The second installment of the annual Downtown Wine, Ale & Art Crawl will be Friday, August 16 5p-8p. Eighteen downtown locations will open their doors to feature beverage tastings, food pairings and local artists during this event, which will have a charcuterie board theme. The $15 tickets can be bought the night of the event or purchased online at:

Participation bracelets and location maps will be available for pick up in Fort Alexandria beginning at 4:30 p.m. the night of the event. Businesses will also be identified with balloons by their front entrances. A fundraiser for the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association, a local business nonprofit group, the event has seen great success and continues to be a favorite downtown experience for the lakes area community.