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
Nov 14, 2018 Wed 7:00 PMACA's Public Hearing on FY 2020 Arts Grants
The City of Alexandria Commission for the Arts will hold a public hearing to receive a recommendation from staff on the FY20 Arts Grant on Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m., at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Following the public hearing, the Commission will continue with its regular monthly meeting.
Nov 15, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
Nov 17, 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 ...
Nov 20, 2018 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
Nov 23, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMTree Lighting Ceremony
Light up the holiday season with Alexandria's annual tree lighting. The event will begin with a welcome by the Town Crier and remarks from Mayor Allison Silberberg, followed by a performance by Santa’s Frosty Follies from the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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.
Jan 11, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring St. Stephen's and St. Agnes 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. Different ...
Jan 25, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring James K. Polk and William Ramsay 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. Different ...
Feb 1, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Ferdinand T. Day and Samuel Tucker 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. ...
Feb 8, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring George Mason and Matthew Maury 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. Different ...
Mar 22, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring Mount Vernon Community 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. Different schools ...
Apr 26, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMFamily Splash Night
Join your friends for Family Splash Night featuring John Adams and Patrick Henry 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. Different ...
Apr 27, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMAlexandria Earth Day
26th 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 Ellen Pickering Award.

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