March into Spring in Old Town Alexandria, VA with Blossoms and Beers

As winter fades and the promise of spring beckons, Old Town Alexandria, VA, comes alive with a variety of exciting events and cultural celebrations. From outdoor festivals to the famous Ballyshaner’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this early part of spring.

March events in Old Town Alexandria include:

Cherry Blossoms 

DC isn’t the only local area to see Cherry Blossoms in bloom. Check out Alexandria’s local Cherry Blossom events, or hop on the Metro to head into D.C. to see the world famous Cherry trees along the Tidal Basin.

Alexandria Film Festival

Film enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Alexandria Film Festival, a showcase of independent cinema from around the world. Held at various venues throughout Old Town, the festival features screenings of feature films, documentaries, and short films, as well as panel discussions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers. Whether you’re a cinephile or simply enjoy discovering new stories and perspectives, the Alexandria Film Festival offers a unique and engaging cinematic experience.

Shamrock Stroll

Get green for St. Patty’s Day in Alexandria at the legendary Shamrock Stroll. Tickets through Eventbrite for guests 21 and over buys a wrist band, a map of participating venues, entry into costume contests and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day parade put on by The Ballyshaners is so much more than just a march. Each year, Irish step dancers join with pipe bands and other performers to entertain. In addition, a dog show and a car show take place before the walk kicks off. Alexandria loves their dogs!

Spring Garden Day

Get ready for gardening season with Spring Garden Day, an annual event celebrating all things horticultural. Held at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Spring Garden Day features workshops, demonstrations, and exhibits on gardening, landscaping, and sustainable practices. Learn from experts, shop for plants and garden accessories, and gather inspiration for your own green spaces as you welcome the arrival of spring.

Old Town Boutique District’s Shop & Stroll

Indulge in a day of shopping and pampering during the Old Town Boutique District’s Shop & Stroll event. Participating boutiques and shops in Old Town Alexandria offer special discounts, promotions, and treats for shoppers as they explore the unique offerings of the district. From fashion and accessories to home decor and gifts, there’s something for everyone to discover while supporting local businesses and artisans.

March in Old Town Alexandria is a time of renewal, celebration, and exploration. Whether you’re enjoying the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day, discovering new films at the Alexandria Film Festival, or immersing yourself in the city’s horticultural traditions at Spring Garden Day, there’s no shortage of excitement and adventure to be found in this vibrant and historic destination. So come join the fun, embrace the spirit of the season, and create unforgettable memories in Old Town Alexandria this March!