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Portside in Old Town Festival

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Old Town Alexandria transforms this season and all are invited to enjoy plenty of events happening on the waterfront!

A new area, which connects Old Town’s historical retail strip on the water, offers visitors opportunities to enjoy unobstructed panoramic views along with plenty of family-friendly programming! Enjoy events related to history, art, music, fitness, and of course, pop-up events throughout the year!

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To welcome in the new space, Old Town Alexandria will be hosting the Portside in Old Town Festival October 12-14, 2018. Enjoy live music, a beer garden, free tours of the visiting ship Godspeed, and more! The weekend schedule also includes hands-on art activities for children, an LED light performance, yoga, and even a pop-up exotic car exhibit! Find the full weekend schedule online.

This kick-off paves the way for more excitement in this space throughout the year, including story time with Santa, outdoor movie screenings, run meet-ups, a waterskiing Santa show, and so much more!

This waterfront opportunity happens near and around Waterfront Park, located at 1A Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314. See a map here (click Google Map).

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Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

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