Calendar of Events

Recreation Events & Activities

Visitors to the historic district are encouraged bike, walk or take the Metrorail Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station and take the free King Street Trolley, or DASH or Metro buses to the festival. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit dashbus.com. For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit wmata.com. Parking is also available in one of the convenient parking garages or lots.

Bicyclists may visit alexandriava.gov/localmotion for the City's Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.

For additional information, call the sponsoring organization for more information.  For events sponsored by the City of Alexandria, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 for current information. Please be advised, events are subject to change.

Also see our website for more information, including schedules for RPCA-sponsored classes and activities.

Date    TimeEvent
Apr 25, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Apr 26, 2019 Fri 6:30 PMPoetry Slam
In celebration of National Poetry Month, KaNikki Jakarta, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria will be hosting a Poetry Slam. “DASHing Words in Motion” Poets have been invited to also read their winning poetry that will be on the DASH buses and Trolleys in April and May,2018. Light refreshments. Formal program begins at 7 p.m.
Apr 27, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMAlexandria Earth Day
Celebrate the 26th Annual Alexandria Earth Day with educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. Youth will have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, creativity and commitment to the environment through this year's theme "Climate Change - Take Action." Additional activities include Arbor Day tree planting, the ...
Apr 28, 2019 Sun 2:00 PMAnnual Spring Invitational Cheer Competition
Support cheerleading teams representing your neighborhood and the region. Tickets available for purchase in advance or upon entry. Ages 4 and under are free. Teams will compete in three divisions: Pee Wee (ages 7 and under), Youth (ages 8 and under) and Junior (ages 16 and under). Radio Personality EZ Street will emcee this all ages, family-friendly ...
May 1, 2019 Wed 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
May 1 location: Andrew Adkins, 1200 Wythe Street Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
May 2, 2019 Thu 12:00 PMDays of Remembrance Ceremony
32nd Annual Commemoration Ceremony by the City of Alexandria, of Days of Remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. Guest speaker is Edna Friedberg, Historian, with the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education.
May 3, 2019 Fri 5:00 PMFirst Friday: “Taste of Cinco de Mayo”
Plan to bring your family to First Friday: “Taste of Cinco de Mayo” at the Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center, 25 West Reed Avenue on Friday, May 3. The evening will be showcase Mexican music food, music and dance.
May 4, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMRecFest
Don't miss the opportunity to test out programs before signing up. Enjoy free demos, meet instructors and staff, and register for programs and camps on-site. The event will also feature a live performance by “Rainbow Rock Band,” who will perform interactive pop rock children’s songs where kids can play instruments along with the band. Other free activities ...
May 8, 2019 Wed 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
May 16, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
May 21, 2019 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 27, 2019 Mon 1:00 PM42nd Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival
42nd Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival featuring a variety of Jazz Performers. Schedule TBA. Food and beverage sales.
Jun 3, 2019 Mon 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
Jun 5, 2019 Wed 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
Jun 10, 2019 Mon 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
Jun 12, 2019 Wed 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
Jul 13, 2019 Sat 7:00 PMUSA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Event to celebrate the 243rd birthday of the USA and the 270th birthday of the City of Alexandria, featuring entertainment, cannon salute during the 1812 Overture, food and beverage sales, and grand Finale fireworks at 9:30. Come celebrate at the biggest party in the City! Out of safety and courtesy, leave your tents, umbrellas and grills at home. ...
Oct 1, 2019 Tue 7:30 PM2019 Beautification Commission Awards Ceremony
The 2019 Alexandria Beautification Awards ceremony will recognize residents, organizations, and businesses and community groups for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of the City of Alexandria. Awards will be presented in six categories: Excellence in Architecture, Residential Beautification, Commercial Beautification, Community Beautification, ...

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