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Fun Events Happening in Summer 2018 in Alexandria and D.C.

Posted by: Admin
24 May

If you’re looking for the best live music nights, activities on the water, and great places to shop and dine this summer, come to Alexandria, which Money magazine named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018. We’ve selected a couple of our top events going on in Alexandria and DC this summer:


10th Annual Taste of Del Ray


A fun competition between local area restaurants, the Taste of Del Ray is happening on June 3 from 1 to 3 PM at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square. Restaurants participating in this delicious event include Junction Bakery & Bistro, Live Oak Restaurant, and Swings Coffee Roasters. Tickets are $15 online for adults and $5 for children under 12 and include unlimited samples and a vote for your favorite restaurant to win the People’s Choice Award.

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival 2018


Come back to the beautiful Waterfront Park on July 13 and 14 for the 16th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival. Bring your comfy chairs and blankets to the park to see the hit movies Coco and Wonder Woman in HD on a four-story screen. This free outdoor movie event starts at dusk each night, though people are encouraged to arrive early for the best seats.

The 2018 Friendship Firehouse Festival


The Firehouse Festival is a much-anticipated community event in Alexandria that occurs on the first Saturday of August, which is August 4 this year. The festival kicks off at 9 AM and runs until 2 PM. There will be live music, food, and antique fire equipment on display for the curious historians-at-heart, while younger festival attendees will receive a free fire helmet. Kids will also love the opportunity to explore Alexandria’s fire trucks and the fun games with water hoses that mimic fire fighters using a fire hose.

Choosing a hotel for your summer trip to Alexandria and DC in 2018


If you’re planning a trip to Alexandria and DC this summer, it’s important that you arrange for proper accommodations. At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir you can enjoy a complimentary shuttle to the metro to get around, free WiFi in every room to keep you connected, and competitive rates on each night of your stay. Come see why so many visitors to the Alexandria and DC region have chosen us to make their travels less stressful.
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