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    Calendar of Events

    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
    Apr 17, 2014 Thu 7:30 PMCommission for the Arts - Public Art Committee
    Scheduled meeting
    Apr 17, 2014 Thu 7:30 PMPark and Recreation Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Apr 20, 2014 Sun 1:30 PMSuccess for Life Inititative
    Face painting, inspirational music, motivational messages, snacks.
    Apr 22, 2014 Tue 7:00 PMCommission for the Arts
    Scheduled meeting
    Apr 23, 2014 Wed 7:00 PMCommission for the Arts
    Scheduled meeting
    Apr 26, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMAlexandria Earth Day
    Earth Day Activities including educational exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, a spring tree sale, student upcycling showcase, awards ceremony, performance by the band Fuse Box, food sales and more.
    May 1, 2014 Thu 12:00 PMDays of Remembrance
    Remembrance Ceremony of the Holocaust.
    May 2, 2014 Fri 11:00 AMBuilding Safety Month 2014 Kick-off Event
    Event to promote building safety awareness. Features displays, food, guest speakers, and door prizes.
    May 3, 2014 Sat 7:00 AMFleadom Arts & Crafts Festival
    Vendors will sell arts & crafts on the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Field
    May 4, 2014 Sun 1:30 PMStepalive Walkathon
    A 5K or 5 mile (walker's choice)fun walk from First Christian Church, through Old Town and back to First Christian Church, followed by a picnic and music inside the church.
    May 8, 2014 Thu 6:30 PMWaterfront Community Meeting #5
    Waterfront Community Meeting #5 - Design refinements based on the recent ODBC negotiations.
    May 9, 2014 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Fun Night
    This family-friendly event features a wipeout-style activity using a floating, inflatable obstacle course in the indoor pool.
    May 10, 2014 Sat 8:30 AMIn Their Shoes-2014
    5K fun run to raise support for Iraqi orphans and street children held at Cameron Run Regional Park
    May 10, 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
    May 10, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMArt League Raku Firing
    Demonstration of the art of ceramic raku firing for Art League students &public using three parking spaces in the parking lot next to the tennis courts or in the pavillion at Mongomery Park, and 901 N Royal Street.
    May 16, 2014 Fri 5:30 AMBike To Work Day 2014
    Bike to Work Day is held annually throughout the region. Participants bicycle in, enjoy music, food, gifts and various informational vendors.
    May 17, 2014 Sat 7:30 AMCinema Del Ray
    Community Family movie night held on Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Field with food and beverage sales
    May 17, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMSoldier led tours of the Fort (morning)
    Soldier-led tours of the Fort in honor of Armed Forces Day. Tours of the historic fort led by an interpreter in Union uniform highlight the history of Fort Ward and army life in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin at the Museum at 10 am and 2 pm, and last about 90 minutes each. Free. Program is weather dependent.
    May 17, 2014 Sat 2:00 PMSoldier led tours of the Fort (afternoon)
    Soldier-led tours of the Fort in honor of Armed Forces Day. Tours of the historic fort led by an interpreter in Union uniform highlight the history of Fort Ward and army life in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin at the Museum at 10 am and 2 pm, and last about 90 minutes each. Free. Program is weather dependent.
    May 17, 2014 Sat 4:00 PMRelay For Life of Alexandria City
    Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society
    May 18, 2014 Sun 10:30 AMSt. Mary's Spring Fling
    A fun event for kids with carnival rides, games, crafts, entertainment, food and beverages at St. Mary's School, 400 Green Street.
    May 18, 2014 Sun 12:00 PMMattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival
    Childhood cancer awareness event and fundraiser held at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School. A walk designed as a family friendly event with kids activities, live music by local teen bands and food and beverage sales
    May 18, 2014 Sun 4:00 PMRelay for Life
    The American Cancer Society Relay for life in Alexandria. Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society
    May 25, 2014 Sun 6:00 AMAlexandria Running Festival
    Half-marathon and 5k race
    May 25, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMAlexandria Family Festival
    A celebration to honor our military service members and their families
    May 25, 2014 Sun 12:00 PMTake 25
    Outdoor event with community vendors. Activities for families and children
    May 26, 2014 Mon 1:00 PMCity of Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival
    37th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival commemorating Memorial Day. Performances by a variety of Jazz, with food and beverage sales. The U.S. Army Blues, from The U.S Army Band "Pershing's Own" will kick off the festival.
    May 31, 2014 Sat 8:00 AMAlexandria Soccer Festival
    Soccer festival
    Jun 7, 2014 Sat 12:00 PMYouth Arts Festival/Father's Day Celebration
    Youth arts festival with performing arts and displaying fine, and visual art work of young people
    Jun 7, 2014 Sat 12:00 PMScan Croquet Day
    Fundraiser for SCAN's child abuse prevention activities at Joseph Hensley Park.
    Jun 7, 2014 Sat 2:00 PM70th D-Day Commemoration
    Celebration of the heroism and sacrificies of our invasion forces in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. We will have several re-enactors with WWII vintage vehicles and displays.
    Jun 14, 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
    Jun 14, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMArt League Raku Firing
    Demonstration of the art of ceramic raku firing for Art League students &public using three parking spaces in the parking lot next to the tennis courts or in the pavillion at Mongomery Park.
    Jun 21, 2014 Sat 7:30 PMCinema Del Ray
    Community Family movie night held on Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Field with food and beverage sales
    Jul 12, 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
    Jul 12, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMArt League Raku Firing
    Demonstration of the art of ceramic raku firing for Art League students &public using three parking spaces in the parking lot next to the tennis courts or in the pavillion at Mongomery Park.
    Jul 12, 2014 Sat 7:30 PMUSA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
    Celebration of the United States and the City of Alexandria's birthdays. Activities, birthday cake distribution, awards presentation, musical performance and fireworks display.
    Jul 19, 2014 Sat 7:30 PMCinema Del Ray
    Community Family movie night held on Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Field with food and beverage sales
    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 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 31, 2014 Sun 12:00 PMWar of 1812 Commemorative Event
    Commemorate the War of 1812 and its impact on Alexandria
    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 14, 2014 Sun 10:00 AM12th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts
    Outdoor arts festival, annual, cultural and community gathering opportunity.
    Sep 20, 2014 Sat 9:00 AMRock 'n' Stroller 5k
    5K run/walk specifically for families and strollers. Kids concert provided by a local kids band at the end of the race.
    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 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.
    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 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 if the new year through the performing arts.

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