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275th Alexandria Birthday Celebration

Title:275th Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Date & Time:Sat Jul 13, 2024 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St. (Map This)
Oronoco Bay Park
Event Details:The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 275th and the USA’s 248th birthday on Saturday, July 13, at Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.). The event includes live music and ends with the Grand Finale -- a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Scheduled activities for the celebration include the following:
• 6 p.m. - Opening Musical Act
• 7:30 p.m. - Town crier announces Mayor Justin Wilson; poetry reading by Alexandria Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam; acknowledgments.
• 8 p.m. - Distribution of birthday cupcakes by members of the City Council
• 8:30 p.m. - Live Music
• 9:30 p.m. - Grand finale fireworks display

Vantage points:
• Canal Center Plaza (Center Canal Plaza)
• Rivergate Park (2 Montgomery St.)
• Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.)
• Founders Park (351 North Union St.)
• Waterfront Park (1A Prince St.)
• Point Lumley Park, (1 Duke St.)
• Windmill Hill Park(501 South Union St.)
• Fords Landing boardwalk (99 Franklin St.)
• Jones Point Park (Jones Point Drive)
• George Washington Masonic Memorial (101 Callahan Drive)

Food Truck vendors will be available for the public along Pendleton Street.

Oronoco Bay Park has lawn seating, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Food vendors will be on-site with a selection of hot food and cool treats. Grilling, smoking, tents, and large or staked umbrellas are not permitted. If groups or families are separated, an area for lost persons will be located at the City stage. Please leave pets at home and be mindful of your neighbors by refraining from smoking at this event.

Visitors are encouraged to bike, walk, or take alternative public transportation. For a list of garages and parking lots in the Old Town historic district, visit Where to Park in Old Town. Handicapped-accessible parking will be available on the 500 block of N. Fairfax St.

In case of inclement weather, the full event will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 14 at 6 p.m.

Visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation for more information or call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact the Office of Communications & Public Information at newsroom@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3969.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact arts@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5590, Virginia Relay 711.
Links:
Fees:Free
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:ALX275, Arts, City Council, City Council Calendar, Community Outreach, Exercise, Family, Nature, Parks, Recreation, Recreation Centers, Schools, Sports, Summer Fun for Kids, Teens, Toddlers, Youth


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