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 For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit Parking is also available in one of the convenient parking garages or lots.

Bicyclists may visit 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
Mar 19, 2019 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
Mar 21, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
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 6, 2019 Sat 9:30 AMWriter’s Workshop for Adults-Author Sheila Moses
Popular Simon and Schuster author Sheila Moses will conduct a workshop for those interested in writing for the young adult market. You will learn how to tell a good story, what a publisher looks for in a new author and how to make your story ideas a reality. This workshop is limited to 20 people. A light breakfast and snacks will be provided.
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.
May 2, 2019 Thu 12:00 PMDays of Remembrance Ceremony
32nd Annual Commemoration Ceremony by the City of Alexandria, of Days of Remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. Guest speaker is Edna Friedberg, Historian, with the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education.
May 27, 2019 Mon 1:00 PM42nd Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival
42nd Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival featuring a variety of Jazz Performers. Schedule TBA. Food and beverage sales.
Jul 13, 2019 Sat 7:00 PMUSA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Event to celebrate the 243rd birthday of the USA and the 270th 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! Out of safety and courtesy, leave your tents, umbrellas and grills at home. ...
Oct 1, 2019 Tue 7:30 PM2019 Beautification Commission Awards Ceremony
The 2019 Alexandria Beautification Awards ceremony will recognize residents, organizations, and businesses and community groups for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of the City of Alexandria. Awards will be presented in six categories: Excellence in Architecture, Residential Beautification, Commercial Beautification, Community Beautification, ...