Art Night in Old Town Alexandria

Free Admission! Each month will feature an art gallery and/or cultural arts organization offering an evening of fine art and studio crafts. Art Night will be held the third Thursday of the month, May-October, 2023 from 5-8pm. Come to Old Town for an evening of art and stay for dinner at one of our great restaurants. Join us […]

Vola’s Fall Oyster Fest

Happy Fall, Oyster Lovers! Join us on the Old Town waterfront for unlimited fresh shucked and specialty oysters along with a tasty seafood buffet, plus beer, wine, and cocktails (bloody mary’s, anyone?). Then show off your oyster shucking skills – or try it for the first time! – in a little friendly competition for Best […]

Old Town Trick-or-Treat

Join us for the Old Town Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 28th from 11am-3pm. Arrive anytime from 11am-1pm to pick up the Trick-or-Treat map at Hooray for Books at 1555 King Street.  Bring your own bag or basket, and join us for a stroll through Old Town.

Old Town Doggie Trick-or-Treat

Join The Dog Park and Old Town Business for Doggie Trick-or-Treat on Sunday, October 29th from 1pm-4pm. Pick up your goodie bag and map from The Dog Park at 705 King Street to get started! Businesses, sign-up by emailing

Old Town Cookie Crawl *SOLD OUT*

Kick off the Holiday Season with the Annual Old Town Cookie Crawl About This Event Receive a commemorative tin and stop by all 21 stops on the crawl and receive a pre-wrapped cookie at each location. It is fun for the whole family and a great way to explore Old Town’s walkable shopping district. How […]

Bespoke Cocktails from Laphroaig

Laphroaig has partnered up with over 20 local restaurants and bars to celebrate Plaid Friday & Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend by featuring bespoke cocktails and whisky flights all across Old Town. The Friends of Laphroaig will be donning their kilts and marching in the parade followed by celebration in our favorite local establishments. To join […]

Plaid Friday

Alexandria’s holiday season kicks off with Plaid Friday: Alexandria’s Small Business Black Friday on November 24, 2023. Peruse dozens of shops touting one-of-a-kind deals on designer and coveted merchandise, including home décor, chic fashion, gourmet food, classic toys and gifts for pets. Download the Map Participating Businesses 3 Sisters213 King Street, 10am-8:30pm20% Off Excludes Holiday Socks, […]

Small Business Saturday

Celebrate Alexandria’s Small Business Saturday on November 25 with special discounts, free gifts with purchase, in-store treats and more at nearly 50 stores in Old Town. Learn

Scottish Christmas Walk

December 2, 2023 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Old Town Alexandria Alexandria was founded in 1749 by Scottish merchants and was named after Scotsman John Alexander who owned the land that became Alexandria. Today, the city continues celebrating its heritage with the iconic Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Dozens of […]

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

December 2, 2023 Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Festivities begin in the afternoon Old Town Alexandria Waterfront Old Town Alexandria’s historic waterfront will shine for the 23rd Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon as dozens of brightly lit boats cruise along one mile of the Potomac River shoreline. Enjoy dockside festivities […]