Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Saturday, December 20  •  33°Fair Air Quality: Green
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 41° Low 31°
CloudyAir Quality: Green
Sun: High 46° Low 30°
SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Mon: High 45° Low 39°
PM ShowersAir Quality: Green
Tue: High 52° Low 49°
ShowersAir Quality: Green
Wed: High 63° Low 40°
RainAir Quality: Green
Alert

On Saturday, December 20, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Lee Center complex, at 1108 Jefferson St., will be closed due to building system upgrades.

Read More...
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Recreation
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Jul 6, 2012 4:38 PM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2012

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual USA & City Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 7 (UPDATED - July 6)

News Highlights

  • Birthday celebration features community exhibits, birthday cake, performance by Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and fireworks display over the Potomac River on July 7

More Information

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 263rd and the USA’s 236th birthday on Saturday, July 7, from 7:30 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 musical entertainment, community exhibits, and birthday cake. The highlight of the evening is a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kim Allen Kluge presenting an explosive night of fun and fanfare featuring “Stardust on the Potomac.”

Fireworks close out the celebration featuring Tchaikovsky's “1812 Overture” with cannon support by the United States Marine Corps, Basic Training School, Quantico, VA at 9:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 8 at 9:30 p.m.

Oronoco Bay Park has lawn seating, and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Ice cream, shaved ice and kettle corn will be available for purchase, but everyone is welcome to pack a picnic supper. No grilling 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 King Street Trolley to the unit block of King St., a short walk to Oronoco Bay Park. The King Street Trolley will operate until midnight for individuals wishing to return to the King Street Metro following the celebration.

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 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 at 703.746.5419 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail cheryl.lawrence@alexandriava.gov.

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
E-Mail

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500