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
Mar 24, 2017 Fri 7:00 PM7th Annual March150 Art Party
See and be seen at Target Gallery's March150 Art Party. Find original, local works of art for $100.
Mar 25, 2017 Sat 9:00 AMDora Kelley Nature Park Clean-Up
Join the Friends of Dora Kelley Nature Park for this spring clean up to keep this special park free from trash and litter. Plastic trash bags and gloves provided. Assemble at 9 a.m. at any of these three locations: the park entrance nearest to the tennis courts on Chambliss street, the trail entrance from North Morgan street, or at the corner of Chambliss ...
Mar 25, 2017 Sat 10:00 AMWorld Day of Puppetry
The National Capital Puppetry Guild of the Puppeteers of America in collaboration with the Office of the Arts will celebrate the World Day of Puppetry with a day-long puppetry festival.
Mar 25, 2017 Sat 7:00 PM"The Migration Project"
Jane Franklin Dance Company in collaboration with the Office of the Arts will present "The Migration Project," a dance concert which explores stories of relocation.
Mar 29, 2017 Wed 7:00 PMSouth Park Community Meeting #2
Arlington County will host its second public meeting to discuss planning of open space on the north side of Four Mile Run between Route One and Potomac Avenue on March 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Gunston Community Center, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington, VA 22206. Arlington County is undertaking a Park Master Plan for this site. Their project is funded ...
Mar 30, 2017 Thu 7:00 PMFood Vendor and Event Coordinator Training
The Special Events Office invites all potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate events in the City of Alexandria to attend one of these meetings. The purpose for the meeting is to learn about the City’s permitting application process, and the special requirements of both the Alexandria Health Department and Fire Code Enforcement.
Mar 31, 2017 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.
Mar 31, 2017 Fri 7:00 PMJay Hendrick: Post-Graduate Resident Talk
Before Jay Hendrick finishes his time in the post-MFA residency studio, hear about the art projects, collaborations and workshops he developed. Moderated by Anne Smith, 2016 post-MFA resident.
Apr 1, 2017 Sat 9:00 AMGarden Forum (canceled)
Want to get the most out of your garden this season? Join us at the Jerome Buddie Ford Nature Center for a garden forum featuring three local experts and gain practical and insightful information about soil fertility, planning your garden, and identifying and controlling garden pests. Lunch and gifts are included in the registration fee.
Apr 1, 2017 Sat 9:00 AMCameron Run Park Planning Process Walk & Talk
Join the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) and community planners at Michael Baker International’s Urban Design Studio and be part of the Cameron Run Park Planning Process by touring the current park site, learning about what makes this place so unique, and discussing current and future park issues.
Apr 2, 2017 Sun 11:00 AM“Bagels and Bach” Concert Series
“Bagels and Bach” Concert Series is scheduled on the first Sunday of each month.
Apr 8, 2017 Sat 12:00 PMSpring Ephemeral Hike
Learn to identify ephemerals, the amazing wildflowers that only appear once every spring! Join Alexandria’s Plant Ecologist, Rod Simmons, on an informative spring hike through Dora Kelley Nature Park. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable, closed-toe hiking shoes. We will meet at the Buddie Ford Nature Center.
Apr 18, 2017 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Apr 18, 2017 Tue 7:00 PMCommission for the Arts
Regular meeting
Apr 20, 2017 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Apr 20, 2017 Thu 7:00 PMFood Vendor and Event Coordinator Training
The Special Events Office invites all potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate events in the City of Alexandria to attend one of these meetings. The purpose for the meeting is to learn about the City’s permitting application process, and the special requirements of both the Alexandria Health Department and Fire Code Enforcement.
Apr 22, 2017 Sat 8:00 AMWindmill Hill Park Shoreline Groundbreaking
Consistent with the City Council approved 2003 Windmill Hill Park plan, the City of Alexandria is replacing the existing bulkhead with a natural shoreline. Construction activities are planned to begin in spring 2017 with substantial completion by summer 2018.
Apr 28, 2017 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 29, 2017 Sat 10:00 AMAlexandria Earth Day 2017
24th Annual Earth Day Celebration
May 5, 2017 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Lyles-Crouch 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.
May 16, 2017 Tue 7:00 PMFood Vendor and Event Coordinator Training
The Special Events Office of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities invites all potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate events in the City of Alexandria to attend one of these meetings. The purpose for the meeting is to learn about the City’s permitting application process, and the special requirements of both ...
May 19, 2017 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring James Polk 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.
Jun 2, 2017 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Cora Kelly 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.

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