Calendar of Events


July 2

OVERWOODS SECOND ANNUALSUMMER SEAFOOD FEAST  Pick a soup! Pick five entree choices!Don’t stop there – pick a dessert! Choices include items like crab&cornchowder, She-crab soup, shrimp cocktail, mini crab cakes, BBQ shrimp, lobsteregg roll, bacon wrapped scallops and more! Kanu Chenin Blanc $12 bottle,Gougenhiem Malbec $12 bottle, PBR Draft – $.99! Come to Overwood’s SummerSeafood Fest! Admission is $45 or $10 per entre.

Time: 5 p.m. til close

Location: Overwood, 221 N. Lee St.

Information: 703-535-3340 or

GLOBAL RHYTHM EXHIBITION (opening reception)  From Paul Gauguin to Amedeo Modigliani, artists have beeninspired and entranced by the culture, people, and artistic vision of a foreignland. Whether its their ethnic technique or the exotic appearance, artworkinfluenced by a foreign country opens the minds of artists and patrons alike displaying a visual passport to a new, beautiful and unfamiliar world. Thisjuried show celebrates that global inspiration. Hours: Thursdays, 12-4;Fridays, 12-9; Saturdays, 10-9; and Sundays, 12-6. Admission is free and opento the public.

Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Location: Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Information: 703-768-1726 or

July 3

ALEXANDRIA ART MARKET  Avariety of original artwork from over 20 artists will be displayed for saleincluding, but not limited to, painting, photography, pottery, jewelry andglasswork. This is a rain or shine event. Admission is free and open to thepublic.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Nicholas A. Colasanto Park, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Information: 703-627-7656 or

TEDDY BEAR PARADE ATLEE-FEDALL HOUSE MUSEUM&GARDEN  Join the Lee-Fendall House Museum &Garden for a Teddy Bear Parade! Children ages 3 and up may participate (sorry,no pets allowed). Participants can enter one of two age groups: 3-6 and 7-11.Three winners will be selected in each age group. Children should dressthemselves and their teddy bear (or favorite stuffed toy) as a figure inAmerican history. Examples include: Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, BenjaminFranklin, Sacagawea, Babe Ruth, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Edison, andAmelia Earhart. Children will participate in Victorian games and activitiesduring the course of the morning. Mr. Widget will be on hand with children’sentertainment, including balloon animals and juggling. All activities,including the parade, will take place in the private garden of the Lee-FendallHouse Museum & Garden. Admission is $5 per child marching in the parade -this also includes admission for one chaperone. Each additional family memberwill be assessed a $2 entry fee.

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 OronocoSt.

Information: 703-548-1789 or

July 4

AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION ATMT. VERNON  Historic Mount Vernon salutes our first commander-in-chiefwith a dazzling display of daytime fireworks during its annual Independence Dayevent! See spectacular smoke fireworks in patriotic colors fired over thePotomac River. The event also includes an inspirational naturalization ceremonyfor 100 new citizens, military reenactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony,free birthday cake for all (while supplies last), and a visit from the firstfirst couple, General and Mrs. Washington.

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Mt. Vernon Estate & Gardens, 3200 Mt. VernonMemorial Hwy.

Information: 703-780-2000 or

July 6

MORRISON HOUSE PRESENTS -HISTORIAN RICHARD KLINGENMAIER  Historian Richard Klingenmaier willdiscuss the recent discovery of a gold memorial ring given to the young wife ofan Alexandria Sea Captain in early 1800, and how its return to Alexandria after210 years has served to focus a new light on the events surrounding the deathof George Washington. Richard Klingenmaier has served abroad in the ForeignService and currently resides in Alexandrias historic district where he serveson the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Association. Admission is FREE.

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Location: Morrison House – a Kimpton Hotel, 116 S. Alfred St.

Information: 703-838-8000 or


ANNUAL USA & CITYBIRTHDAY CELEBRATION  The City of Alexandria will celebrateits 261st and the USAs 234th birthday. The main event features the AlexandriaSymphony Orchestra and grand finale fireworks display, featuring Tchaikovsky’s1812 Overture with cannon support. Admission is free.

Time: 4 to 10 p.m.

Location: Oronco Bay Park, 100 Madison St.

Information: 704-746-5418 or