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.
|Mar 19, 2019||Tue||7:30 AM||Waterfront Commission Meeting|
Regular Monthly Meeting
|Mar 21, 2019||Thu||7:00 PM||Park and Recreation Commission|
Regular monthly meeting
|Mar 22, 2019||Fri||6:00 PM||Family 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 AM||Writer’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 AM||Alexandria 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 PM||Days 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 PM||42nd 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 PM||USA/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 PM||2019 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, ...