Programs & Events in Historic Alexandria

Historic Alexandria offers a number of public programs and special events throughout the year.

Page updated on Feb 17, 2020 at 2:08 PM

Programs & Events in Historic Alexandria

Check the calendar for special events throughout the year. Follow us on social media sign up for eNews, and read This Week in Historic Alexandria to learn more. Events take place at City museums and outdoor spaces, including Market Square and the new Waterfront Park at the foot of King Street. 

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Yearly Events

These are just a few of the events offered regularly.

  • George Washington’s Birthnight Ball (Gadsby's Tavern Museum, February)
  • Presidents Day Open Houses (various museums, February)
  • Emancipation Day (Alexandria Black History Museum, April)
  • Mother's Day Open Houses (various museums, May)
  • Father's Day Open Houses (various museums, June)
  • The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter (Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, July)
  • Friendship Firehouse Festival (Friendship Firehouse, August)
  • Poe in Alexandria (The Lyceum, October)
  • Yuletide by Candlelight (Locations vary, December) 
  • Christmas in Camp (Fort Ward Museum (December)