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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.

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Shop Small With Us!

Find the perfect gift and support small businesses in Del Ray during Small Business Saturday!  Did you know that two-thirds of every dollar spent at a local business stays in your community?

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November Events

NOV 04 - 27
$100 & Under Art Exhibit
Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
NOV 06
Del Ray Farmers’ Market
Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, Oxford & Mt. Vernon Avenue
NOV 06
Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market
Mount Vernon & Bellefonte Avenues
NOV 09
DRBA Cocktails & Connections Happy Hour
Matt & Tony's Restaurant (1501 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
NOV 11
City of Alexandria Veterans’ Day Ceremony
Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.
NOV 12
Art on the Avenue
Along Mount Vernon Avenue between Hume & Bellefonte Avenues
NOV 21
DRBA Membership Luncheon- November
Del Ray Methodist Church
NOV 24
Alexandria’s 47th Annual Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race
George Washington Middle School
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Celebrate the holidays in Del Ray!

Shop small and celebrate local in Del Ray!  This year’s festivities include the Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting, the Shops of Del Ray’s Sip & Shop, and the 7th Annual Candy Cane Bar Crawl to benefit MVCS’ Blessings in a Backpack.  Plus hand-painted holiday windows, a holiday scavenger hunt, and more.    

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Ward Avenue Style Parlor

Find the perfect look at Ward Avenue Style Parlor, a black-owned, women-owned consignment store for men and women brought to you by Joi Dreams of Joi Dreams Salon.

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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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