The Art League's annual Patrons' Show returns to the delight of Old Town art enthusiasts on Sunday, February 17. Described as part block party, part fundraiser, The Patrons' Show is a unique opportunity to view and purchase locally made art, while supporting a great cause. This year marks the 51st anniversary of The Patrons' Show and EYA is proud to sponsor of the event.
Excitement is brewing for Old Town food lovers as Alexandria Restaurant Week returns January 18-27! More than 65 restaurants in six Alexandria neighborhoods have signed on for the 10-day event, including an impressive 46 choices in Old Town.
Nearly 412 years ago, 104 passengers on three ships set sail from England on a four-month transatlantic voyage that ultimately shaped our nation’s future with the founding of Jamestown and the colony of Virginia. An authentic re-creation of one of the ships – Godspeed – is the featured attraction at this weekend’s Portside in Old Town Festival held at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park at the foot of Prince Street, one block north of Robinson Landing.
This weekend, the 16th annual King Street Art Festival will bring more than 220 exhibiting artists to Alexandria to display their creations and crafts. Festival go-ers will be treated to an array of fantastic paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more.
Old Town Alexandria boasts a wide array of dining choices for local residents and visitors. In addition to offering enticing fare that includes steaks, seafood, pizza, Irish, Italian and Thai, many are marked by an individual history that tells the story of the Colonial-era city and its modern re-development along the Potomac River.