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
Sep 22, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMMonthly Puppet Shows at Durant Arts Center
The Office of the Arts in collaboration with the National Capital Puppetry Guild, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization, are hosting a series of monthly family-friendly puppet shows at the Durant Arts Center. The puppet show series is designed especially for the very youngest of audiences, so toddlers are welcome. Two shows will be offered 10 ...
Sep 22, 2018 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 ...
Oct 5, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFirst Friday: Family Art Night
It is that time of year again, there will be another memorable and inspiring evening for your family and you. Plan to attend the First Friday: “Family Art Night” sponsored by the Office of the Arts on Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA.
Oct 7, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMBagels and Bach Concert Series
The first “Bagels and Bach” Concert for the Fall is scheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA. You will enjoy classical music, your children will become aware and will learn how to appreciate classical music, and you will be treated to a light brunch. What better way to ...
Oct 15, 2018 Mon 6:30 PMPoetry Workshop: Building Cultural Bridges
Whether you call yourself a poet or an artist or a human, you can write poetry!! Wendi R. Kaplan, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria invites you to join her for a series of Monday writing poetry workshops.
Oct 20, 2018 Sat 10:00 AMFamily Fall Festival
A family favorite event featuring fall activities, arts and crafts, exhibitors, and food vendors.
Oct 20, 2018 Sat 11:00 AMPuppet MakerFEST 2018
The National Capital Puppetry Guild in collaboration with The Office of the Arts, will present Puppet MakerFEST 2018, on Saturday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. Master puppeteers will hold puppet-making workshops and host puppet shows throughout the day.
Nov 5, 2018 Mon 6:30 PMPoetry Workshop: Building Cultural Bridges
Whether you call yourself a poet or an artist or a human, you can write poetry!! Wendi R. Kaplan, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria invites you to join her for a series of Monday writing poetry workshop.
Nov 23, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMTree Lighting Ceremony
An official City event at which the City tree is lit, program includes welcome by the Town Crier, the Mayor and other City Officials, a visit by Santa and holiday performances for residents and visitors to open the holiday season.
Dec 3, 2018 Mon 6:30 PMPoetry Workshop: Building Cultural Bridges
Whether you call yourself a poet or an artist or a human, you can write poetry!! Wendi R. Kaplan, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria invites you to join her for a series of Monday writing poetry workshops.

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