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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
    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. List of scheduled performers is subject to change without notice, visit the website for listings.
    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 5, 2014 Fri 4:00 PMSpark Health Fair And Field Day
    Opportunity for the community to connect to the best health and wellness providers in value, service and skill. Each participant will be given the opportunity to ask questions of each provider/sponsor and make their "health happen" on the "Who's in Your Corner" card. Entertainment, booths and activities.
    Sep 6, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMContrabands and Freedmen Memorial Dedication
    The dedication of the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial will be held at the Memorial, on South Washington at Church Street. Check back for more details, and go to the Event Link to learn more about the Memorial.
    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. List of scheduled performers is subject to change without notice, visit the website for listings.
    Sep 7, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMPink Heals Tour
    Cancer Awareness event supporting women and raising awareness by displaying pink fire trucks and pink police vehicles. Cancer awareness t-shirts will be sold to help support those women in the community who have battled cancer.
    Sep 11, 2014 Thu 5:00 PMWaterfront Commission Marina Committee
    Marina Committee meeting
    Sep 11, 2014 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Sep 13, 2014 Sat 7:00 AMRagnar Relay Dc
    Running Relay on the Mt. Vernon Trail
    Sep 13, 2014 Sat 8:30 AMAL Boothe Park Playground Dedication Ceremony
    Playground and Park Improvements Dedication Ceremony
    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 opportunities.
    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. Jong Lee is this week's artist. List of scheduled performers is subject to change without notice, visit the website for listings.
    Sep 16, 2014 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Scheduled meeting
    Sep 18, 2014 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Sep 19, 2014 Fri 7:00 PMFree Movie Night at John Carlyle Park
    Free screening of the Lego Movie with complimentary popcorn and water. Feel free to bring a picnic supper, blankets or low chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars!
    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 21, 2014 Sun 12:00 PMAlfred Street Babtist Church Cookout/Carnival
    A bi-annual cookout held at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. A family friendly event activities include; putt-putt, volley ball, moon bounce and more.
    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 8:30 AMRock & Stroll to End Homelessness
    A 10K race and 5k run to raise awareness and funds for nonprofits serving the homeless. Followed by community events featuring; musical entertainment, demonstrations, lessons, food and children's activities.
    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 7:30 AMSt Rita 5k Run for Education
    Annual 5K run to raise funds for education.
    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 18, 2014 Sat 10:00 AM2014 National Trademark Expo
    Exhibitors showcase their federally registered trademarks through educational exhibits. These include themed displays, costumed characters and booths. There will be children's activities and workshops as well.
    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 1, 2014 Sat 7:00 AMGet Your Rear in Gear - Alexandria
    A certified 5k course starting at Cameron Run Park, running through Ben Brenman Park.
    Nov 8, 2014 Sat 10:00 AMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
    Tour the historic fort with an interpreter who will portray a Civil War veteran returning to Fort Ward and reminiscing about his army experience in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin in the Museum at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and last about 90 minutes each.
    Nov 8, 2014 Sat 2:00 PMSoldier-led Tours in Honor of Veteran's Day
    Tour the historic fort with an interpreter who will portray a Civil War veteran returning to Fort Ward and reminiscing about his army experience in the Defenses of Washington. Tours begin in the Museum at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and last about 90 minutes each.
    Nov 16, 2014 Sun 7:00 AM2 Annual Usatf 12k National Road Race Championship
    National foot race
    Nov 16, 2014 Sun 7:00 AMM M R F Race For Research 5k Walk/run
    A 5K race to benefit and raise awareness for the Multiple Mylemoa Research Foundation.
    Nov 22, 2014 Sat 7:30 AMRun For Shelter 10k, 5k And 1 Mile Fun Run
    A charity run that will help benefit the Carpenter's Shelter. Will utilize the USAFT certified courses VA-12002.
    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 6, 2014 Sat 6:00 PMDel Ray Celebration of the Holidays
    Santa will be at the location. There will be Christmas carols and a chance to take your picture with Santa.
    Dec 13, 2014 Sat 12:00 PMCivil War Christmas in Camp Open House
    Event is based in and around the Museum and historic fort. Holiday event interprets how Christmas was observed during the Civil War. Features a patriotic Santa Claus, living history interpreters, a Victorian tree, the Officers’ Hut decorated for the season, crafts for children, and light refreshments. On-going activities from 12-4 p.m., with soldier-guided ...
    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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