Arts & Entertainment, Events

Alexandria Events August 2021

Tea with Martha Washington at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Photo Courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies Association

August 14th at 1 p.m.
Admission: $45 per person
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

Join Martha Washington for a cozy tea as she shares memories of her and the General’s life as a young married couple, during the Revolutionary War and Presidency, and at their beloved Mount Vernon. Enjoy some of the Washingtons’ favorite treats and delicacies prepared by the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Following the program, guests are invited to take a self-guided tour of the estate.

Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale

Photo Credit: Sarah-Marcella-Creative-for-Visit-Alexandria

August 14th & 15th
Throughout Old Town and Del Ray

Alexandria’s summertime deal-snagging tradition features deep discounts from dozens of independent boutiques throughout Old Town and Del Ray, plus free parking at four City of Alexandria parking garages in Old Town. Stroll the D.C. region’s Shop Small destination for deals on fashion, jewelry, home décor, gifts and more outside of participating boutiques. The event is led by Visit Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria, Old Town Boutique District, Old Town Business Association, Old Town North and Del Ray Business Association.

Alexandria Restaurant Week

Photo Credit Kristian Summerer for Visit Alexandria

August 20th – 29th

For 10 days and two weekends, dozens of restaurants in Alexandria will offer a $49 in-person and/or to-go dinner for two. Some participating restaurants will offer a $25 in-person and/or to-go dinner for one in addition to the $49 deal for two. This expanded offering was created during Alexandria Restaurant Week To-Go in January 2021 in response to increased interest from single diners during COVID-19.

Restaurant Week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and Eisenhower, and the West End. From neighborhood favorites to restaurants specializing in international cuisine, Alexandria’s distinctive collection of eateries offers a variety of flavors for guests to savor. In early August, guests will find a digital flip-book of menus at participating restaurants on

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