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First Thursday: A Cherry Blossom Celebration

The Del Ray Business Association presents First Thursday: A Cherry Blossom Celebration on Thursday, April 6 from 6 p.m. to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue.  Join the Del Ray community for live music by Mars Rodeo, themed activities, plus a fun scavenger hunt featuring cherry blossom-inspired art by local artists.   Starting March 30, join the Cherry Blossom Challenge — a scavenger hunt with clues hidden in hand-painted windows in storefronts along Mount Vernon Avenue. Find them all by April 13 for a chance to win $50 to your favorite Del Ray restaurant or retailer.

Participants are encouraged to bring individually-wrapped children’s snacks and juice boxes for the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club. Donations will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Oxford Avenues, and at totes along the Avenue.

Thank you to Ting for sponsoring this month’s First Thursday!

Held the first Thursday from April to September along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, First Thursday is a series of free outdoor street festivals that bring the community together around a fun theme, benefiting a local nonprofit. For more information, visit