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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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Rock On!

Our favorite summer event, the 4th Annual Bands & Brews Summer Bar Crawl, returns Saturday, August 17, featuring live music at 20+ venues, food & drink specials along Mount Vernon Avenue, a family fun zone, and more.

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Wellness Junction lot, 1900 Mount Vernon Avenue
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Cool Yoga
Wellness Junction lot, 1900 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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