In Del Ray (& beyond) community events are a great way to get out of the house and meet your neighbors and make new friends!
Jen Walker is very involved in our Del Ray community on a daily basis. She could just simply be hangin' out at Stomping Ground. Or maybe you find her busy hosting her very own Outdoor Movie at Cinema Del Ray on the third Saturday evening of May thru September. Maybe you caught her being the "Sheriff of Pie" at Art on The Avenue the 1st Saturday in October, or in the Halloween Parade the last Sunday of October. The bottom line is - Jen Walker devotes much of her time and energy to help make these and other great events happen for everyone to enjoy.
Mark your calendars for these great events! Most of the events are FREE and are either fully funded or supported by members of the Del Ray Business Association.
First Thursday begins the first Thursday April through September. The free outdoor street festivals take place along Mt. Vernon Ave. from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The dates and themes for this summer are:
April 6- Hats Along the Avenue
May 4- Dog Days in Del Ray
June 1- Health & Wellness
July 6- Red White & Blue
August 3- Staycation
September 7- Music/Dance/Art
Cinema Del Ray
Sponsored by Jen Walker, The Realtor for Del Ray and Beyond, Cinema Del Ray is a free movie event located on the fields of Mt. Vernon Rec Center at Mt Vernon & Commonwealth Avenue. The movies start at dusk and the schedule for this season is as follows:
May 20- Finding Dory
June 17- Sing
July 15- Zootopia
August 19- Beauty and the Beast (animated)
September 16- Moana
A Taste of Del Ray
Help out on a project to improve our neighborhood! If you are interested in volunteering please click here for more information.
When: June 4th
Where: Located in lot behind United Bank at Mt. Vernon & E. Oxford.
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Del Ray Music Festival and Beer Gardens
Every year the Del Ray Music Festival brings the best in local and regional acts to the neighborhood.
When: July 22
Where: 2701 Commonwealth Avenue
Time: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Art on The Avenue
The 22nd Annual Art on The Avenue multicultural arts & music festival celebrates the diversity of the Del Ray neighborhood. The festival features over 300 artists and attracts around 50,000 visitors each year!
When: Saturday, October 7, 20167
Where: Mt. Vernon Ave, Del Ray
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
21st Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade
Hosted by the Del Ray Business Association, this parade is perfect for adults, children and their pets. Come dressed in your spookiest costumes and enjoy free food, music, and candy! There will also be a collection and distribution of costumes to children in need.
When: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Where: Mt. Vernon Ave, Del Ray
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
42nd Annual Alexandria Turkey Trot 5-miler
This successful event had over 5,500 registrations last year! Jen Walker is a titled sponsor of this event. Participants are welcome to run/walk the course and bring their pets (with a short leash).
When: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Where: GW Middle School, Del Ray
Time: Race starts at 9:00 and ends at 10:15 pm
Holiday Tree Lighting & Luminaries
Come enjoy a beautiful, old fashioned luminary display on Mt. Vernon Avenue.
When: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Where: Mt. Vernon Ave & E. Oxford
Time: 6:00 pm