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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.

Every Dog’s Day

Join us for the 2nd Annual Del Ray Dog Fest, an outdoor springtime festival celebrating dogs, their owners, and the Del Ray community!

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On the Hunt

Join the Del Ray community for a DOG-THEMED scavenger hunt in conjunction with the Del Ray Dog Fest!  Find the answers in hand-painted, dog-themed windows in six businesses along Mount Vernon Avenue.


APR 05 - 27
Same But Different Art Exhibit
Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
APR 11 - 24
Del Ray Dog Fest Scavenger Hunt
Along Mount Vernon Avenue
APR 24 - 27
Friends of Duncan Library Spring Book Sale
Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave.
APR 24
Spring2ACTion in Del Ray
Throughout Del Ray & online at spring2action.org
APR 27
Del Ray Farmers’ Market
Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues
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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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