Pictured: Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour; Image Credit: George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Throughout spring, al fresco festivals sprout up throughout Alexandria. Check out Del Ray’s new Dog Fest event on April 2, 2023, and on April 29, parade your pup along the Old Town waterfront during the second annual ALX Dog Walk. From May 19 to 21, 2023 George Washington’s Mount Vernon invites you to attend its most popular event of the year, the Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour. Taste unlimited samples from Virginia’s finest wineries, bring a blanket to relax on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River. That same weekend, on May 20 and 21, the 3rd Annual Alexandria Old Town Springtime Art Festival features one-of-a-kind pieces at John Carlyle Square. On May 21, the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style showcases dozens of rare and exotic cars up close, enhanced by a presentation of style, fashion and live music from more than 40 local merchants. Plus, head to Port City Brewing Company on May 20 to enjoy the Makers Market, in partnership with Made in ALX, when a diverse mix of more than 30 local makers will take over Port City’s parking lot.