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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions

Enjoy fall in Alexandria. (Pixabay photo by Valiphotos)

Alexandria, VA – With Halloween tonight and the baseball season over, you might be wondering how you will fill your weekend. Well Nats fans, you can celebrate your team winning the World Series! Thankfully, whatever you decide to do, the weather will still be nice. If you don’t mind a little chill in the air, there are plenty of fun events around town. And if you enjoy going out on Halloween, check out these events as well!

Nightly Spirits at Chadwicks

Courtesy photo

Thursday, Oct. 31

Starts: 7:30 p.m. ($25 per person)


203 The Strand

Hear ghoulish stories and take a walk guaranteed to frighten while you enjoy drink specials. For ages 21 and up.

Trick-Or-Treating at Carlyle House

Have fun trick-or-treating at Carlyle House. (Courtesy photo)

Thursday, Oct. 31

4–6 p.m.

Carlyle House

121 N Fairfax St

Have some Halloween fun in one of the most haunted places in the city. Staff will be handing out candy. Contact museum in case of inclement weather.

Ghost & Graveyard Tour

Walk among the tombstones on a graveyard tour. (Courtesy photo)

Thursday, Oct. 31

Starts: 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices vary

Alexandria Visitor’s Center

221 King Street

A costumed guide in 18th century dress leads you through cemeteries around Old Town. Hear the tales of tormented spirits that haunt your surroundings. For ticket info, click HERE.

Grief & Ghost Tours

The Lee-Fendall House (Courtesy photo)

Friday, Nov. 1–Saturday, Nov. 2

Launches: 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 p.m. ($10 at Door; Free to Members)

Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden

614 Oronoco Street

Learn about Victorian mourning traditions, including funeral practices, séances, and more. This is a rare opportunity to see the house after dark!

Athenaeum Day of the Dead Party

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Saturday, Nov. 2

7–9 p.m. (Ticket Prices Vary)

The Athenaeum

201 Prince Street

Celebrate the Mexican holiday that honors family members who have gone to the afterlife while supporting the wonderful arts programs presented by the Athenaeum. It will be one big party! For info on member ticket prices, click HERE. For tickets, click HERE

Alexandria Country Day Fall Fair

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Saturday, Nov. 2

10 a.m.–3 p.m. (Ticket purchases for games)

Alexandria Country Day School

2400 Russell Road

Visit campus and you’ll find a petting zoo, games, and food courtesy of Rocklands Barbecue. It is an event for the whole community!

In-Store Screening: “Suppressed: The Right to Vote”

Documentary poster (Courtesy image)

Saturday, Nov. 2

5–6 p.m. (FREE admission)

Hooray for Books!

1555 King Street

Attend the screening of the new documentary directed by Robert Greenwald. Learn about the suppression during the 2018 midterm elections in Georgia, where Stacey Abrahams battled to become the first Black female governor in U.S. history. For adults and interested teens.

Alexandria’s Farmers’ Market

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For info on the Old Town Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Old Town North Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Del Ray Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Four Mile Run and Artisans Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

Note: The West End Farmers Market returns May 2020.

Apothecary Geek Tours: Behind the Scenes

Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum at 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. (Photo: Lillis Photography)

Sunday, Nov. 3

11–12 p.m. ($15 per ticket)

Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum

105–107 S Fairfax Street

Take an in-depth tour of the museum that goes beyond what visitors usually see. Doors open at 11 a.m. Purchase tickets HERE.

Improv and Sketch Comedy Show

Enjoy improv comedy at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. (Courtesy photo)

Sunday, November 3

6:30–8:45 p.m. (FREE)

Little Theatre of Alexandria

600 Wolfe Street

Enjoy a night of comedy at no cost. For ages 18 and up. Free refreshments.

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Eclipse Chamber Orchestra in performance. (Courtesy photo)

Sunday, Nov. 3

Starts: 3 p.m. ($40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors, FREE for Children and Students)

George Washington Masonic National Memorial

101 Callahan Drive

The Eclipse Chamber Orchestra opens their 28th season. Hear works by Schubert, Mendelssohn. For tickets, click HERE.

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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