Aug 03, 2012

Friendship Firehouse Festival

The 2012 Friendship Firehouse Festival, celebrating the 238th anniversary of the founding of Friendship Fire Company, will take place Saturday, August 4 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

This family friendly 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 for purchase. Children will receive free fire helmets and are treated to a supervised visit inside the City’s fire trucks. The fire house is located at 107 S Alfred St in Old Town.