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    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
    Apr 21, 2015 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Scheduled meeting
    Apr 23, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMPark and Recreation Commission
    Second scheduled meeting of the month Location to be determined
    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 8:00 AMY M C A Activate Alexandria 5k Run/walk
    5K Run/Walk fundraiser for YMCA Alexandria Prevention of Childhood Obesity
    Apr 25, 2015 Sat 8:30 AMStrides toward Success
    Project Discovery hosts it's 18th Annual Walkathon fund-raiser where participants will run/walk around the park totaling 3k. Project Discovery staff will have tables set up for participants to pay/register and distribute refreshments.
    Apr 25, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMAlexandria Earth Day
    Program includes children's activities; exhibits by community groups; food 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.
    Apr 26, 2015 Sun 10:00 AMMoroccan Artisans Festival
    Celebration of Moroccan culture with a multi-day festival featuring vendor sales, food, music and entertainment.
    Apr 27, 2015 Mon 10:00 AMMoroccan Artisans Festival
    Celebration of Moroccan culture with a multi-day festival featuring vendor sales, food, music and entertainment.
    Apr 27, 2015 Mon 12:00 PMMoroccan Artisans Festival Opening Ceremony
    Celebration of Moroccan culture with a multi-day festival featuring vendor sales, food, music and entertainment.
    Apr 28, 2015 Tue 10:00 AMMoroccan Artisans Festival
    Celebration of Moroccan culture with a multi-day festival featuring vendor sales, food, music and entertainment.
    Apr 28, 2015 Tue 7:00 PMFood Vendor/Event Coordinator Training
    Potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate events in the City of Alexandria can learn about the City’s permitting application process, and the special requirements of both the Alexandria Health Department and Code Enforcement.This training is suggested for all groups and persons who coordinate or sponsor events in the City of Alexandria ...
    Apr 29, 2015 Wed 10:00 AMMoroccan Artisans Festival
    Celebration of Moroccan culture with a multi-day festival featuring vendor sales, food, music and entertainment.
    Apr 29, 2015 Wed 10:00 AMRobust Walkathon
    Style of exercise that combines aerobic walking with calisthenics for strength and flexibility. This event will also raise funds for the Successful Aging Committee. Participants will alternate walking with exercise stations on the walking trail around the lake.
    Apr 30, 2015 Thu 7:30 AMA R H A/kaboom! Playground Build
    ARHA will be building a new playground through a grant awarded from KaBoom and Fannie Mae. This playground will replace the playground at Princess Square(formerly Jefferson Village 1400 Princess Street.)
    May 1, 2015 Fri 6:00 PMTaste of Cinco de Mayo
    Enjoy an evening that will give you a “Taste of Cinco de Mayo” with food, music and dance.
    May 3, 2015 Sun 7:00 AM2015 Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals
    1.5 mile walk for people and their companion animals to raise awareness and funds for the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter and the activities of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
    May 3, 2015 Sun 1:30 PMStepalive! Walkathon
    A 5K or 5 mile fun run from First Christian Church through Old Town and back.
    May 4, 2015 Mon 12:15 PMSchool Lunch Bunch Concerts
    Concert featuring Browne Academy Advanced Guitar Ensemble.
    May 5, 2015 Tue 11:00 AMU S P T O Community Day 2015
    USPTO hosts it's annual community day celebration to celebrate diversity and similarities of USPTO employees. This event will be held at the USPTO Headquarters.
    May 5, 2015 Tue 12:15 PMSchool Lunch Bunch Concerts
    Concert by James K. Polk Elementary Third Grade Recorder Ensemble.
    May 6, 2015 Wed 12:15 PMSchool Lunch Bunch Concerts
    Concert by Our Lady of Good Counsel School Choir of Vienna, VA.
    May 9, 2015 Sat 3:00 PMBarrett Bazaar
    PTA sponsored carnival with children's games and activities; food sales; music and pony rides.
    May 11, 2015 Mon 12:15 PMSchool Lunch Bunch Concerts
    Concert featuring Alexandria Country Day School Concert Band.
    May 14, 2015 Thu 5:00 PMWaterfront Commission Marina Committee
    Marina Committee meeting
    May 14, 2015 Thu 7:30 PMAlexandria Beautification Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    May 15, 2015 Fri 5:30 AMBike To Work Day 2015
    Regional celebration for bike commuters where participants bicycle in, enjoy music,food,gifts and there will be various vendors who will offer information.
    May 15, 2015 Fri 12:30 PMSpring for Alexandria
    In partnership with the City of Alexandria, Spring for Alexandria 2015 is Volunteer Alexandria's Community Service Day. Hundreds of volunteers will perform community service at nonprofit and city agencies throughout the city.
