Sample dishes from around the world without ever leaving Alexandria!

This global heritage event brings together food vendors, musicians, and dancers from around the region to put on a festival you won't forget.

Event Details

This year, nine restaurants will be on hand, representing the cuisines from Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, and Turkey. In all, about 50 different food items will be available for purchase throughout the day. Make sure you wear your stretchy pants!

Dance troupes will be performing on the main stage and you can see the full schedule by clicking here. Traditional arts and crafts will be on sale, so make sure you visit all of the vendors while you're there.

Thai Nattasin, dancers
Courtesy of Thai Nattasin DC (via Facebook)

Parking can be tough in Old Town Alexandria, so give yourself plenty of time and pack your patience if you're driving in. The easiest thing to do is head straight for one of the hourly garages, or take the Metro to King Street and rideshare the rest of the way. Oronoco Bay Park is a huge outdoor venue and if you pack a picnic blanket, you can find a grassy spot out of the way to enjoy your meal.

Whether you're going for the food, the music, or the dancing, the Around the World Cultural Food Festival is bound to be a good time for all. Entertainment will be up on the main stage throughout the day. Dance troupes from dozens of countries will perform.

Will you be heading to Oronoco Bay Park to try some delicious new foods? What are you most looking forward to tasting? Sound off in the comments.