Events

Portside in Old Town

Portside in Old Town is a new waterfront event celebrating happenings in history, art, music and fitness with activities for people of all ages.  It takes place October 12 – 14 at Waterfront Park (1A Prince Street) and the Alexandria City Marina (0 Cameron Street).

The Portside in Old Town Festival will feature free tours of the tall ship Godspeed, a pop-up Pizzeria Paradiso, and a beer garden from Port City Brewing Company.  Join in on some history, art and fitness activities while listening to live music.  Admission to the festival is free!

The kids will enjoy a free pizza-making demo by Pizzeria Paradiso, a free kids decorative craft project from AR Workshop, and a hands-on Art Safari on Saturday afternoon.

There will also be a pop-up exotic car exhibit, an LED light performance, and historic activities.

Here is the schedule:

Friday, October 12

3 to 6 p.m.          Tall ship Godspeed tours
5 to 7 p.m.          Waterfront Beer Garden by Port City Brewing Company
5 to 7 p.m.          Pop-up Pizzeria Paradiso
5 to 7 p.m.          Dolci Gelati gelato cart
5 to 7 p.m.          DJ Laura Lopez
7 to 10 p.m.        The Late Shift: Folklore inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Saturday, October 13

12 to 5 p.m.        Portside History activities presented by the Office of Historic Alexandria

12 to 4 p.m.        Art Safari artist-led hands-on kids’ activities inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center
12 to 3 p.m.        Portside Kids hands-on craft project presented by AR Workshop
1 to 6 p.m.          Tall ship Godspeed tours

2 to 7 p.m.          Waterfront Beer Garden by Port City Brewing Company
2 to 7 p.m.          Pop-up Pizzeria Paradiso
2 to 7 p.m.          Dolci Gelati gelato cart
2 to 7 p.m.          Live music: Carly Harvey Band (Blues/Soul) 2 to 4 p.m.; Free Flowing Music Experience (Rock/Blues) 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
7 to 7:45 p.m.     LED light performance by Incandescent Entertainment presented by The Athenaeum

Sunday, October 14

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Portside Fitness class with Sand & Steel Fitness: Combo Strength Training/Yoga
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Portside Fitness bike sale from Bike & Roll
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Portside History activities presented by the Office of Historic Alexandria
12 to 5 p.m.        Tall ship Godspeed tours
12 to 4 p.m.        Waterfront Beer Garden by Port City Brewing Company
12 to 4 p.m.        Pop-up Pizzeria Paradiso
12 to 1 p.m.        Portside Kids free kids’ pizza-making demo by Pizzeria Paradiso
12 to 4 p.m.        Dolci Gelati gelato cart
12 to 4 p.m.        Pop-up exotic car exhibit to preview next year’s Alexandria Festival of Speed and Style
12 to 4 p.m.        Portside Arts activities presented by the Mobile Art Lab
12 to 4 p.m.        Live music

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