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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Labor Day Weekend

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Alexandria, VA – Labor Day marks the end of summer. Kids return to school. The beaches quiet down. Eventually the leaves turn and it gets colder. Kind of a bummer to think about that, right? Well, there is one thing you can do: Make the most of the long holiday weekend. If you’re staying in town, the following events are a great way to say farewell to the best of the four seasons!

Jill Scott performs Friday and Saturday at MGM National Harbor. (Courtesy photo)

Jill Scott at the Theater

Friday, August 30 & Saturday, August 31

Showtime: 8 p.m. (Prices vary)

MGM National Harbor

101 MGM National Avenue

Looking for a cool way to spend date night? Jill Scott, the talented R&B singer and songwriter, will perform for two nights – right next door to Alexandria! For tickets, click HERE.

Play laser tag at Shadowland! (Courtesy image)

Survivor Saturday

Saturday, August 31

8 p.m.–Midnight ($8.50 per person)

Shadowland Entertainment Center

5508 Franconia Road

Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate survivor? Suit up and find out in Shadowland’s massive 3-D arena. For over 20 years, Shadowland has provided fun group experiences. So check it out with your friends. For more info, click HERE.

Del Ray Farmers’ Market

Saturday, August 31

8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Mt Vernon & Oxford Avenues

If you live in Del Ray, you have a famers’ market right in your neighborhood. There are plenty of vendors offering great produce and other goods. To learn more, click HERE.

Old Town Farmers’ Market

Saturday, August 31

7 a.m.–12 p.m.

Alexandria City Hall

301 King Street

Enjoy the weekly farmers’ market, held at Market Square, for more than 260 years. Buy various edibles, including vegetables and fruits. You can also purchase paintings, flowers, and more. The variety of goods may surprise you. To learn more, click HERE.

Dennis Benjamin returns to Sonoma Cellar on Sunday afternoon. (Courtesy photo)

Classical Guitar On a Sunday Afternoon with Dennis Benjamin

Sunday, September 1

Showtime: 4 p.m. (Free)

Sonoma Cellar

207 King Street

The talented musician will play the Tasting Room as you and your friends relax with wine. For more dates, click HERE.

Old Town Handmade Society Labor Day Iced Tea Party

Monday, September 2

12–4 p.m. (FREE)

fibre space

1319 Prince Street

Visit the welcoming environment that is fibre space! Talk to fellow knitters, work on your latest project, and sip iced tea.

Alexandrians are welcome for good food and good company. (Courtesy image)

ADC’s Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 2

12–4 p.m. ($18 per person; 18 and under FREE)

Fort Ward Park (Area 2)

4301 West Braddock Road

This annual picnic is hosted by the Alexandria Democratic Committee. Alexandrians are welcome to enjoy good food and good company. For tickets, click HERE.

NOTE: For a reminder of closings in Alexandria on Monday, September 2, see this article on the Zebra website

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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