The annual King Street Art Festival will take place on September 21 & 22 in Old Town Alexandria. The event will transform the city’s historic main street into “a world-class outdoor art gallery.” Festival booths will line King Street between Washington and Union streets, featuring over six blocks of artwork by more than 200 artists from the US and abroad.Art enthusiasts can “discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them.”
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Historic Alexandria Homes Tour
The 78th Historic Alexandria Homes Tour will be held on September 28 and will feature several of Alexandria's finest homes. The tour is presented by The Twig, which is the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital--an organization of women dedicated to providing financial aid, volunteer service, and support to Alexandria Hospital, which was itself originally established by volunteers in 1872. The event is designed as a walking tour and also features a raffle and prizes.
The Annual Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour will take place October 11-13.The event features live tunes and spectacular views of the Potomac River. Visitors can taste unlimited samples of wine from 20 Virginia wineries.It's Mount Vernon's most popular event!
Mount Vernon by Candlelight will take place November 29 & 30 and December 6, 7, 13, 14 & 22.The event offers a candlelit character-guided tour, during which participants can learn about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia.