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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 23, 2014 Wed 12:00 PMCanal Plaza Concert
    Concert by Wes Tucker & Arch Alcantara featuring folk rock music. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a performance along the Potomac River. Offered in Partnership with Tishman Speyer.
    Jul 24, 2014 Thu 6:00 PMWaterfront Commission - Special Meeting
    Special meeting
    Jul 25, 2014 Fri 7:00 PMFamily Fun Night
    Play pool games, bring your own float and more! All ages are invite dto celebrate Park & Recreation Month with beach ball relays, basketball and a floating obstacle course.
    Jul 25, 2014 Fri 7:30 PMMarket Square Concert
    Concert by the Alexandria Citizens Band, featuring concert band music. Bring a folding chair or sit around the fountain or benches in front of City Hall.
    Jul 27, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert
    Concerts at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market featuring local artists. Jong Lee is this week's artist.
    Jul 30, 2014 Wed 7:00 PMBen Brenman Park Concert
    Concert by the Four Star Combo featuring rockabilly and honky tonk music. Feel free to bring a folding chair or blanket and picnic supper.
    Jul 31, 2014 Thu 7:30 PMMusic at Twilight Concert
    Performance by the Alexandria Singers featuring choral pops music. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.
    Aug 2, 2014 Sat 9:00 AMFriendship Firehouse Festival
    Annual Community-wide Festival celebrating the birthday of the Friendship Firehouse. Vendor, Food and beverage sales, firetruck display.
    Aug 3, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert
    Concerts at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market featuring local artists. The Good for Nothings is this week's artist.
    Aug 6, 2014 Wed 8:00 AMWaterfront Commission Boat Tour
    Boat Tour
    Aug 6, 2014 Wed 12:00 PMCanal Plaza Concert
    Concert by The Sidley's featuring soul influenced rock music. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a performance along the Potomac River. Offered in Partnership with Tishman Speyer.
    Aug 7, 2014 Thu 6:00 PMFirst Thursday
    To promote Del Ray as a great place to live, work & shop
    Aug 7, 2014 Thu 7:30 PMMusic at Twilight Concert
    Performance by the Ambience Band featuring Jazz and R & B music. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.
    Aug 9, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMDel Ray Artisans Alexandria Art Market
    Tented art spaces occupied by artists displaying & selling their work at the Artisans Art Gallery
    Aug 9, 2014 Sat 11:00 AMIrish Festival
    Festival to promote Irish Heritage featuring Irish music, entertainment by Irish dance Schools, vendors, crafts, food and beverages and Pipe bands.
    Aug 10, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert
    Concerts at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market featuring local artists. Joseph Keith is this week's artist.
    Aug 15, 2014 Fri 7:30 PMMarket Square Concert
    Concert by the Alexandria Harmonizers, featuring mens barbershop music. Bring a folding chair or sit around the fountain or benches in front of City Hall.
    Aug 16, 2014 Sat 9:00 AMMETWC's 8th Annual Community Slam Jam Explosion
    Commmunity event with food and beverage sales, live music and activities
    Aug 16, 2014 Sat 7:30 PMCinema Del Ray
    Community Family movie night held on Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Field with food and beverage sales
    Aug 17, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert
    Concerts at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market featuring local artists. Matt Buchanan is this week's artist.
    Aug 21, 2014 Thu 10:00 AM75th Anniversary Celebration 1939 Library Sit-In
    The event will be held outside on the 700 block of Queen Street in front of the Barrett Library and the Lloyd House courtyard with various activities, vendors, exhibitors, musical performances, food and beverage sales.
    Aug 24, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert
    Concerts at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market featuring local artists. Mike Elosh is this week's artist.
    Aug 30, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMWar of 1812 Signature Event Weekend
    Commemorate the War of 1812 and its impact on Alexandria
    Aug 31, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert
    Concerts at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market featuring local artists. Jong Lee is this week's artist.
    Aug 31, 2014 Sun 11:00 AMWar of 1812 Signature Event Weekend
    Commemorate the War of 1812 and its impact on Alexandria
    Sep 4, 2014 Thu 6:00 PMFirst Thursday
    To promote Del Ray as a great place to live, work & shop
    Sep 7, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert
    Concerts at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market featuring local artists. Matt Buchanan is this week's artist.
