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Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns Labor Day Weekend

The inaugural The inaugural Old Town Festival of Speed & Style will debut on King Street near Alexandria’s waterfront on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 and featured over 60 rare and unusual supercars like this one. (Photo: John David Coppola)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style is back this year. On Sunday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., spectators can see more than 100 vintage motorcycles and supercars from around the world. Cancelled last year because of the pandemic, this second annual event, sponsored by Burke & Herbert Bank, is free and open to all.

Taking place on three blocks in Old Town, crowds can gather on lower King Street and Market Square. The festival will include live music and street vendors, and give people a chance to explore Old Town’s many shops.

Photo from the First Annual Old Town Festival of Speed and Style in 2019 (John David Coppola/The Zebra Press)

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The 2019 inaugural event drew thousands of families, visitors, and car enthusiasts from across the region to view a variety of vehicles from the Fifties through the Eighties.

Local boutiques, salons, and clothing shops will participate in a special themed fashion show from noon to 1 p.m.

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 4, The King Street High-Octane Ball is set for 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The ticketed and dress-up event celebrates the style portion of the next day’s festival. The ball will feature food from local restaurants. Guests can also enjoy live music. Purchase information to be announced.

Photo from the 1st Annual Old Town Festival of Speed and Style in 2019 (John David Coppola/The Zebra Press)

The festival will support the following charities: USO Metro Washington-Baltimore and ALIVE!.

What:  2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented by Burke & Herbert Bank
When: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Where: King Street near Old Town Waterfront
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Fashion exhibition from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Weather Plan: Rain or shine

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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