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    Independence Day Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 7/3/2015 1:53:13 PM
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    Community 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
    Jul 5, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Back Alley Blues Boys
    Back Alley Blues Boys is a Metro DC based trio comprised of Art Hildebrand, Shawn Askin and Joe Weber. They play acoustic and electric guitar-driven blues, folk, and roots music, as well as some softer acoustic numbers and rock and roll tunes.
    Jul 8, 2015 Wed 12:00 PMCanal Plaza Concerts
    Concert series with a performance by Crimestoppers featuring Rockin' Blues. Amphitheatre seating,bring your picnic lunch and enjoy music on the waterfront. Offered in partnership with American Real Estate Partners.
    Jul 9, 2015 Thu 5:00 PMWaterfront Commission Marina Committee
    Marina Committee meeting
    Jul 9, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMCity Concert Series
    City Sponsored Concert at Market Square. Performance by the American Accordionist Association.
    Jul 10, 2015 Fri 5:30 PMMovie Night @ Four Mile Run - Lego Movie
    First Annual Family Movie Night at the Conservatory Center on the Plaza. The community participants will enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a (PG) movie. Participants may bring their own chairs or blankets for seating.
    Jul 11, 2015 Sat 6:30 PMUSA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
    Program includes awards presentation, food sales, birthday cake distribution, premier concert and concludes with fireworks barge shoot.
    Jul 12, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Matt Buchanan
    Matt Buchanan plays folk, rock, alternative, and blues, and you may have seen him playing at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub in the past.
    Jul 16, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMMusic at Twilight Concert-John Carlyle Square Park
    City concert series with a performance by the Alexandria Harmonizers featuring Men's Barbershop music. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.
    Jul 17, 2015 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Fun Night
    Bring the whole family to Family Fun Nights for swimming and fun for all ages on Friday evenings. Pool games include beach ball relays, water basketball, diving for prizes and fun on the ‘Aqua Challenge’ floating obstacle course. Participate in swimming skill assessments for youth, learn pool safety tips and more.
    Jul 17, 2015 Fri 8:30 PMComcast Outdoor Film Festival
    This is the 13th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival, movies shown on a 40-foot inflatable movie screen. Featured movie: How to Train Your Dragon 2(PG). Admission is free. Gates open at 5:30 with the film beginning at dusk. Be sure to bring blankets and beach chairs so you are comfortable during the feature presentation.
    Jul 18, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMTons of Trucks
    Children of all ages will have the unique opportunity to explore their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel and meet the people who protect, build and serve our City. Event is rain or shine.
    Jul 18, 2015 Sat 8:00 PMCinema Del Ray
    Community Movie Night where attendees sit and enjoy family movies. This event will take place on the recreation field.
    Jul 18, 2015 Sat 8:30 PMComcast Outdoor Film Festival
    This is the 13th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival, movies shown on a 40-foot inflatable movie screen. Featured movie: X-Men: Days of Future Past(PG-13). Admission is free. Gates open at 5:30 with the film beginning at dusk. Be sure to bring blankets and beach chairs so you are comfortable during the feature presentation.
    Jul 19, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Dan Barry
    Dan Barry is a NY native singer/writer living in the DC area in same vein as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews Band.
    Jul 21, 2015 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Regular meeting
    Jul 22, 2015 Wed 12:00 PMCanal Plaza Concerts
    Concert series with a performance by The Sidley's featuring Soul Infused Rock. Amphitheatre seating,bring your picnic lunch and enjoy music on the waterfront. Offered in partnership with American Real Estate Partners.
    Jul 24, 2015 Fri 8:00 PMBeasley Outdoor Movies
    Beasley Real Estate, in partnership with the City of Alexandria, invite you to a screening of the movie: The Big Hero 6 (PG). Admission is free and offers complimentary gourmet popcorn and water. Be sure to bring blankets or a beach chair or a picnic supper and enjoy an outdoor movie along the waterfront.
    Jul 25, 2015 Sat 8:00 PMBeasley Outdoor Movies
    Beasley Real Estate, in partnership with the City of Alexandria, invite you to a screening of the movie: Blank Check (PG). Admission is free and offers complimentary gourmet popcorn and water. Be sure to bring blankets or a beach chair or a picnic supper and enjoy an outdoor movie along the waterfront.
