June 4, 2008
City of Alexandria Holds Eighth Annual Arlandria-Chirilagua Festival
June 8 Festival Celebrates Latin Music, Food, and Culture
The City’s Annual Arlandria-Chirilagua Festival is scheduled for Sunday, June 8, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Village Shopping Center, in the 3700 to 3800 blocks of Mt. Vernon Avenue. Admission is free, and the festival will be held rain or shine.
Entertainment will include a variety of dance performances and musical groups. The festival will also feature children’s activities, a community service and health fair, and displays showcasing traditional arts and crafts from South America, Bolivia, Peru, and Central America. Enchiladas, tacos, empanadas, nuegados, tamales, popusas, and other food and beverages will be available for purchase.
The Mt. Vernon Village Shopping Center is served by DASH and Metrobus. 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.
The Arlandria-Chirilagua Festival is cosponsored by the City’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and the Tenants’ and Workers’ United Committee.
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 Maureen Sturgill, Special Events, of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.838.4844 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail email@example.com.
For additional information, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686.