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Some suggestions for your weekend in and around Alexandria.

A list of local events to keep you busy this Veterans Day Weekend.

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk and Tony Snow Mile for a Miracle

  • Where: Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, 7 a.m.
  • Why Go: Race to raise funds and awareness for the Colon Cancer Coalition. 
  • Price: Adults: 5K-$35, Mile-$25; kids 11-16 $20; kids 10 and under $15

5K Fun Run/Walk and Fitness Festival

  • Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Why Go: In addition to the 5K, there will also be a 1.5 mile run/walk course for kids.  Enjoy games and activities at the “Fitness Festival”.
  • Price: Adults: $30; Kids: $10

5K Fun Run/Walk for Education

  • Where: Cora Kelly School, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, 9 a.m.
  • Why Go: The course will follow Four Mile Run Trail and all proceeds will benefit St. Rita Catholic School.
  • Price: Adults $35; kids 5-16 $25

Soldier-led Tours

  • Where: Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Why Go: Tour with a Union soldier to learn about the history of Fort Ward and daily life during the Civil War.
  • Price: FREE

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

  • Where: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Price: Tickets range from $5 to $80
  • Why Go: Featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman as he joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5.  

Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans

  • Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Alexandria
  • When: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Why Go: Witness a wreath-laying ceremony, place a flower at George Washington’s tomb, enjoy live music and more in honor of Veterans Day.
  • Price: Adults $15; kids $7; active duty, former or retired military FREE

Kids Take Over Day

  • Where: Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria
  • When: Sunday, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: Students in grades 5-7 will take over the museum by dressing up in period costumes and interacting with guests.
  • Price: Adults $5; kids $3; veterans and active duty military and their families are FREE

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