    Sep 13, 2014 Sat 7:00 AMRagnar Relay Dc
    Running Relay on the Mt. Vernon Trail
    Sep 13, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMDel Ray Artisans Alexandria Art Market
    Tented art spaces occupied by artists displaying & selling their work at the Artisans Art Gallery
    Sep 13, 2014 Sat 10:00 AM12th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts
    Outdoor arts festival, annual, cultural and community gathering opportunities.
    Sep 13, 2014 Sat 12:00 PMMusic Festival
    Festival to celebrate the diversity of life in Alexandria, the many historic and cultural treasures of the region's past while embracing the new and exciting opportunities for the future. The event will feature food and beverage sales, children's games, facepainting, vendors and musical performances.
    Sep 14, 2014 Sun 10:00 AM12th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts
    Outdoor arts festival, annual, cultural and community gathering opportunity.
    Sep 14, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert
    Concerts at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market featuring local artists. Witney Schneidman is this week's artist.
    Sep 20, 2014 Sat 6:30 AM5K Run/Walk for Wounded Warriors Caregivers
    Run/Walk in Cameron Run Regional Park to raise funds for caregivers of wounded warriors
    Sep 20, 2014 Sat 7:30 PMCinema Del Ray
    Community Family movie night held on Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Field with food and beverage sales
    Sep 21, 2014 Sun 7:00 AMRock 'n' Stroller
    5K fun run/walk for families with strollers, but runners and walkers without strollers are welcome. The 5K finishes with a kids concert by the local kids band Rocknoceros.
    Sep 28, 2014 Sun 2:00 PMYoga Challenge With Alexandria's Health Department
    Family oriented healthy living event that includes the ypga challenge, goal setting, and healthy eating activities.
    Oct 4, 2014 Sat 6:00 AM"Survive the 5" 5k race
    Fundraiser for the Art of Driving
    Oct 11, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMDel Ray Artisans Alexandria Art Market
    Tented art spaces occupied by artists displaying & selling their work at the Artisans Art Gallery
    Oct 18, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMAlexandria Family Fall Festival
    Family event with activities and entertainment, such as scarecrow making, puppet shows, musical performances, pony rides, facepainting, exhbitors and food sales. Some activities require tickets.
    Oct 19, 2014 Sun 7:00 AMPto's Innovation 5k
    5k to promote fitness and to benefit math & science programs at local schools. Held at the USPTO Campus & Eisenhower Ave
    Nov 8, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
    Visitors will be taken on guided tours led by an interpreter in Union uniform of the fort to highlight the history of Fort Ward and army life in the Defenses of Washington.
    Nov 16, 2014 Sun 7:00 AM2 Annual Usatf 12k National Road Race Championship
    National foot race
    Nov 16, 2014 Sun 7:00 AMU S A T F 12k National Road Race
    USATF 12K National Road Race Championships
    Nov 28, 2014 Fri 7:00 PMAlexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Annual event at which the City tree is lit, performances and a visit by Santa to open the Holiday season.
    Dec 6, 2014 Sat 11:00 AMEuropean Christmas Market
    Vendors from all over come together for a tasteful event that gives the feeling of a unique European Chistmas celebration. Food, beverage and merchandise will be available.
    Dec 6, 2014 Sat 11:00 AMScottish Christmas Walk Parade
    44th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade
    Dec 13, 2014 Sat 12:00 PMCivil War Christmas in Camp Open House
    Event is based ina nd around the Museum and historic fort. Features Civil War interpreters, a Civil War Santa, tours of the fort, and craft activities for children.
    Dec 20, 2014 Sat 11:00 AMEuropean Chirstmas Market
    Vendors from all over come together for a tasteful event that gives the feeling of a unique European Chistmas celebration. Food, beverage and merchandise will be available.
    Dec 21, 2014 Sun 11:00 AMEuropean Chirstmas Market
    Vendors from all over come together for a tasteful event that gives the feeling of a unique European Chistmas celebration. Food, beverage and merchandise will be available.
    Dec 31, 2014 Wed 12:00 PMFirst Night Alexandria
    Family friendly celebration of the new year through the performing arts.

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