    Jul 26, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Mike Elosh
    Mike Elosh plays guitar, piano & harmonica to accompany his roots-based music.
    Jul 30, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMMusic at Twilight Concert-John Carlyle Square Park
    City concert series with a performance by The Muddy Crows featuring Modern/Americana, and Folk-Rock music. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.
    Jul 31, 2015 Fri 7:30 PMCity Concert Series
    City sponsored summer concert at Market Square featuring Alexandria Citizens Band.
    Aug 2, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4mrstage Concert Series - Jong Lee
    4MRMarket veteran musician Jong Lee. Jong runs Jive Sound a bass guitar shop on the Avenue in Arlandria and his performances are a lot of fun.
    Aug 2, 2015 Sun 6:00 PM257th Army Band Concert
    City Sponsored Concert at Market Square with a performance by the 257th Army Band, "The Band of the Nation's Capital", featuring "All Entertainment"--music from the stage, the screen and the ring. Feel free to bring chairs or sit on the bench seating around the Square.
    Aug 5, 2015 Wed 12:00 PMCanal Plaza Concerts
    Concert series with a performance by The Glimpses featuring folk music. Amphitheatre seating,bring your picnic lunch and enjoy music on the waterfront. Offered in partnership with American Real Estate Partners.
    Aug 6, 2015 Thu 6:00 PMFirst Thursday
    First Thursday is an event sposored by the Del Ray Business Association. Businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue have different monthly themes to promote Del Ray as a great place to live, work and shop.
    Aug 6, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMMusic at Twilight Concert-John Carlyle Square Park
    City concert series with a performance by Vintage #18 featuring Blues & Soul. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.
    Aug 7, 2015 Fri 5:30 PMMovie Night @ Four Mile Run - Mcfarland U S A
    First Annual Family Movie Night at the Conservatory Center on the Plaza. The community participants will enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a (PG) movie. Participants may bring their own chairs or blankets for seating.
    Aug 8, 2015 Sat 11:00 AMBallyshaner's Irish Festival
    This event is a fundraiser for the St. Patrick's Day Parade held to promote Irish Heritage. Features vendors, crafts, food & beverages, pipe bands and Irish entertainment.
    Aug 8, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMOne Love Festival
    "One Love Festival," an annual multi-cultural family event to celebrate the City of Alexandria and to bring people together in unity and love to foster positivity and self-empowerment. This Community Event held in honor of Lenny Harris to continue his legacy. Performers and vendors will be on site along with entertainment for children. Event will be ...
    Aug 9, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Back Alley Blues Boys
    Back Alley Blues Boys is a Metro DC based trio comprised of Art Hildebrand, Shawn Askin and Joe Weber. They play acoustic and electric guitar-driven blues, folk, and roots music, as well as some softer acoustic numbers and rock and roll tunes.
    Aug 15, 2015 Sat 8:00 PMCinema Del Ray
    Community Movie Night where attendees sit and enjoy family movies. This event will take place on the recreation field.
    Aug 16, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Matt Buchanan
    Matt Buchanan plays folk, rock, alternative, and blues, and you may have seen him playing at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub in the past.
    Aug 16, 2015 Sun 12:00 PMArlandria Chirilagua Festival
    The Arlandria Chirilagua Festival is a annual community event in celebration of Latino culture featuring live entertainment, food and vendor sales. Event held on the Sotball Field.
    Aug 21, 2015 Fri 6:30 PMU. S. Navy Band Sea Chanters
    City sponsored concert at Market Square with a performance by U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters featuring choral music.
    Aug 23, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Dan Barry
    Dan Barry is a NY native singer/writer living in the DC area in same vein as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews Band.
    Aug 28, 2015 Fri 6:30 PMU. S. Navy Band Commodores
    City sponosored concert at Market Square with a performance by U.S. Navy Band Commodores, premier jazz ensemble.
    Aug 30, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Mike Elosh
    Mike Elosh plays guitar, piano & harmonica to accompany his roots-based music.
    Sep 3, 2015 Thu 6:00 PMFirst Thursday
    First Thursday is an event sposored by the Del Ray Business Association. Businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue have different monthly themes to promote Del Ray as a great place to live, work and shop.
