FIRST THURSDAY, Del Ray's monthly street festival, takes place May 4 from 6pm to dusk with the theme "Dog Days in Del Ray." Bring your favorite four-legged friend out to Mount Vernon Avenue for a wide variety of canine-themed for dogs and their humans, including an obstacle course, dog treats, canine conditioning and training tips; plus children's activities, including face painting, dog-themed storytime, and dog art.
Participants are encouraged to bring small puppy training treats or unopened cans of dog or cat food for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
The event is free and open to all, and sponsored by Your Dog's Best Friends and the Del Ray Business Association.
First Thursdays is a series of free outdoor street festivals along Mount Vernon Avenue in the spring and summer. Every first Thursday of the months of April, May, June, July, August and September the Del Ray Business Association features businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue, special events, food and music from 6pm to dusk. Each month has a different theme with activities for children, live music, and a festive atmosphere.
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