One of the great advantages to living in the ALEXANDRIA VA area is the wonderful variety of events and activities available - there is something exciting going on pretty much every day of the year! Here are just a couple of suggestions for October,
October 2 ART ON THE AVENUE (Mt Vernon Avenue between Hume and Bellefonte)
The weather forecast for the weekend looks great - so why not check out Del Ray's ART ON THE AVENUE on Saturday?
Hundreds of artists displaying their wares - and their talent - along with crafts, interactive art for the kids, 3 stages of live music and a wide variety of foods from all over the globe. Even a pie baking contest. This is one of the the highlights of the season in Del Ray.
October 16 CAN YOU DIG IT? ARCHAEOLOGY DAY AT GUNSTON HALL
GUNSTON HALL PLANTATION, the 1775 Georgian-style home of George Mason - one of the framers of the Constitution and author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights - is open every day of the week (except for major holidays) and offers a variety of special focus tours and family events. Join Gunston Hall's archaeology staff and screen for artifacts, clean and mend found objects, and learn basic archaeological techniques.
October 23 MOUSEQUERADE BALL for Kids at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Kids will not only enjoy story time with book author Cheryl Barnes who will sign copies of her book, "Alexander, the Old Town Mouse" and read the story of Alexander and his Mouseguerade Ball at Gadsby's Tavern, but they will also make their own mask for the ball where they will dance in the same ballroom as Alexander and George Washington!
October 23 - 24 HARVEST FAMILY DAYS AT MOUNT VERNON
Now, if you don't already know, MOUNT VERNON is one of my favorite places to visit - in fact, you can read more about it in my post, Spend a Day or Two at Alexandria's Historic Mount Vernon.
Anyway, the four-acre George Washington Pioneer Farmer site at Mount Vernon celebrates the harvest season with FREE horse-drawn wagon rides, a straw bale maze, an opportunity to meet "General Washington," and the chance to learn how to dance 18th-century-style. There are also outdoor cooking demonstrations and concessions, plus Spirit and Potomac Riverboat Cruises are half-price. It's a day (or two) full of fun!
Interested in knowing more about the events, activities and historic sites of Alexandria VA? Send me an email with your snail mail address and I will drop a Visitor's Guide in the mail to you pronto!