• Regine Orme

This Weekend in Alexandria (1/31 - 2/2)

Updated: Jan 31

Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2, 2020

Wave goodbye to January and say hello to a brand new month! This weekend is one filled with all kinds of activities perfect for every interest, from golfing and gardening to chocolate and historic tours. 



Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2

Chocolate Lovers Festival

Calling all chocoholics! If you love chocolate with a passion that makes your heart melt, you won’t want to miss this event. Featuring every kind of chocolate imaginable, this three-day festival of all things chocolatey offers the chance to taste chocolate beverages including chocolate milk, soda, wine, milkshakes, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate as well as other forms of this decadent food. Enjoy fun activities for all ages, sample confections and chocolate creations at The Taste of Chocolate, and dine on tasty barbecue at the Kiwanis BBQ Lunch. The event also includes craft show, open houses at historic buildings, and much more. Friday, 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/chocolate-lovers-festival.


Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2

Washington Golf and Travel Show

A dream event for golf lovers, Washington's premier winter golf event features the east coast’s largest presentation of golf equipment, apparel, and accessories. In addition to finding great deals on everything you need to perfect your game, local and national golf resorts will be on-hand to help you with travel plans for your next golf getaway. Other show features include a manufacturer’s demo range, contests, competitions, stage presentations, celebrity appearances, FREE one-on-one golf lessons, and more. Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tickets $12.00/person; Children 12 and under are free. Dulles Expo & Conference Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151. For more information, visit https://www.fxva.com/event/washington-golf-and-travel-show/28328/.


Saturday, February 1

Lunar New Year Celebration at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

Celebrating the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will burst into a vivid cultural display, partnering with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce to immerse visitors in traditional Asian history with live entertainment and hands-on activities. Guests to the event can enjoy lion and dragon dances, a Hanfu fashion show, and musical performances as well as fun, immersive activities for all ages. Free event. 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1100 S. Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. For more information, visit https://www.simon.com/mall/fashion-centre-at-pentagon-city/stream/lunar-new-year-celebration-6155841.


Saturday, February 1

15th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange

Perfect for avid garners and aspiring green thumbs who want to expand their gardens and explore growing new plants, Washington Gardener Magazine presents the 15th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange. Bring seeds to swap with other gardeners and discuss the secrets to your successes! Registration required. Tickets $15-$20. 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22313. For more information, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4478161?date=2186717.


Sunday, February 2 

George Washington’s Alexandria Tour

Explore historic Old Town Alexandria through George Washington’s eyes during this 90-minute guided walking tour. You’ll explore sites associated with Washington and his closest colleagues including John Fitzgerald’s warehouse, Captain’s Row, Gentry Row, the Apothecary shop, Ramsay House, Market Square, the Carlyle House, Wise’s Tavern, Duvall Tavern, Gadsby’s Tavern, and Washington’s townhouse. Free tour. 2:00 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 101 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. FREE. For more information, visit https://patch.com/virginia/greateralexandria/amp/cal/20200202/749110/george-washingtons-alexandria-tour.

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