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 For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit Parking is also available in one of the convenient parking garages or lots.

Bicyclists may visit 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
Oct 4, 2017 Wed 6:00 PMGarden Series: Extending Your Growing Season
Garden Series: Extending Your Growing Season Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6-8 p.m. Chinquapin Recreation Center - 3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA In this hands-on class we will build our own season extension structure outdoors, then return to the classroom for a lively discussion about various season extension techniques. Free. No Registration ...
Oct 11, 2017 Wed 6:30 PM3550 Commonwealth Ave & Dale St Garden Workshop
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities PARKnership program will hold a community workshop with Rebuilding Together Alexandria to discuss improving the neighborhood parks in Hume Springs and Lynhaven.
Oct 14, 2017 Sat 9:00 AMSafe Assured ID for Children
We will provide families with the most comprehensive Child ID or Senior ID kit in the country: a mini-CD, a photo data card, and a Safety Guidebook.
Oct 17, 2017 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
Oct 21, 2017 Sat 12:00 PMAlexandria International Festival
This is a family oriented festival and the event features the entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and exhibitors of a variety of countries and favorite fall activities such as scarecrow making and pumpkin painting. Food and vendor sales.
Oct 21, 2017 Sat 12:00 PM22nd Annual Art Safari
Visitors can get their hands (and clothes) a little dirty with a bevy of interactive activities and crafts at Art Safari, an Alexandria family tradition for 22 years.
Nov 24, 2017 Fri 6:00 PMTree Lighting Ceremony
An official City event at which the City tree is lit, program includes welcome by the Town Crier, the Mayor and other City Officials, a visit by Santa and holiday performances for residents and visitors to open the holiday season.