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
Feb 18, 2018 Sun 10:00 AMRevolutionary War Day
Learn about the army life and fighting tactics of Revolutionary War.
Feb 19, 2018 Mon 1:00 PMGeorge Washington Birthday Parade
The largest parade celebrating the birth of George Washington in the United States marches a one-mile route through the streets of Old Town Alexandria. The starting point is located at the intersection of South Fairfax Street and Gibbon Street.
Feb 23, 2018 Fri 7:00 PMThe Late Shift: Uncovering the Waterfront
Alexandria's past comes to life with help from the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Artists an innovators team up for a night of unearthed secrets, music, and trivia celebrating our region's rich history.
Feb 27, 2018 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
Mar 9, 2018 Fri 7:30 PMFriday Evening Chamber Concert Series
The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia in collaboration with the Office of the Arts offers a Friday Evening Chamber Concert Series at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Treat yourself to some of the best chamber music the region has to offer, at an affordable price, in a convenient location.
Mar 16, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Mount Vernon Elementary School! 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.
Mar 17, 2018 Sat 8:00 AMKing St. Waterfront Park Groundbreaking
City Council Groundbreaking Ceremony for the construction of Interim King Street Waterfront Park and demolition of the former Old Dominion Boat Club.
Apr 6, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring George Mason and Maury 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 27, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily 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 AMAlexandria 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 18, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFamily 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.
Jul 7, 2018 Sat 7:00 PMUSA/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.

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