Mark Your Calendar: Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival : June 23rd

Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival

What’s a summer weekend without good eats, great wines and an outdoor venue?  Virginians love them a festival particularly when it involves the grand nectar of grapes and a fun daytime community-oriented experience.  Get ready for Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival, which will take place from noon-5pm (rain or shine) on Saturday, June 23rd at John Carlyle Square, Old Town Alexandria.

About the annual event:

This event focuses on showcasing the numerous diverse restaurants of Alexandria as well as Virginia’s wineries combined with the opportunity to give back to the community through local non-profit organizations. Expect a family festival complete with a variety of live entertainment, children’s activities, and cooking demonstrations.

In addition, the festival gives back: Active duty military families will benefit from one (1) free book per family and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Carpenter’s Shelter of Alexandria.

Entertainment includes:

DelRay School of Rock: The School of Rock is an opportunity for those 7-17 to experience the many challenges of organizing a rock band. Students choose their own material and band name, design their own flyers, record and perform.

Hand Painted Swinger: Nominated for Best Pop-Rock Recording and Best Pop-Rock Group by the Washington Area Music Association, Hand Painted Swinger humbly began life as the PestStrips. Well over a decade after they originally began, with an impressive library of original and cover songs under their belt, Hand Painted Swinger continues to play the Maryland, Northern VA and Washington DC circuit promoting their CD “Speed Hump” all while gearing up to record their next CD.

Zumba Demonstration by Pies Fitness Yoga and FrankoJazz

More to come on the wines and food.  The festival is looking for sponsors and volunteers, so please check out  www.alexandriafoodandwine.com.  Also, become a Fan on Facebook to follow all the updates.

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