Summer Fun in Del Ray
You don’t have to go far to find something fun to do this summer. Del Ray is always packed with activities.
First Thursday street festivals sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association take place the first Thursday of every month along Mt Vernon Ave. Businesses will have activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Now in its 11th season, you can watch a movie at Cinema Del Ray, our own outdoor movie theater sponsored by realtor Jen Walker. Shows start at dusk the third Saturday of each month (until September) on the Mt Vernon Rec Center Field.
The Del Ray Music Festival returns on July 23 at the Pat Miller Square (corner of Oxford and Mt Vernon Ave.) New this year, Mt Vernon Ave. will be partially closed and there will be a beer garden at several outdoor restaurants.
But if you want something a little more low-key, take a trip to a pick-your-own farm and stock up on seasonal fruit for delicious cocktails, desserts and jams.
We love these recipes for making the most of a bumper crop of fruit:
Del Ray has plenty of outdoor parks to visit. Walk along the historic Mount Jefferson Greenway and soak in all its wild glory.
Explore the wonders of urban birding at Monticello Park.
Take in an evening of college baseball with the Alexandria Aces at Frank Mann Field.
Cool off with a dip at the Old Town Pool and other area water holes.