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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
    May 5, 2015 Tue 11:00 AMU S P T O Community Day 2015
    USPTO hosts it's annual community day celebration to celebrate diversity and similarities of USPTO employees. This event will be held at the USPTO Headquarters.
    May 5, 2015 Tue 12:15 PMSchool Lunch Bunch Concerts
    Concert by James K. Polk Elementary Third Grade Recorder Ensemble.
    May 6, 2015 Wed 12:15 PMSchool Lunch Bunch Concerts
    Concert by Our Lady of Good Counsel School Choir of Vienna, VA.
    May 7, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMPublic Hearing on the Potomac Yard Metro Station
    Park & Recreation Commission Public Hearing
    May 9, 2015 Sat 3:00 PMBarrett Bazaar
    PTA sponsored carnival with children's games and activities; food sales; music and pony rides.
    May 10, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Buchanan.
    May 11, 2015 Mon 12:15 PMSchool Lunch Bunch Concerts
    Concert featuring Alexandria Country Day School Blues, Rock, Concert Band.
    May 14, 2015 Thu 5:00 PMWaterfront Commission Marina Committee
    Marina Committee meeting
    May 14, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    May 15, 2015 Fri 5:30 AMBike To Work Day 2015
    Regional celebration for bike commuters where participants bicycle in, enjoy music,food,gifts and there will be various vendors who will offer information.
    May 15, 2015 Fri 12:30 PMSpring for Alexandria
    In partnership with the City of Alexandria, Spring for Alexandria 2015 is Volunteer Alexandria's Community Service Day. Hundreds of volunteers will perform community service at nonprofit and city agencies throughout the city.
    May 16, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMRelay For Life of Alexandria
    A community event to walk and raise funds for cancer research. This event also honors survivors of this disease. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
    May 17, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Ian Kraft.
    May 17, 2015 Sun 10:30 AMSt. Mary's Spring Fling 2015
    St. Mary's School will host this end-of-year festival for the community. It will include fun events for kids such as carnival rides,games,crafts,entertainment,book sale, bake sale and food. The school is located at 400 Green St. Alexandria Virginia 22314.
    May 17, 2015 Sun 12:00 PMTake 25
    Outdoor event to provide safety information to parents in honor or National Missing Children's Day. Features community vendors, entertainment, and free child friendly activities.
    May 17, 2015 Sun 12:00 PMMattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival
    This is a fundraiser to raise awareness for childhood cancer. This will be the 6th annual walk and family festival to be held on the upper school campus of St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School. Located at 1000 St. Stephen's Road.
    May 19, 2015 Tue 7:00 AMCommission for the Arts
    Scheduled meeting
    May 19, 2015 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Scheduled meeting
    May 19, 2015 Tue 7:00 PMFood Vendor/Event Coordinator Training
    Potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate events in the City of Alexandria can learn about the City’s permitting application process, and the special requirements of both the Alexandria Health Department and Code Enforcement.This training is suggested for all groups and persons who coordinate or sponsor events in the City of Alexandria ...
    May 21, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    May 22, 2015 Fri 3:00 PMNational EMS Memorial Bike Ride
    The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride is an annual event that honors EMS providers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The ride will end at Oronoco Bay Park.
    May 22, 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.
    May 24, 2015 Sun 6:00 AMAlexandria Running & Family Festival
    Half Marathon and 5K race and family festival featuring music, beer garden, inflatable amusements, food and booths.
    May 24, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Libby Wiebel.
    May 25, 2015 Mon 1:00 PM38th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival
    Program will include entertainment by various bands and begin with a performance by The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, from the U. S. Army Band "Pershing's Own". The other performers, in order are: Origem, featuring Brazilian Jazz; Halley Shoenberg Jazz Quartet featuring Modern Jazz; The Larry Brown Quintet, featuring Straight Ahead Jazz; and Night & Day ...
    May 27, 2015 Wed 7:00 PMNeighborhood Park Plans - District 2
    This workshop will review draft plans for: Hume Springs Park,3550 Commonwealth Ave,Landover Park, Goat Hill Park, Timberland Park, Hooffs Run Park & Greenway, Beach Park, Angel Park The Division of Park Planning, Design, and Capital Development is currently planning for the City's existing Neighborhood Parks, which we characterize as being 0.5 - ...
    May 29, 2015 Fri 12:15 PMSchool Lunch Bunch Concerts
    Concert featuring Immanuel Lutheran School Student Choirs & Presenters.
    May 30, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMCroquet Day
    A croquet tournament will be played on multiple concurrent fields at Joseph Hensley Park. Food and activities will be organized for team members, families, and spectators.
    May 31, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Tarka.
    Jun 4, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMMusic at Twilight Concert-John Carlyle Square Park
    City Concert series with a performance by DarcyDawn & Co featuring pop,rock,country,and top hits. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.
