Del Ray Community Events 2019


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.

Heart of Del Ray Award - February 9th

First Thursdays on The Avenue

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 4- Hats Along the Avenue
May 2- Dog Days in Del Ray
June 6- Unmask Your Super Hero
July 11- Red White & Blue
August 1- Aloha Thursday
September 5- Show Your Spirit

Pub Crawl - April 6th

Del Ray Rebuilding Community Day - April 27th

Spring Market Pop Up - May 11th

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 18- Peter Pan
June 15- Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 20- Smallfoot (in Spanish with English subtitles)
August 17- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
September 21- Incredibles 2

11th Annual 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 2nd
Where: Located in the lot behind United Bank at Mt. Vernon & E. Oxford.
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Well Ray

Outdoor Celebration of Health & Wellness

When: July TBD
Time: 9 am - 1 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 TBD
Where: Pat Miller Square
Time: TBD


23nd 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 27, 2019
Where: Mt. Vernon Ave, Del Ray
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

44rd 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 21, 2019
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 7, 2019
Where: Mt. Vernon Ave & E. Oxford
Time: 6:00 pm

Ladies Night Out - December TBD

Pub Crawl and Enjoy Decorated Windows - December 14th

Annual Star Awards - TBD