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    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 25, 2014 Sat 9:00 AMNeighborhood Park Plan Workshop - District 2
    The Division of Park Planning, Design, and Capital Development is currently planning for the City’s existing Neighborhood Parks, which we characterize as being 0.5 - 10 acres with a service area of up to .5 miles. The results of this plan will help determine budgeting priorities and recommendations for both short and long-term incremental improvements, ...
    Oct 25, 2014 Sat 6:00 PMRe-enactment of John Carlyle Funeral
    A re-enactment of John Carlyle's funeral. The funeral procession will travel from the Carlyle House to the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. Funds will go to the Carlyle House Museum.
    Oct 26, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert by Mike Elosh
    A live musical performance held during the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market.
    Oct 26, 2014 Sun 2:00 PM18th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade
    A Halloween parade along Mt. Vernon Avenue. There will be live music and refreshments at the end of the parade.
    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 1, 2014 Sat 9:00 AMNeighborhood Park Plan Workshop - District 3
    The Division of Park Planning, Design, and Capital Development is currently planning for the City’s existing Neighborhood Parks, which we characterize as being 0.5 - 10 acres with a service area of up to .5 miles. The results of this plan will help determine budgeting priorities and recommendations for both short and long-term incremental improvements, ...
    Nov 2, 2014 Sun 10:00 AMConcert by Ian Kraft
    A live musical performance held during the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market.
    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 10:00 AMArt League Raku Firing
    A demonstration of the art of ceramic raku firing.
    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 13, 2014 Thu 5:00 PMWaterfront Commission Marina Committee
    Marina Committee meeting
    Nov 13, 2014 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Nov 16, 2014 Sun 7:00 AMU S A T F 12k National Road Race
    USATF 12K National Road Race Championships
    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 18, 2014 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Scheduled meeting
    Nov 20, 2014 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    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 6:00 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, beverages 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 10:00 AMArt League Raku Firing
    A demonstration of the art of ceramic raku firing.
    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 Christmas Market
    Vendors from all over come together for a tasteful event that gives the feeling of a unique European Chistmas celebration. Food, beverages and merchandise will be available.
    Dec 21, 2014 Sun 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, beverages 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.
    Jan 10, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMArt League Raku Firing
    A demonstration of the art of ceramic raku firing.
    Feb 7, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMArt League Raku Firing
    A demonstration of the art of ceramic raku firing.
    Apr 26, 2015 Sun 8:00 AM31st Annual George Washington Parkway Classic
    A 10 mile and 5k footrace held in Old Town Alexandria.
    May 15, 2015 Fri 12:30 PMSpring for Alexandria
    Hundreds of volunteers will perform community service at nonprofit and city agencies throughout the city. Fifty volunteers will build and paint book shelves on the stage under the supervision of carpenters.
    May 30, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMCroquet Day
    A croquet tournament will be played on multiple concurrent fields. Food and activities will be organized for team members, families, and spectators.
    Aug 7, 2015 Fri 5:30 PMMovie Night @ Four Mile Run
    Viewers will enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a (PG)movie for the entire family to enjoy.
    Sep 12, 2015 Sat 5:30 PMMovie Night @ Four Mile Run
    Viewers will enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a (PG)movie for the entire family to enjoy.

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