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.
|Apr 27, 2018||Fri||6:00 PM||Family Splash Night |
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Patrick Henry and John Adams Elementary Schools! Enjoy swimming for all ages, music, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments are offered for youth and adults. On site class registration available. Light refreshments will be served.
|Apr 28, 2018||Sat||10:00 AM||Alexandria Earth Day|
25th Annual Alexandria Earth Day Celebration, held at the Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, adjacent to George Washington Middle School. Program includes children's activities; exhibits by community groups; food sales; Arbor Day tree planting, and a musical performance.
|May 4, 2018||Fri||6:00 PM||First Friday: “Taste of Cinco de Mayo” |
Plan to bring your family to First Friday: “Taste of Cinco de Mayo” at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. on Friday, May 4. The evening will be showcase Mexican music food, music and dance. Mexican culinary delights start your evening sponsored by local restaurants. Food sponsors to date are El Tipico, El Paso, Los Tios Grill, Los Toltecos, ...
|May 5, 2018||Sat||10:00 AM||RecFest|
Don't miss the opportunity to test out programs before signing up. This family-friendly event offers class demonstrations, instructor Q&A and information about new and upcoming programs. If this outdoor event is rained out, it will be held and Samuel Tucker Elementary School.
|May 15, 2018||Tue||7:30 AM||Waterfront Commission Meeting|
Regular Monthly Meeting
|May 17, 2018||Thu||7:00 PM||Park and Recreation Commission|
Regular monthly meeting
|May 18, 2018||Fri||6:00 PM||Family Splash Night |
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Lyles Crouch and Cora Kelly Elementary Schools! Enjoy swimming for all ages, music, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments are offered for youth and adults. On site class registration available. Light refreshments will be served.
|May 24, 2018||Thu||6:00 PM||Warwick Poll Dedication & Community Open House|
City Council dedication of the renovated pool and community open house.
|May 28, 2018||Mon||1:00 PM||41st Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival|
41st Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival featuring a variety of Jazz Performers, including the U. S. Navy Band Commodores with Big Band sound as the opening performance followed by Encantada featuring Julie Mack, with Brazilian Jazz; Project Natale, with Infused Jazz; The Rick Whitehead Trio, with contemporary jazz and ending with The Village Jazz Band, ...
|Jul 7, 2018||Sat||7:00 PM||USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration|
Event to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the USA and the 269th birthday of the City of Alexandria, featuring entertainment, cannon salute during the 1812 Overture, food and beverage sales, and grand Finale fireworks at 9:30. Come celebrate at the biggest party in the City! NOTE: Event Times may change.