Art festivals, wine-filled tours, and wellness events are kicking off the fall season in Alexandria and DC. As we gear up for football and fun holidays, enjoy the less busy side of the season with family and friends. Here are a few of our favorite fall events and festivities happening in Alexandria and DC:
Get acquainted with local fitness centers and wellness companies up close and personal during the Old Town Waterfront Fitness + Wellness Festival. These businesses will have fitness demonstrations, healthy eating pointers, and calming meditation tips. This fitness and wellness event is happening on September 22 from 12 PM to 4 PM at Waterfront Park. Tickets start at $19 and the first 400 participants will receive a swag bag full of goodies.
On October 6 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Art on the Avenue is coming to the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria. Over 300 artists will have their work on display for the 50,000 visitors who will attend the festival. The range of works to be discovered include pieces by silversmiths, glass makers, and soap crafters. Irish, rock ‘n' roll, and country bands will play on five stages on Mt. Vernon Avenue. There will also be food vendors, activities for kids, and more. This event is free to attend, rain or shine.
Enjoy an interesting and informative tour of the mansion and sample delicious Virginia wines at Mount Vernon's Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. Relax on a blanket while listening to a live blues band and taking in the beautiful sunset view of the Potomac River from the east lawn. The festival is happening every night on October 5-7 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Tickets start at $38, and a fruit and cheese box is available for advance purchase for $32.
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