City of Alexandria, VA
City of Alexandria to Hold Annual USA & City Birthday Celebration July 11
July 1, 2009
• Event celebrates the United States’ 233rd and the City of Alexandria’s 260th Birthdays
• Visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation
The main event features the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kim Allen Kluge presenting an explosive night of fun and fanfare, featuring “Big Band Sound.” A list of scheduled activities follows:
• 4-7:30 p.m.: Community Exhibitors, children’s activities, and food and beverage sales
Oronoco Bay Park has lawn seating, and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverages are available for purchase, but everyone is welcome to pack a picnic supper. No grilling is allowed during the event. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash. In the event of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 12 at 9:30 p.m.
Visitors to the historic district are encouraged to take the Metrorail Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station in Old Town and take the free King Street Trolley, DASH or Metro Buses to the park. The King Street Trolley will also operate on an extended schedule until midnight for individuals wishing to return to the King Street Metro following the celebration. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit www.dashbus.com. For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit www.wmata.com.
Parking is available at Simpson Properties Garage, 700 N. Fairfax St. (free); Tishman Speyer, 44 Canal Center Plaza ($5); and Trammell Crow Company, 601 N. Fairfax St. (free).
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Lawrence, Special Events Supervisor at 703.838.4844 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.