5 Great Reasons to Visit Del Ray in October

There are 5 great reasons to visit Del Ray this October.  Of course, we live here everyday but we think its nice when the rest of the world drops by to see where, as the Del Ray Business Association likes to say “Main Street still exists.”

So, without further ado, our top 5 reasons to visit Del Ray in October:

1.   ARTS ON THE AVENUE– A full scale arts festival along Mt. Vernon Ave. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 10:00am to 6:00pm.  Artists of all kinds, homemade pie contest, kids activities, food, drink, etc.

2.   Restaurants – Los Tios, Mancini’s, Fireflies***, Thai Peppers, La Strada and Cheestique to mention a few.

3.   DEL RAY CHILI COOK OFF – Informal, lively, child friendly, neighbor centric. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 4:00pm till . . . .  

4.   ShoppingBungalow, Garden Contessa, A Show of Hands, Eight Hands Round , the Purple Goose and much, much more.

5.   12th ANNUAL DEL RAY HALLOWEEN PARADE – A true, home grown event, this parade features children, pets and strollers, all costumed for the occasion. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 2:00pm at Mt. Vernon and E. Bellefonte.  Prizes, refreshments, goodie bags and games.  Contact Gayle Reuter at 703.684.3535 for information.  For more click here.

**** And a bonus! Fireflies is having its own “Bluegrass OktoberFest” on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH with brats on the grill and live music from 12-5.

We’ll be looking for you – and look here  in days to come for photos of all these great events.


Chili Pepper images by Nareka