    Jun 4, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMNeighborhood Park Plans - District 3
    This workshop will review draft plans for: Luckett/Skate Park, Taney Ave Park, Ewald Park, Mulligan Park, Chambliss Park, Stevenson Park
    Jun 5, 2015 Fri 11:00 AMWest End Food Truck Rodeo
    Held in the Southern Towers Parking lot on Seminary Road. Features multiple food trucks, vendors, music, face painting and children's activities.
    Jun 6, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMVirginia Foodshed Festival
    This festival will showcase the best of the Mid-Atlantic region's craft food and beverage. There will be ticketed tastings and education on local food.In addition to food there will be entertainment and games for children of all ages.
    Jun 6, 2015 Sat 2:30 PMD-Day Commemoration
    This event is a celebration of the heroism and sacrifices of our invasion forces in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. There will be re-enactors, and a commemoration ceremony including the Old Guard and the West Point Glee Club.
    Jun 7, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Janna Audey
    Jun 10, 2015 Wed 11:00 AML'hermione Voyage 2015
    Tour the L'Hermione
    Jun 10, 2015 Wed 12:00 PMCanal Plaza Concerts
    Concert series with a performance by Gary Smallwood featuring Country Rock. Amphitheatre seating,bring your picnic lunch and enjoy music on the waterfront. Offered in partnership with American Real Estate Partners.
    Jun 11, 2015 Thu 9:00 AML'hermione Voyage 2015
    Tour the L'Hermione
    Jun 12, 2015 Fri 9:00 AML'hermione Voyage 2015
    Tour the L'Hermione
    Jun 13, 2015 Sat 1:00 PMWorld Wide Knit in Public Day
    WWKiP Day is a day to show the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. This year is the 10th anniversary of this world wide event. It will be held at Commerce St Park ( S. Fayette & Commerce).
    Jun 14, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Buchanan.
    Jun 16, 2015 Tue 7:00 PMFood Vendor/Event Coordinator Training
    Potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate events in the City of Alexandria can learn about the City’s permitting application process, and the special requirements of both the Alexandria Health Department and Code Enforcement.This training is suggested for all groups and persons who coordinate or sponsor events in the City of Alexandria ...
    Jun 18, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMMusic at Twilight Concert-John Carlyle Square Park
    City concert series with a performance by E & Me featuring Jazz. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.
    Jun 20, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMBeat the Heat Racquetball Tournament
    Ages 18 & up. Join in the fun with this double elimination tournament for singles and doubles, divided by age groups: Men and/or Women 18–34, 35–50, 51–65 and 66 & over. Tournament will be played Saturday and/or Sunday. To participate, register for activity #423210.
    Jun 21, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Dan Barry.
    Jun 24, 2015 Wed 12:00 PMCanal Plaza Concerts
    Concert series with a performance by Kim Reynolds Band featuring Jazz. Amphitheatre seating,bring your picnic lunch and enjoy music on the waterfront. Offered in partnership with American Real Estate Partners.
    Jun 27, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMCivil War Kids Drill Day
    Program is weather dependent.
    Jun 27, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMAlexandria's Food & Wine Festival
    The festival is a community-based event featuring tastes of local foods and wine, as well as artisans, a Children’s Corner, and live entertainment. The event transforms Oronoco Bay Park into a lively festival.
    Jun 28, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Jong Lee.
    Jul 5, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Art Hildebrand.
    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 11, 2015 Sat 7:00 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
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Buchanan.
    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 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 19, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Dan Barry.
    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 26, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Mike Elosh.
    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.
    Aug 2, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Jong Lee.
    Aug 2, 2015 Sun 6:00 PMCity Concert Series
    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 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
    Viewers will enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a (PG)movie for the entire family to enjoy.
    Aug 9, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Art Hildebrand.
    Aug 16, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Buchanan.
    Aug 23, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Dan Barry.
    Aug 29, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMOld Town Open Streets Event
    An event to reclaim streets and create accessible, open, and interactive spaces for pedestrians and cyclists. Event takes place at King St from Royal to Union, Union St. from Prince to Queen. Features food, entertainment, activities and vendors.
    Aug 30, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Mike Elosh.
    Sep 6, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Dan Barry.
    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 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 12, 2015 Sat 5:30 PMMovie Night @ Four Mile Run
    Viewers will enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a (PG)movie for the entire family to enjoy.
    Sep 13, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Janna Audey.
    Sep 20, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Libby Wiebel.
    Sep 27, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Lindsay Collette.
    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 4, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Dan Barry.
    Oct 11, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Buchanan.
    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
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Mike Elosh.
    Oct 25, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Art Hildebrand.
    Nov 1, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Libby Wiebel.
    Nov 8, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Dan Barry.
    Nov 15, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
    Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Andrea Bassoff.
    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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