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Alexandria’s Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns May 21

Free event, in its fourth year, will raise funds for ALIVE! and the Campagna Center. Tickets available for High-Octane Ball

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

Alexandria, VAOne of the most prestigious and premiere car events on the East Coast, The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style returns to Alexandria, VA on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

The Fourth Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style, presented by Alexandria-based Burke & Herbert Bank, will feature more than 100 rare and incredible supercars, racing cars, and high-performance vehicles, that will be on display for all to see up close.  In addition to the cars gracing the lower street of Old Town, a fashion celebration will also be held to complement the “Style” element of these spectacular vehicles, along with live music and sponsor activations making it a fun event for the entire family.


WhatThe Fourth Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style, presented by Burke & Herbert Bank
WhenSunday, May 21, 2023
WhereLower Blocks of King Street around the Market Square area
Time10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Weather PlanRain or shine!

The Festival is free and open to the public for all to enjoy. Last year, the Festival drew an estimated 15,000 spectators to the lower King Street area, doubling foot traffic to local businesses, generating widespread media coverage, and raising $30,000 in contributed conations to two community-based charities.

The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style is, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, that raised funds for two Alexandria-based nonprofits ALIVE! and the Campagna Center. ALIVE! Is dedicated to fighting poverty and hunder in the Alexandria community and the Campagna Center aids children and families with the resources they need to thrive and succeed.

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

Old Town Alexandria is widely recognized as a “stylish and quaint” location, and this correlates with the theme of the Festival to incorporate fashion as part of its “Style” component. A unique fashion celebration and discussion led by celebrity stylist, Monte Durham from “Say Yes to the Dress – Atlanta” and Alexandria’s Salon Monte starts at noon. Live music will also be provided during the entirety of the Festival.

In addition to the Festival itself on Sunday, a warmup event is being held the night before. The High-Octane Ball presented by Alexandria-based Yates Automotive will celebrate with a formal social gathering, highlighting the “Style” element of Speed & Style from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20th. Tickets are now on sale for this all-inclusive ticketed dress-up event in which partygoers can enjoy food, wine, libation, live music, and a live auction. 

About Old Town Festival of Speed & Style

The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style brings together exquisite cars and motorcycles, with enthusiasts of fashion, art, music, and style, to create a one-day festival of good energy and fun. It celebrates the heart and spirit of the Alexandria, VA community and highlights the elegance and style of Old Town. The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered to generate funds to be donated to charitable organizations – both local and national.

About the 2023 Charity Recipients

ALIVE!: Founded in 1969, ALIVE! Is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, VA, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community. Learn more at https://www.alive-inc.org/.

The Campagna Center equips children and families with a comprehensive set of tools they need to thrive and succeed. Since 1945, they have served the community by offering a range of programs that foster a dedication to learning among children, youth, and adults. www.campagnacenter.org

About Burke & Herbert Bank

Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers’ banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates more than 20 branches in northern Virginia and greater Fredericksburg. Member FDIC. burkeandherbertbank.com

For more details regarding the Festival, please visit www.festivalspeedstylealex.com.

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