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We believe in the power of community.

Located in the Northern section of Alexandria, the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) is comprised of thriving small businesses in a cottage neighborhood, complete with Mount Vernon Avenue as the “Main Street.” For over thirty years the DRBA has produced signature events completely funded by business sponsors and energetic volunteers.

Attention Foodies!

Del Ray’s most delicious event, A Taste of Del Ray, returns on Sunday, June 2, with a record 16 restaurants participating in this culinary compeition.

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Del Ray Is Well Ray

Well Ray takes place Saturday, June 29!  Alexandria’s largest health & wellness festival features  40+ vendors, free fitness & dance classes for all ages, wellness demonstrations, fitness assessments & more.

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MAY 03 - JUN 01
The Art of Tea Art Exhibit
Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
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Know Your Farmer

Del Ray’s year-round farmers’ market is so beloved that it received the 2023 Heart of Del Ray Award!  Visit the market every Saturday from 8am to 12pm at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues.

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Dolce & Bean

Visit Dolce & Bean for artisanal, hand-crafted chocolates, confections, pastries, macarons, gelato, espresso and coffees, and stay for the warm and welcoming atmosphere; this sweet shop was voted by community members as the winner of a recent Heart of Del Ray.

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Feeling Generous?

The Del Ray Business Association is run exclusively by volunteers. It’s a great way to connect with your community and give back.

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