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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend

(Courtesy: Ironistic)

Alexandria, VA – Do you have relatives visiting? Do they want to see something different than D.C.? Alexandria has a charm all its own. Show your loved ones this wonderful city! These events are sure to keep them occupied and give them memories they won’t soon forget.

Attendees at last year’s Supper Under the Stars. (Courtesy photo)

Supper Under the Stars

Friday, September 27

6-10 p.m. ($40 per ticket)

Waterfront Park

1A Prince Street

Old Town Business welcomes diners to a night of great food, live music, and dancing. Beer and wine will be served. Many of the best restaurants in Old Town will provide dinner. Purchase your tickets HERE

Run! Geek! Run! 5K Race

Sunday, September 29

8:30 a.m. ($35 to register)

Starting Line: Between G,W. Middle School and Braddock Road Metro

Ironistic and Hudson Studio are proud to present this 5K race, which welcomes various age groups. All proceeds go to  National Industries for the Blind. You can register HERE. To learn more about the race’s background, read this Zebra Press article. The Zebra is delighted to be a fellow sponsor. It should be a fun day for everyone involved!

Loopy Mango Book Launch Party

Friday, September 27

2–8 p.m. (FREE)

fibre space

1319 Prince Street

Loopy Mango brings their first book to fibre space! It is filled with 34 designs. Stop by to purchase a copy, eat, drink, and try on some of the designs in the book.

Oktoberfest At Village Brahaus

Friday, September 27–Sunday, September 29

Hours: 11:30–12 a.m.

Village Brauhaus

710 King Street

Start the celebration early at this new German-themed restaurant! There will be live music at 4 p.m., but you can always stop in earlier.

An Evening of 18th-Century Games

Saturday, September 28

6–8 p.m. ($40 per ticket)

Carlyle House

121 N Fairfax Street

Bring your friends and learn card and board games from the 18th century. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Ticket price includes a tour of the dwelling’s first floor. Please register HERE.

Del Ray Farmers’ Market

Saturday, September 28

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, September 28

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.

See historic homes in Alexandria this Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

78th Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour

Saturday, September 28

10 a.m.–3 p.m. ($40 in advance; $45 day of tour)

Throughout Old Town

The Historic Alexandria Homes Tour, sponsored by the Twig, takes attendees to 18th and early 19th century homes of historical import.

Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the Alexandria Visitor’s Center. All proceeds go to Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Before They Were Americans: A Prologue to the Revolutionary War

Saturday, September 28

8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. ($60 per person; $50 for students and OHA members)

Alexandria’s History Museum at the Lyceum

201 S Washington Street

A one-day symposium presented by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum in collaboration with Emerging Revolutionary War. To learn more, click HERE. To purchase tickets, click HERE.

Downton Abbey” Release Party

Saturday, September 28

1–3 p.m. ($25 per adult, $15 per youth)

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

614 Oronoco Street

Lee-Fendall is ready to celebrate! Test your “Downton Abbey” knowledge. Participate in a scavenger hunt and more! The current owner of Highclere Castle – where the show and movie were filmed – is a direct descendant of Phillip Fendall! Purchase tickets HERE. (The movie will not be screened at this event.)

Check out some great cars at the 2019 AHS Classic Car Show. (Pixabay photo)

The AHS Fall 2019 Classic Car Show at River Farm

Sunday, September 29

9 a.m.–1 p.m. ($10 for non-show cars; $5 for walk-ins; Kids 12 and under FREE)

The American Horticultural Society’s River Farm

7931 E Boulevard Drive

Yes, there will be plenty of cars. But attendees can also participate in a 50/50 raffle and take garden tours. Food and drinks will be served.

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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