborations and genres, a beer garden from Alexandria’s award-winning Port City Brewing Company, plus local food, hands-on art and history activities, and fun for the whole family on the Old Town Alexandria waterfront at the foot of King Street.
6th Annual Well Ray Festival
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Along Mount Vernon Avenue
Between Custis and Uhler Avenues
The 6th annual Well Ray Festival showcases the wide variety of health and wellness opportunities in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood. The event features free fitness classes, health demonstrations and exhibits, and is free and open to all. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats to join in on free yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, Spin, Barre and dance classes led by vendors in and around Del Ray. For more information, including a full schedule of events and class registration information, visit wellraydelray.com.
28th & 29th
Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon
6 to 9:45 p.m.
Admission: Fireworks with mansion tour: $36 for adults; $26 for youth; no mansion tour: $30 for adults; $20 for youth
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Enjoy a patriotic evening filled with dazzling fireworks, mansion tours, musical performances and games on George Washington’s beloved estate. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Greet General and Mrs. Washington in the historic area before trying your hand at bocce ball. Dust off your dancing shoes for 18th-century dancing demonstrations. Mount Vernon’s colonial artisans will reveal how 18th-century ice cream was made in the days before freezers. Visit Washington’s Tomb at night—this event is one of the few times this area is open in the evening—and watch sparks fly at the blacksmith shop. Concessions from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant will also be available.
Find more summer events and activities at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Summer.
ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA
Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. New restaurants tucked in to 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown ignite historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as the waterfront district evolves with new energy. Learn more at VisitAlexandriaVA.com.