    May 16, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMRelay For Life of Alexandria
    A community event to walk and raise funds for cancer research. This event also honors survivors of this disease. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
    May 17, 2015 Sun 10:30 AMSt. Mary's Spring Fling 2015
    St. Mary's School will host this end-of-year festival for the community. It will include fun events for kids such as carnival rides,games,crafts,entertainment,book sale, bake sale and food. The school is located at 400 Green St. Alexandria Virginia 22314.
    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 17, 2015 Sun 12:00 PMMattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival
    This is a fundraiser to raise awareness for childhood cancer. This will be the 6th annual walk and family festival to be held on the upper school campus of St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School. Located at 1000 St. Stephen's Road.
    May 19, 2015 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission
    Scheduled meeting
    May 19, 2015 Tue 7:00 PMFood Vendor/Event Coordinator Training
    Potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate events in the City of Alexandria can learn about the City’s permitting application process, and the special requirements of both the Alexandria Health Department and Code Enforcement.This training is suggested for all groups and persons who coordinate or sponsor events in the City of Alexandria ...
    May 21, 2015 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
    Regular monthly meeting
    May 22, 2015 Fri 3:00 PMNational EMS Memorial Bike Ride
    The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride is an annual event that honors EMS providers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The ride will end at Oronoco Bay Park.
    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 24, 2015 Sun 6:00 AMAlexandria Running & Family Festival
    Half Marathon and 5K race and family festival featuring music, beer garden, inflatable amusements, food and booths.
    May 25, 2015 Mon 1:00 PM38th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival
    Program will include entertainment by various bands and begin with a performance by The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, from the U. S. Army Band "Pershing's Own". There will also be food and beverage sales.
    May 30, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMCroquet Day
    A croquet tournament will be played on multiple concurrent fields at Joseph Hensley Park. Food and activities will be organized for team members, families, and spectators.
    Jun 5, 2015 Fri 11:00 AMWest End Food Truck Rodeo
    Held in the Southern Towers Parking lot on Seminary Road. Features multiple food trucks, vendors, music, face painting and children's activities.
    Jun 6, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMVirginia Foodshed Festival
    This festival will showcase the best of the Mid-Atlantic region's craft food and beverage. There will be ticketed tastings and education on local food.In addition to food there will be entertainment and games for children of all ages.
    Jun 6, 2015 Sat 2:30 PMD-Day Commemoration
    This event is a celebration of the heroism and sacrifices of our invasion forces in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. There will be re-enactors, and a commemoration ceremony including the Old Guard and the West Point Glee Club.
    Jun 10, 2015 Wed 11:00 AML'hermione Voyage 2015
    Tour the L'Hermione
    Jun 11, 2015 Thu 9:00 AML'hermione Voyage 2015
    Tour the L'Hermione
    Jun 12, 2015 Fri 9:00 AML'hermione Voyage 2015
    Tour the L'Hermione
    Jun 16, 2015 Tue 7:00 PMFood Vendor/Event Coordinator Training
    Potential food and beverage vendors and those who coordinate events in the City of Alexandria can learn about the City’s permitting application process, and the special requirements of both the Alexandria Health Department and Code Enforcement.This training is suggested for all groups and persons who coordinate or sponsor events in the City of Alexandria ...
    Jun 20, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMBeat the Heat Racquetball Tournament
    Ages 18 & up. Join in the fun with this double elimination tournament for singles and doubles, divided by age groups: Men and/or Women 18–34, 35–50, 51–65 and 66 & over. Tournament will be played Saturday and/or Sunday. To participate, register for activity #423210.
    Jun 27, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMCivil War Kids Drill Day
    Program is weather dependent.
    Jun 27, 2015 Sat 12:00 PMAlexandria's Food & Wine Festival
    The festival is a community-based event featuring tastes of local foods and wine, as well as artisans, a Children’s Corner, and live entertainment. The event transforms Oronoco Bay Park into a lively festival.
    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.
    Jul 17, 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.
    Jul 18, 2015 Sat 10:00 AMTons of Trucks
    Children of all ages will have the unique opportunity to explore their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel and meet the people who protect, build and serve our City. Event is rain or shine.
    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.
    Aug 29, 2015 Sat 9:00 AMOld Town Open Streets Event
    An event to reclaim streets and create accessible, open, and interactive spaces for pedestrians and cyclists. Event takes place at King St from Royal to Union, Union St. from Prince to Queen. Features food, entertainment, activities and vendors.
    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 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.
    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 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.
    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.

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    Alexandria, VA 22314
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