The City of Alexandria celebrates its own birthday and the USA’s each year on a Saturday following the 4th of July. The annual event includes children’s activities, a concert performed by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, birthday cake and a fireworks extravaganza. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
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Date and Time
July 12, 2014, 7-10 p.m.
Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., along the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton and Madison Streets.
Available at Simpson Properties Garage, 700 North Fairfax Street; Carr America, 44 Canal Center Plaza; and Trammell Crow Company, 601 North Fairfax Street. Old Town Alexandria is accessible by DASH transit lines AT #2 and #5. Read more about parking in Alexandria
Schedule of Activities
- 7:30 p.m. The Town Crier Announces Mayor William D. Euille, presentation of Park and Recreation Commission's CIVIC Awards
- 8 p.m. Birthday Cake
- 8:30 p.m. Performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
- 9:30 p.m. Fireworks display, featuring the "1812 Overture" with Cannon Support by the United States Marine Corps, Basic Training School, Quantico, VA