Summer in Alexandria! Here Are Five Events We Won’t Miss.

Summer in Alexandria is such a special time of year. The hustle and bustle of visitors from near and far ignite a new energy, restaurants pour out onto King Street with outdoor dining, and the beauty of the water is on full display during these months. I feel that the spirit of Alexandria is really embodied during the summer and we as residents should get out there and enjoy it! Lucky for us, there are a ton of opportunities to do just that. Below are five events that I am looking forward to this summer.


Taste of Del Ray

June 2, 1-3pm

Mount Vernon and Oxfords Avenues

Admission: $15 Adults, $5 kids

One of Virginia Living Magazine’s top food festivals in the state! 18 top local restaurants.

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image courtesy George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Spring Garden Party

June 15, 6:30-8:30pm

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Upper Garden

Members: $175, Non-Members: $200

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres curated by Michelin-starred chef and owner of Washington D.C.’s Masseria
Nicholas Stefanelli paired with wine made by AldenAlli.

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Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

June 22, 2-8pm

Waterfront Park

Free Admission

Kick off summer with live music, beer, local food, and art and history activities!

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image courtesy Visit Alexandria

Alexandria’s 270th birthday celebration

July 13, 7-10 pm

Oronoco Bay Park

Free Admission

Enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors, and a firework display!

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Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair

July 27, 10am-6pm

Waterfront Park

Free Admission

Shop dozens of vendors from pottery and paintings to recycled jewelry and glass products, and much more!

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My Top Picks for Recurring Summer Events


Trivia Nights at Historic Sights

Every two weeks on Fridays 7-9pm between May 21 through August 23

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

Tickets are $7 and includes one drink ticket

Register early! Space is limited.

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The Late Shift: Summer Party at Torpedo Factory

June 14, July 12, and August 9, 7-10pm

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Free Admission

Gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, and hand-on art making on all three floors.

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Waterfront Beer Garden by Port City Brewing Company

June 28-30, and July 5-7. Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays 12–8pm, Sundays 12-4pm

Waterfront Park

Free Admission, plus cost of food and drink

Enjoy craft beer plus local food and entertainment.

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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

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Alexandria, VA 22314


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