This weekend, at Portside in Old Town Fall Festival, nautical notions will meet food, drink, and music. The festival is the second installment of Visit Alexandria’s Portside series. The festival will be held at waterfront Park this Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m.
According to Mount Vernon Gazette, “The Portside Festival is joining forces with the Seaport Foundation to make an uber-festival of sorts, combining the foundation’s Seaport Day with the other cultural activities the festival has to offer. From interactive and maritime history programs to musical performances and plenty of food, it’s attendees who luck out with the joint effort.”
Visit Alexandria President and CEO Patricia Washington said, “We think it’s a fantastic opportunity to reinforce Alexandria’s brand and positioning as a port city through this daylong festival that shines a light on our maritime history. And we’re so excited to be partnering with the Seaport Foundation as well as the Office of Historic Alexandria, the parks and recreation department, and more”.
As per Mount Vernon Gazette, “The activities for participants of all ages are plentiful. From knot-tying taught by the tall ship Providence team to old-fashioned lawn games, from helping to paint a Seaport Foundation boat to rope-making, plenty of free activities are there for the asking. Several other activities – model boat-making, splash golf and a 2:30 p.m. “Anything That Floats Race” – support the Seaport Foundation’s programs with a nominal fee. And the festival’s location at the newly opened Waterfront Park at the foot of King Street brings with it its own showcase, too.”