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Alexandria: Things to do in Old Town

It seems like there is always something going in the Alexandria area, no matter where your interests lie. The Visit Alexandria website has a pretty extensive calendar of upcoming events. Old Town Alexandria is just about 10-20 minutes away from most parts of Kingstowne, Springfield and Lorton so its really easy to come out and experience everything it has to offer.  Here are a few things you might want to add to your day planner:

July 10th

Truffle Tasting at The Sugar Cube 1-4 PM
Come out and sample chocolate truffle flavors inspired by classic ice cream: Butter Pecan, Cookies n’ Cream and Mint Chocolate
The Sugar Cube is a sweet shop located at 210 N. Lee Street in Old Town; they carry all sorts of chocolates, truffles and other mouth watering confections.

USA & Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Oronoco Bay Park (Union & Madison Streets) 4-10 PM
Celebrate with various activities, music and fireworks. There will be children’s activities, refreshment sales, community exhibitors, birthday cake, performances by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and the 257th Army Band. The U.S. Marines will provide fireworks at 9:30 PM.

July 16-17

Comcast Film Festival
Waterfront Park (Prince and Union Streets)
Catch a family-friendly flick on a 40-foot screen in a great setting near the River. The Blind Side will be shown on Friday (7/16) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be shown on Saturday (7/17).

July 16-18: 1st Annual Christmas in July on Union Street
A variety of events will take place throughout the day; over 15 retailers, community and city organizations will host activities along Union Street or inside their stores. There will be summer pictures with Santa, historical tours, trunk shows, food/wine tastings, ornament making, a “Hidden History of Union Street” walking tour and much more. Shopping and dining deals will be found throughout the weekend. Check out the Christmas Attic’s website for complete details.

Susan Hall