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
Jul 20, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMMonthly Puppet Shows at the Durant Arts Center
Alexandria’s Office of the Arts hosts monthly puppet shows that are fun for the very young and the young at heart. Performances are on select Saturdays and take place at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron St.
Jul 20, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMTons of Trucks
Children of all ages will have the unique opportunity to explore their favorite vehicles and meet the people who protect, build and serve our City. Get behind the wheel of more than 20 different vehicles from 7 City departments, including a fire engine, front end loader, dump truck, bucket truck, trash truck, sewer truck, vacuum truck, buses and more. ...
Jul 20, 2019 Sat
Postponed: Mirror Mirror Free Performance
Due to the heat advisory, this event is postponed to Sunday, July 28 @ 8 pm.
Jul 21, 2019 Sun
Postponed: Mirror Mirror Free Performance
Due to the heat advisory, this event is postponed to August.
Jul 24, 2019 Wed 6:30 PMBeautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Awards Committee Meeting
Aug 3, 2019 Sat 9:30 AMWriter’s Workshop for Adults
On August 3, Alexandria author Sheila Moses leads a workshop for writers interested in the young-adult genre. She will provide tips on telling a good story and insight into working with a publisher to bring the story to market.
Aug 8, 2019 Thu 7:00 PM257th Army Band Market Square Concert
Performance by Capital Sound, featuring pop and big band music, and Brigadier Brass both part of the 257th Army Band Concert Band, "The Band of the Nation's Capital". Feel free to bring a picnic supper and folding chairs or sit around the fountain seating and enjoy one of the military's finest.
Aug 8, 2019 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Aug 9, 2019 Fri 9:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation comes to life with celebrated composer David Schulman performing original compositions with a host of accompanists this season.
Aug 10, 2019 Sat 9:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation comes to life with celebrated composer David Schulman performing original compositions with a host of accompanists this season.
Aug 17, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMMonthly Puppet Shows at the Durant Center
Alexandria’s Office of the Arts hosts monthly puppet shows that are fun for the very young and the young at heart. Performances are on select Saturdays and take place at 10 am and 11:15 am at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron St.
Aug 21, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMABC - Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Aug 22, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMABC - Vacant Lot Committee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Vacant Lot Committee
Aug 28, 2019 Wed 6:30 PMBeautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Awards Committee Meeting
Sep 6, 2019 Fri 8:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation shines with light and color during a live performance series with Orange Grove Dance.
Sep 7, 2019 Sat 6:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation shines with light and color during a live performance series with Orange Grove Dance.
Sep 7, 2019 Sat 8:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation shines with light and color during a live performance series with Orange Grove Dance.
Sep 12, 2019 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Sep 13, 2019 Fri 8:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation shines with light and color during a live performance series with Orange Grove Dance.
Sep 14, 2019 Sat 6:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation shines with light and color during a live performance series with Orange Grove Dance.
Sep 14, 2019 Sat 8:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation shines with light and color during a live performance series with Orange Grove Dance.
Sep 18, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMABC - Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Sep 20, 2019 Fri 4:00 PMItty Bitty Doggie Dive
Celebrate the end of the Summer at Alexandria's only swim for small dogs 25lbs. or less. This event is sponsored by Your Dog's Best Friends, providing your dog's free swim in the pool, interactive activities, educational opportunities, and demonstrations. Tickets are required. Note: Please bring your own doggie dish for water. Dog handlers must be ...
Sep 21, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMBig Dog Day Swim
Celebrate the end of the Summer at Alexandria's Big Dog Day Swim sponsored by Your Dog's Best Friends. All dogs enjoy free swim in the pool, interactive activities, educational opportunities, and demonstrations. Tickets are required. Note: Please bring your own doggie dish for water. Dog handlers must be 16 or older. All dogs should wear current ...
Sep 25, 2019 Wed 6:30 PMBeautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Awards Committee Meeting
Sep 26, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMABC - Vacant Lot Committee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Vacant Lot Committee
Oct 1, 2019 Tue 7:30 PM2019 Beautification Commission Awards Ceremony
The 2019 Alexandria Beautification Awards ceremony will recognize residents, organizations, and businesses and community groups for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of the City of Alexandria. Awards will be presented in six categories: Excellence in Architecture, Residential Beautification, Commercial Beautification, Community Beautification, ...
Oct 5, 2019 Sat 8:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation comes to life with celebrated composer David Schulman performing original compositions with a host of accompanists this season.
Oct 6, 2019 Sun 8:00 PMMirror Mirror Free Performance at Waterfront Park
The sound-activated Mirror Mirror installation comes to life with celebrated composer David Schulman performing original compositions with a host of accompanists this season.
Oct 10, 2019 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Oct 16, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMABC - Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Oct 23, 2019 Wed 6:30 PMBeautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Awards Committee Meeting
Oct 24, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMABC - Vacant Lot Committee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Vacant Lot Committee
Nov 7, 2019 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Nov 20, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMABC - Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Nov 27, 2019 Wed 6:30 PMBeautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Awards Committee Meeting
Nov 28, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMABC - Vacant Lot Committee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Vacant Lot Committee
Dec 12, 2019 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Dec 18, 2019 Wed 7:00 PMABC - Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Outreach Committee Subcommittee
Dec 26, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMABC - Vacant Lot Committee
Alexandria Beautification Commission Vacant Lot Committee
Jan 9, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Feb 13, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Mar 12, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Apr 9, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
May 14, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Jun 11, 2020 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission Meeting
Alexandria Beautification Commission Meeting

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