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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.

Show Your Creativity!

Design a graphic to be used on the front of t-shirts for the 2024 Del Ray Dog Fest that captures the spirit of the event and the Del Ray community and win amazing prizes!

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Feeling The Love

After the biggest turnout and the closest vote in Heart of Del Ray history, our 16th Heart of Del Ray is extra sweet — with TWO winners! Congrats to The Dog Store and Duncan Library!

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MAR 01 - 30
The Power of Two Art Exhibit
Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
MAR 09
Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market
Mount Vernon & Bellefonte Avenues
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We send out a community newsletter to keep you up to date with local news and entertainment. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure not to clutter your inbox with too much garbage.

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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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