Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
  • Calendar
  • Community Events & Activities
  • Wednesday, March 4  •  National Weather Service Advisory 46°Cloudy Air Quality: Yellow
    CloseWeather Forecast
    Today: High 47° Low 31°
    Light RainAir Quality: Yellow
    Thu: High 32° Low 8°
    Wintry Mix to SnowAir Quality: Yellow
    Fri: High 29° Low 10°
    SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
    Sat: High 43° Low 26°
    Mostly Sunny
    Sun: High 48° Low 28°
    Mostly Cloudy
    Alert
    Winter Storm Warning for March 5 -- Updated 3/4/2015 12:26:31 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Alexandria area for Thursday, March 5, from midnight to 9 p.m. Significant accumulation of ice and snow may result in a Level 2 storm, which means that travel could be dangerous and some residential roads may not be clear until later in the week. Because the storm is expected to begin with rain, pre-treating streets with salt brine will not be effective. This type of precipitation often results in power outages. The City urges all residents and businesses to be prepared on an ongoing basis for the possibility that it may not be safe to travel for three or more days, and that power may be out during this period.

    City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
    Calendar of Events

    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
    Mar 7, 2015 Sat 12:30 PMBallyshaners St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Day's events include a fun dog show at 11:00 a.m. at Market Square. A car show on N. Pitt St. and a parade down King Street.
    Mar 12, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Mar 13, 2015 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.
    Mar 15, 2015 Sun 11:00 AMNowruz Festival
    This Persian festival features performances by singers & dancers; food and art work sales and the opportunity to share in the culture.
    Mar 17, 2015 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Scheduled meeting
    Mar 17, 2015 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Regular meeting
    Mar 17, 2015 Tue 7:00 PMCommission for the Arts
    Scheduled meeting
    Mar 19, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMPark and Recreation Commission
    Scheduled meeting
    Apr 8, 2015 Wed 6:30 PMWindmill Hill Park Shoreline Community Meeting
    The City of Alexandria will host a public information meeting to review conceptual design options for the bulkhead replacement and shoreline improvements at Windmill Hill Park, 501 S. Union Street.
    Apr 24, 2015 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.
    Apr 25, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMAlexandria Earth Day
    Program includes children's activities; exhibits by community groups; food sales; tree sales; recycling; Arbor Day tree planting; and a musical performance.
    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 17, 2015 Sun 12:00 PMTake 25
    Outdoor event to provide safety information to parents in honor or National Missing Children's Day. Features community vendors, entertainment, and free child friendly activities.
    May 22, 2015 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.
    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.
    Jul 11, 2015 Sat 7:00 PMUSA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
    Program includes awards presentation, food sales, birthday cake distribution, premier concert and concludes with fireworks barge shoot.
    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.

    Office of Communications
    301 King St., Room 3500
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    703.746.3960
    Fax: 703.838.6343
    E-mail

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday,
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.