The Annual Friendship Firehouse Festival
First Saturday in August
The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association (FVFEA) holds its annual Firehouse Festival each year on the first Saturday in August. The popular family event features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, displays by Alexandria merchants, and live music.
In addition to the day's outdoor events, festival participants will enjoy visiting the Friendship Firehouse Museum, originally built as a firehouse in 1855.
The FVFEA is now a philanthropic organization focusing on fire-fighting history and fire safety. It remains active in community events, including the annual Festival, and supports historic preservation of the building and its collection.
Food and beverages are available. Children will receive free fire helmets and are treated to a supervised visit inside the City's fire trucks. For more information, call 703.746.3891.
Friendship Firehouse Festival 2009
Inside the Engine Room
Kids with Fire Hoses
Antique Hose Reels
Vice Mayor Kerry Donley Cuts the Cake
Street Scene with Vendors
Friendship Firehouse Festival 2007
Friendship Firehouse Festival 2006
Friendship Firehouse Festival 2002
Friendship Firehouse Festival 2000