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
May 29, 2016 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Buchanan.
May 30, 2016 Mon 1:00 PM39th Annual Jazz Festival
Annual festival commemorating Memorial Day featuring performances by various jazz groups. The U. S. Navy Band Commodores will open the event, followed by Rose Moraes with Brazilian Jazz; Dave Kline with World Jazz; Al Williams with Contemporary Jazz and ending with the Nitehawks with Swing/Big Band. Food and beverage sales beginning at 11 am. Feel ...
Jun 3, 2016 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.
Jun 3, 2016 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Art Night
“Family Art Night” sponsored by the Office of the Arts, is a guided art experience.The “Family Art Night” is part of the “First Fridays” Series. The Series is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
Jun 4, 2016 Sat 9:00 AMWaterfront Commission Waterfront Walk
Waterfront Walk
Jun 4, 2016 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Camp Day
Union and Confederate reenactors interpret Civil War.
Jun 5, 2016 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Back Alley Blues Boys.
Jun 6, 2016 Mon 5:30 PMAd Hoc Waterfront Construction Committee
Scheduled meeting
Jun 7, 2016 Tue 7:00 PMFood/Beverage Vendor & Event Coordinator Training
Potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate and sponsor events who have food vendors in the City of Alexandria can attend to learn about the permitting application process and the special requirements of both the Alexandria Health Department and Fire Code Enforcement. To sign up contact the Office of Special Events.
Jun 10, 2016 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.
Jun 11, 2016 Sat 10:00 AMOld Town Arts and Crafts Fair
Community event promotes art and crafts; features children's activities; food and beer sales; arts and crafts vendors. Fundraiser for Volunteer Alexandria.
Jun 12, 2016 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Lindsay Collette.
Jun 19, 2016 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Jong Lee.
Jun 21, 2016 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Jun 23, 2016 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Jun 26, 2016 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Tarka.
Jul 3, 2016 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series
Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Concert Series featuring Matt Buchanan.
Jul 9, 2016 Sat 6:00 PMU S A / Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Program includes pre-show entertainment, awards presentation, food sales, birthday cake distribution, premier concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and concludes with fireworks barge shoot. Rain date, Sunday July 10, fireworks only.
Aug 6, 2016 Sat 1:00 PM7th Annual Youth Arts Festival
This festival will showcase the talents of youth around the city and serve as a forum of expression for both visual and performing arts. The festival is free of charge and will include artists, music, entertainment, and food vendors.
Sep 17, 2016 Sat 10:00 AM14th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival
Outdoor Art Festival featuring multiple art vendors on the City's historic King Street between Washington and Union Streets with over 6 blocks of artwork by more than 200 artists from the US and abroad. This community festival features spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for ...
Sep 17, 2016 Sat 5:00 PMMobile Art Lab presents Silent Disco
Come to the Silent Disco, an event where people dance to music broadcast via a radio transmitter listened to on wireless headphones available at the event. Those without headphones hear no music. Come dance!
Oct 15, 2016 Sat 10:00 AMFamily Fall Festival
A family favorite event featuring fall activities such as scarecrow making, pumpkin and face painting, arts and crafts, exhibitors, food vendors, puppet show, pony rides,and band performance.
Nov 25, 2016 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.

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