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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
    Aug 30, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Mike Elosh
    Mike Elosh plays guitar, piano & harmonica to accompany his roots-based music.
    Aug 31, 2015 Mon 8:00 AMWaterfront Commission Governance Committee
    Subcommittee meeting on Waterfront Governance
    Sep 2, 2015 Wed 7:30 PMAlexandria Movies Under the Stars Series
    The City of Alexandria invites you to a screening of the movie: Tangled(PG). Admission is free. There is some bench seating around the fountain area, but suggest you bring chairs as the bench seating will fill quickly. Enjoy an outdoor movie in front of City Hall. Arrive early to choose your seating and feel free to bring a picnic supper. Food trucks ...
    Sep 3, 2015 Thu 6:00 PMFirst Thursday
    First Thursday is an event sposored by the Del Ray Business Association. Businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue have different monthly themes to promote Del Ray as a great place to live, work and shop.
    Sep 6, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Dan Barry
    Dan Barry is a NY native singer/writer living in the DC area in same vein as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews Band.
    Sep 8, 2015 Tue 5:30 PMAd Hoc Waterfront Construction Monitoring Group
    Scheduled meeting
    Sep 10, 2015 Thu 3:30 PMSimpson Park Public Art Task Force
    Scheduled meeting
    Sep 10, 2015 Thu 5:00 PMWaterfront Commission Marina Committee
    Marina Committee meeting
    Sep 10, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Sep 11, 2015 Fri 4:00 PMS P A R K Health and Fitness Festival
    "Make Your Health Happen" gives the Alexandria community members the opportunity to connect with the best health and wellness providers in value, service and skill.
    Sep 11, 2015 Fri 5:30 PMMovie Night @ Four Mile Run - Cool Runnings
    First Annual Family Movie Night at the Conservatory Center on the Plaza. The community participants will enjoy free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and a (PG) movie. Participants may bring their own chairs or blankets for seating.
    Sep 12, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMMusic Festival
    This event will celebrate the many historic and cultural treasures of the region's past while embracing the new and exciting opportunities for the future. There will be live entertainment, local performers, children's interactive games and crafts, food, face painting and various vendors.
    Sep 13, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Janna Audey
    Janna performs a mix of her own material and adaptations of songs by her favorite artists and songwriters. Whether you see Janna by her lonesome for an intimate, storytelling show, as the duo alongside husband and electric guitarist, Rob Santos you'll understand what the Janna-buzz is all about. It's about the music, providing a sense of community, ...
    Sep 15, 2015 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    Sep 17, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
    Public Hearing & Regular monthly meeting
    Sep 19, 2015 Sat 10:00 AM13th 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 20, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series The Scrub Pines
    The Scrub Pines are Andrea and Nelson of Hyattsville, MD, sharing a collection of acoustic ballads and instrumentals, gathered from deep in the woods, along the river and up in the hills. (Americana / Roots / Acoustic)
    Sep 20, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM13th 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 23, 2015 Wed 7:00 PMCommission for the Arts
    Scheduled meeting
    Sep 24, 2015 Thu 5:00 PMWaterfront Commission - Special Meeting
    Special meeting on Robinson Terminal South History Interpretation
    Sep 27, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Lindsay Collette
    Lindsay Collette is a singer/songwriter who plays folk and rock with just raw emotion and who vows "I will never in my lifetime ask myself 'What if?' “
    Oct 3, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMSurvive The 5 5 K
    The Art of Driving will be sponsoring a race to promote educational awareness for teen drivers and parents. It will be held at Cameron Run Waterpark.
    Oct 3, 2015 Sat 10:00 AM20th Annual Art on the Avenue
    An annual event held on Mount Vernon Avenue. There will be art demonstrations, live music, interactive art activities and food vendors.
    Oct 4, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Dan Barry
    Dan Barry is a NY native singer/writer living in the DC area in same vein as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews Band.
    Oct 10, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMCivil War Artillery Day
    Program is weather dependent.
    Oct 11, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Matt Buchanan
    Matt Buchanan plays folk, rock, alternative, and blues, and you may have seen him playing at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub in the past.
    Oct 17, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMFamily Fall Festival
    A family event featuring fall activities such as scarecrow making, pumpkin and face painting, arts and crafts, exhibitors, food vendors, puppet show, pony rides, and performing groups.
    Oct 18, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Mike Elosh
    Mike Elosh plays guitar, piano & harmonica to accompany his roots-based music.
    Oct 24, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMAlexandria International Festival
    The City will partner with various groups to present a festival featuring foods, vendors and entertainment from different countries.
    Oct 25, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Back Alley Blues Boys
    Back Alley Blues Boys is a Metro DC based trio comprised of Art Hildebrand, Shawn Askin and Joe Weber. They play acoustic and electric guitar-driven blues, folk, and roots music, as well as some softer acoustic numbers and rock and roll tunes.
    Nov 1, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series – Emily Henry
    Emily Henry is a Virginia-based acoustic folk-pop singer/songwriter with a lovely voice and lots of original music to please the ears on a Sunday morning.
    Nov 7, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMSoldier-led Tours of Fort Ward
    In honor of Veteran’s Day.
    Nov 8, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - Dan Barry
    Dan Barry is a NY native singer/writer living in the DC area in same vein as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews Band.
    Nov 15, 2015 Sun 10:00 AM4MRStage Concert Series - The Scrub Pines
    The Scrub Pines are Andrea and Nelson of Hyattsville, MD, sharing a collection of acoustic ballads and instrumentals, gathered from deep in the woods, along the river and up in the hills. (Americana / Roots / Acoustic) http://www.reverbnation.com/thescrubpines
    Nov 22, 2015 Sun 8:00 AMCarpenter's Shelter 10k, 5k And Fun Run
    A charity run that will help benefit the Carpenter's Shelter. Will utilize the USAFT certified courses VA-12002 and VA-12062.
    Nov 27, 2015 Fri 6:00 PMTree Lighting Ceremony
    An official City event at which the City tree is lit and a visit by Santa to open the holiday season. Program to include welcome by the Town Crier, the Mayor and other City Officials.
    Dec 4, 2015 Fri 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 6, 2015 Sun 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 6, 2015 Sun 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 11, 2015 Fri 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 12, 2015 Sat 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 12, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMCivil War Christmas in Camp
    Some activities weather dependent.
    Dec 13, 2015 Sun 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 18, 2015 Fri 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 19, 2015 Sat 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 20, 2015 Sun 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 21, 2015 Mon 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 22, 2015 Tue 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...
    Dec 23, 2015 Wed 11:00 AMAlexandria Holiday Market 2015
    Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively European Festival similar to the famous Christmas Markets taking place in Germany or France. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, hot wine, and hot cocoa. ...

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