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
May 27, 2019 Mon 11:00 AMMemorial Day Ceremony
The City of Alexandria and “Friends of Rocky Versace” host the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Ceremony will include singing of the National Anthem, the recitation of the names of Alexandria’s 68 Vietnam War Fallen Heroes, a historical background regarding the establishment of the ...
May 27, 2019 Mon 1:00 PM42nd Alexandria Jazz Festival
42nd Annual Alexandria Jazz Festival featuring the U.S. Army Blues, VERONNEAU, Dave Kline Band, and Good Shot Judy. Food and beverage sales will be available and picnic baskets are welcome.
Jun 1, 2019 Sat 8:00 AMFactory Flow Harmonizing Yoga and Sound
On the first Saturday of every month, find inner peace and creativity with this early-morning series. Start the day focused on art, health, and imagination. Sessions feature sound artists, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and more.
Jun 2, 2019 Sun 10:00 AMBagels and Bach Concert
You are invited to attend the Alexandria’s Office of the Arts Sunday, June 2 “Bagels and Bach” Concert scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA. 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 ...
Jun 3, 2019 Mon 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
Jun 5, 2019 Wed 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
Jun 6, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMALX Pride 2019
Kick off the start of Capital Pride with a special mingle in Alexandria.
Jun 7, 2019 Fri 6:00 PMFirst Friday: Family Art Night
Are you looking for a memorable and inspiring evening for your family and you? With Father’s Day right around the corner, plan to create the perfect gift by attending Alexandria’s Office of the Arts First Friday: “Family Art Night” on Friday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA.
Jun 8, 2019 Sat 9:00 AMAnnual Waterfront Walk
Annual Walk Starting at Oronoco Bay Park at Pendleton St.
Jun 8, 2019 Sat 6:30 PMMovie Night in the Park
Celebrate summer with free family fun! Enjoy family swim in Chinquapin's Rixse Pool 6:30-8:30 p.m., then head outside for a free outdoor showing of 'Paddington 2' at 9 p.m. Bring swimsuits, towels, snacks, beverages, lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray...and enjoy the show! Special thanks to our partners, Chinquapin Advisory Council and The Goodhart ...
Jun 10, 2019 Mon 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
Jun 12, 2019 Wed 6:00 PMCommunity Days Cookout
Join us for a FREE cookout. Register for City of Alexandria Summer Power-On and Power-Up programs. Learn about City services and programs for youth and families. Receive information about Safe Place and Anti-Bullying programs.
Jun 15, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMMonthly Puppet Shows at the Durant Arts Center
Alexandria’s Office of the Arts hosts monthly puppet shows that are fun for the very young and the young at heart. Performances are on select Saturdays and take place at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron St.
Jun 18, 2019 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
Jun 20, 2019 Thu 7:00 PMPark and Recreation Commission
Regular monthly meeting
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. ...
Jul 20, 2019 Sat 10:00 AMMonthly Puppet Shows at the Durant Arts Center
Alexandria’s Office of the Arts hosts monthly puppet shows that are fun for the very young and the young at heart. Performances are on select Saturdays and take place at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron St.
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, ...

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