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Alexandria to Hold Annual USA & City Birthday Celebration on July 10

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  • Birthday celebration features performance by Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and fireworks display over the Potomac River on July 10

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The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 261st and the USA’s 234th birthday on Saturday, July 10, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., located at the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton, and Madison Streets. Admission is free. 
 
The celebration includes fun for the entire family, including children’s activities, community exhibits, a performance by the 257th Army Band, and birthday cake. The highlight of the event is a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kim Allen Kluge presenting “Jazz & the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.” Fireworks close out the celebration at dusk. In the event of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 11 at 9:30 p.m.

Oronoco Bay Park has lawn seating, and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food, such as ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, shaved ice and kettle corn will be available for purchase, but everyone is welcome to pack a picnic supper. No grilling is allowed. 
 
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 DASH or Metro buses to the festival. DASH will operate free transportation between the waterfront and the King Street Metro starting at 10:30 p.m. and ending at midnight. For DASH schedule information, call 703.746.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 North Fairfax Street; Tishman Speyer, 44 Canal Center Plaza (at a special $5 fee); and Trammell Crow Company, 601 North Fairfax Street.

For additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.

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 Director, at 703.746.5418 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail cheryl.lawrence@alexandriava.gov.

 

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
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Monday-Friday
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500