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.
|Oct 1, 2017||Sun||11:00 AM||“Bagels and Bach” Concert|
Family-Friendly concert featuring musicians from the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia.
|Oct 4, 2017||Wed||6:00 PM||Garden Series: Extending Your Growing Season|
Garden Series: Extending Your Growing Season Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6-8 p.m. Chinquapin Recreation Center - 3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA In this hands-on class we will build our own season extension structure outdoors, then return to the classroom for a lively discussion about various season extension techniques. Free. No Registration ...
|Oct 6, 2017||Fri||6:00 PM||First Friday: "Family Art Night"|
Are you looking for a memorable and inspiring evening with your family? Plan to attend the First Friday: “Family Art Night” sponsored by the Office of the Arts on Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA.
|Oct 11, 2017||Wed||6:30 PM||3550 Commonwealth Ave & Dale St Garden Workshop|
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities PARKnership program will hold a community workshop with Rebuilding Together Alexandria to discuss improving the neighborhood parks in Hume Springs and Lynhaven.
|Oct 14, 2017||Sat||9:00 AM||Safe Assured ID for Children|
We will provide families with the most comprehensive Child ID or Senior ID kit in the country: a mini-CD, a photo data card, and a Safety Guidebook.
|Oct 17, 2017||Tue||7:30 AM||Waterfront Commission Meeting|
Regular Monthly Meeting
|Oct 21, 2017||Sat||12:00 PM||Alexandria International Festival|
This is a family oriented festival and the event features the entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and exhibitors of a variety of countries and favorite fall activities such as scarecrow making and pumpkin painting. Food and vendor sales.
|Oct 21, 2017||Sat||12:00 PM||22nd Annual Art Safari|
Visitors can get their hands (and clothes) a little dirty with a bevy of interactive activities and crafts at Art Safari, an Alexandria family tradition for 22 years.
|Nov 24, 2017||Fri||6:00 PM||Tree Lighting Ceremony|
An official City event at which the City tree is lit, program includes welcome by the Town Crier, the Mayor and other City Officials, a visit by Santa and holiday performances for residents and visitors to open the holiday season.