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 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
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.
Oct 25, 2017 Wed 6:00 PMCommunity Meeting on Ben Brenman Baseball Field
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Alexandria Little League will hold a community meeting to discuss proposed ballfield improvements including batting cages and a scoreboard.
Nov 3, 2017 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Douglas MacArthur Elementary School! Enjoy swimming, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments for youth. Light refreshments will be served.
Nov 10, 2017 Fri 7:30 PMFriday Evening Chamber Concert
The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) in collaboration with the Office of the Arts will host a series of Friday Evening Chamber Concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center,1605 Cameron St. Treat yourself to some of the best chamber music the region has to offer, at an affordable price, in a convenient location.
Nov 16, 2017 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Nov 21, 2017 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
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.
Jan 19, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring St. Stephens & St. Agnes School! Enjoy swimming, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments for youth. Light refreshments will be served.
Jan 26, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring James K. Polk and Samuel Tucker Elementary Schools! Enjoy swimming, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments for youth. Light refreshments will be served.
Feb 2, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring William Ramsay Elementary School! Enjoy swimming, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments for youth. Light refreshments will be served.
Mar 16, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Mount Vernon Elementary School! Enjoy swimming, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments for youth. Light refreshments will be served.
Apr 6, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring George Mason and Maury Elementary Schools! Enjoy swimming, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments for youth. Light refreshments will be served.
Apr 27, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Patrick Henry and John Adams Elementary Schools! Enjoy swimming, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments for youth. Light refreshments will be served.
May 18, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Lyles Crouch and Cora Kelly Elementary Schools! Enjoy swimming, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments for youth. Light refreshments will be served.

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