Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions

Alexandria, VA – March is here! Spring Training is underway. March Madness is around the corner. St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching. The cherry blossoms are in bloom early. You can see them and do much more around town this weekend!

39thAnnual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Dog Show

Photo: Visit Alexandria

Saturday, March 7

Time: 12:30-2 p.m. (FREE!)

King and Alfred Streets

Wear your green! More than 2,000 people will participate in this year’s parade, sponsored by The Ballyshaners. Before the parade – at 10:30 a.m.- a dog show will take place at Market Square to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. It should be a fun day!

‘80s Night with DJ Infinite Sounds

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Friday, March 6

10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. (FREE!)

O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub

112 King Street

Dance until your feet are sore! You are bound to have fun, meet fun people, and hear good music. This event recurs on the first Friday of every month.

RAR Craft Beer Tasting

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Friday, March 6

5-8 p.m. (FREE admission!)

Hops N Shine

3410 Mt. Vernon Avenue

Hops N’ Shine hosts RAR Brewing Company for a Friday evening tasting. Hops N Shine offers wings, whiskey, and its own beer. Come have a good time and relax. Bring your kids and enjoy the patio.

Water Taxi Service to the Wharf in D.C.

Photo: Potomac Riverboat Company

Recurs daily

Departures begin: 6:40 a.m. weekdays; 10:40 a.m. weekends

Launches from Cameron and Union Streets

Cost for adults: Starts at $13 one-way; $21 round-trip

Take the convenient water taxi service to enjoy the cherry blossoms and more. For details info, click HERE.

“Moonlight and Magnolias” at the Little Theatre

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Friday, March 6-Sunday, March 8

Times: 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday ($21-$54)

Little Theatre of Alexandria

600 Wolfe Street

This play, based on a true story, takes the audience behind the scenes during the making of “Gone with the Wind.” Learn how the writers hurriedly reworked a horrible script and the film crew made an instant classic. Get your tickets HERE.

 Post-Parade St. Patrick’s Day Party

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Saturday, March 7

2–6 p.m. (FREE admission!)

Jackson 20 Courtyard

480 King Street

The revelry doesn’t have to end once the parade is over.  There will be food, drinks courtesy of Port City Brewery, and lots of fun!

Parade Day at Murphy’s

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Saturday, March 7

Starts: 9 a.m. (FREE admission!)

Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub

713 King Street

Receive complementary bagels, donuts, and coffee before the parade. There will also be live music and Irish dancing throughout the day. Stop by and check things out.

Alexandria’s Farmers Markets

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For info on the Old Town 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 in May.

Silversun Pickups at the 9:30 Club

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Sunday, March 8

7 p.m. ($45 per person + $10 fee)

9:30 Club

815 V Street NW

The L.A band with four albums under their belt, including the gold-selling “Carnavas,” come to D.C. for one night only. Get tickets HERE!

The Park Sunday Brunch + Day Party

Photo: Eventbrite

Sunday, March 8

12:30-9 p.m. (Cost varies)

The Park at 14th

920 14th Street NW

Enjoy brunch at one of the most popular spots in the Metro area. Purchase tickets HERE. For parties of more than five, fill out this form. Dress code prohibits t-shirts and athletic wear. Must be at least 21 to enter.