3rd Annual Del Ray Music Festival is a Mid-Summer’s Dream

 Saturday, June 27, 2009

With temperatures in the mid-80’s and low, low humidity, the 3rd Annual Del Ray Music Festival could rightly qualify as a Mid-Summer’s Dream.  Here “Blue” takes an obligatory rest. 

A brief spat of rain showers in the early afternoon was the only deterrent to an otherwise perfect day.

Sandy and Aaron Faulkner of Mt. Ida Avenue (with Henry)

Folks took advantage of strategically placed hay bales, dry ground for picnic blankets and generous space as they scattered  the grounds of the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center.

Jen & Jeff Mueller live on Uhler Terrace

Toddlers had plenty of room to run, stroller babies were appropriately admired, and dogs submitted to endless pats of affection.

Friends Rob and Dayna Blumel with Owen.  Rob is president of the Board of Directors for our favorite Alexandria Olympia Boys and Girls Club.

And in case you are wondering, there were plenty of single adults and older adults (much like myself) too.  In fact, it was great representation of Del Ray’s appealing diversity.  The Washington Post noted that ” . . . the festival looks as quaint as the neighborhood itself.  It promises to be cozy and friendly, just like . . . Del Ray.”                                                                                                                                           


 Local food vendors did a landslide business as did all the restaurants on Mt. Vernon Avenue.  Dining al fresco was particularly appealing since the music could be heard for blocks.

Sammy, their human, Lexie

Noah and Patches

Noah was visiting from Fall Church while Patches lives with Larry Saunders on Raymond Ave.

Thanks to the Del Ray business community and the army of volunteers who made this yet another great Saturday, Del Ray style.


P.S. Want to know more about this thriving and very special neighborhood?  Call me at 703.927.4554.