    Sep 6, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Dan Barry
    Dan Barry is a NY native singer/writer living in the DC area in same vein as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews Band.
    Sep 11, 2015 Fri 4:00 PMS P A R K Health and Fitness Festival
    "Make Your Health Happen" gives the Alexandria community members the opportunity to connect with the best health and wellness providers in value, service and skill.
    Sep 11, 2015 Fri 5:30 PMMovie Night @ Four Mile Run - Cool Runnings
    First Annual Family Movie Night at the Conservatory Center on the Plaza. The community participants will enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a (PG) movie. Participants may bring their own chairs or blankets for seating.
    Sep 12, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMMusic Festival
    This event will celebrate the many historic and cultural treasures of the region's past while embracing the new and exciting opportunities for the future. There will be live entertainment, local performers, children's interactive games and crafts, food, face painting and various vendors.
    Sep 13, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Janna Audey
    Janna performs a mix of her own material and adaptations of songs by her favorite artists and songwriters. Whether you see Janna by her lonesome for an intimate, storytelling show, as the duo alongside husband and electric guitarist, Rob Santos you'll understand what the Janna-buzz is all about. It's about the music, providing a sense of community, ...
    Sep 19, 2015 Sat 10:00 AM13th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival
    Outdoor Art Festival featuring multiple art vendors on the City's historic King Street between Washington and Union Streets with over 6 blocks of artwork by more than 200 artists from the US and abroad. This community festival features spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for ...
    Sep 20, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series The Scrub Pines
    The Scrub Pines are Andrea and Nelson of Hyattsville, MD, sharing a collection of acoustic ballads and instrumentals, gathered from deep in the woods, along the river and up in the hills. (Americana / Roots / Acoustic)
    Sep 20, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM13th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival
    Outdoor Art Festival featuring multiple art vendors on the City's historic King Street between Washington and Union Streets with over 6 blocks of artwork by more than 200 artists from the US and abroad. This community festival features spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for ...
    Sep 27, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Lindsay Collette
    Lindsay Collette is a singer/songwriter who plays folk and rock with just raw emotion and who vows "I will never in my lifetime ask myself 'What if?' “
    Oct 3, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMSurvive The 5 5 K
    The Art of Driving will be sponsoring a race to promote educational awareness for teen drivers and parents. It will be held at Cameron Run Waterpark.
    Oct 3, 2015 Sat 10:00 AM20th Annual Art on the Avenue
    An annual event held on Mount Vernon Avenue. There will be art demonstrations, live music, interactive art activities and food vendors.
    Oct 4, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Dan Barry
    Dan Barry is a NY native singer/writer living in the DC area in same vein as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews Band.
    Oct 11, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Matt Buchanan
    Matt Buchanan plays folk, rock, alternative, and blues, and you may have seen him playing at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub in the past.
    Oct 17, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMFamily Fall Festival
    A family event featuring fall activities such as scarecrow making, pumpkin and face painting, arts and crafts, exhibitors, food vendors, puppet show, pony rides, and performing groups.
    Oct 18, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Mike Elosh
    Mike Elosh plays guitar, piano & harmonica to accompany his roots-based music.
    Oct 25, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Back Alley Blues Boys
    Back Alley Blues Boys is a Metro DC based trio comprised of Art Hildebrand, Shawn Askin and Joe Weber. They play acoustic and electric guitar-driven blues, folk, and roots music, as well as some softer acoustic numbers and rock and roll tunes.
    Nov 1, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series – Emily Henry
    Emily Henry is a Virginia-based acoustic folk-pop singer/songwriter with a lovely voice and lots of original music to please the ears on a Sunday morning.
    Nov 8, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Dan Barry
    Dan Barry is a NY native singer/writer living in the DC area in same vein as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews Band.
    Nov 15, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - The Scrub Pines
    The Scrub Pines are Andrea and Nelson of Hyattsville, MD, sharing a collection of acoustic ballads and instrumentals, gathered from deep in the woods, along the river and up in the hills. (Americana / Roots / Acoustic) http://www.reverbnation.com/thescrubpines
    Nov 27, 2015 Fri 6:00 PMTree Lighting Ceremony
    An official City event at which the City tree is lit and a visit by Santa to open the holiday season. Program to include welcome by the Town Crier, the Mayor and other City Officials.

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