Weekend Planner: Memorial Day Events and More!

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Patch has found a variety of local events for you to choose from this Memorial Day Weekend.  

Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon

  • Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Alexandria
  • When: Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27 from 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Why Go: Enjoy an evening on the grounds of Mount Vernon with music, dancing, games, and wagon rides.  Food and wine will be available for purchase.
  • Price: Adults $18; Children ages 6 – 11 $12; 5 and under are free

Legally Blonde: The Musical

  • Where: John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Annandale
  • When: Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: KMT Musical Theater is made up of local teens, and this musical is based on the 2001 movie featuring Elle Woods’ comedic journey through law school.
  • Price: Adults $12; Kids 12 and Under $6

Mulan Jr.

  • Where: Burke Community Church, Burke
  • When: Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: The Northern Virginia Players are comprised of DC area home-schooled students, and their spring production is based on the Disney animated film Mulan.  A percentage of the Memorial Day weekend proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • Price: Tickets at the door are $12

  • Where: Cranford United Methodist Church, Lorton
  • When: Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Why Go:  Celebrate strawberries and spring at this annual festival.  A BBQ lunch will be available for purchase, as well as baked goods and raffle tickets. 
  • Price: Admission is FREE

“Unsinkable Women”

  • Where: The Lyceum, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: This one-woman show stars acclaimed actress Deborah Jean Templin as she portrays nine different women who sailed on the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage.  Light refreshments will be served at a reception following the performance.
  • Price: Tickets are $35

Alexandria Running Festival: Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids’ 1K Fun Run

  • Where: Eisenhower Avenue – Holmes Run and Ben Brenman Park Area, Alexandria
  • When: Sunday, May 27 – activities begin at 6 a.m.
  • Why Go: Stay for the light refreshments and awards ceremony following the races.  Proceeds to benefit Marathon Charity Corporation’s various causes.  
  • Price: Half Marathon $80 - $90; 5K $40 - $50; Kids’ 1K $1 - $2

  • Where: Rolling Valley Elementary School, Springfield
  • When: Monday, May 28 at 8 a.m.
  • Why Go: Walk or run in honor of fallen military personnel this Memorial Day.  Routes shorter than 5K are available.
  • Price: FREE

35th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival

  • Where: Waterfront Park, Alexandria
  • When: Monday, May 28 from 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Why Go: Featuring a wide range of jazz styles with the Navy Band Commodores, Marcus Johnson, Barbara Martin Trio featuring Liz Barnes and Al Williams.
  • Price: FREE

Memorial Day Programs:

 : Monday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Why Go: George Mason created the Fairfax Independent Militia to protect the rights of local citizens. Mansion tours will highlight Mason’s role in securing Virginia’s independence. 
  • Price: $25 family admission; $9 for Adults; $8 for Seniors; $5 for Children 6-18; FREE for Children under 6; FREE for Friends of Gunston Hall and FREE for active military personnel and veterans.

at Burke Centre Conservancy, Burke.  Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m.

City of Alexandria Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Vernon RECenter, Alexandria.  Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m.

Library Events:

Nature Highlights:

  • Campground Wildlife at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton.  Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.  FREE – registration required.  
  • Fresh Water Ecology at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton.  Saturday, May 26 at Noon.  Weekend parking fee is $4 per vehicle.
  • Sunday Morning Bird Walk at Belle Haven Park and Marina, Alexandria.  Sunday, May 27 at 8 a.m.  FREE.  
  • Kayak Tour at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton. Sunday, May 27 from 8 a.m. – Noon.  For ages 8 and up.  $30 per person – reservations required.
  • Snake and Turtle Feeding at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale. Sunday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. For ages 4 and up. $5 - $7 per person – registration required.   

Have a great weekend!


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