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Alexandria Waterfront Festival 2010


Alexandria Waterfront Festival 2010

Gazela Primeiro

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The Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross sponsors the Alexandria Waterfront Festival each June at Oronoco Bay State Park in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The event includes historic tall ship tours, live entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks, arts & crafts exhibits,a children’s sea hunt adventure and more. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. The Alexandria Waterfront Festival is set on the Potomac River with a nice view and plenty of places to stroll along the waterfront.

Dates: Canceled for 2010. Contact Dana Brunson with questions at brunsond@usa.redcross.org

Visiting the Tall Ships
The highlight of the Alexandria Waterfront Festival is visiting the Gazela Primeiro, a historic ship that will be docked and offer tours at Robinson's Pier. The Gazela Primeiro was built in 1883 in the shipyard of J. M. Mendes in Setubal, Portugal to carry fishermen to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.

Festival Location
Oronoco Bay Park, at the northern end of Union Street along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. See a map of Alexandria

Parking is limited in the area. Free shuttles will run between the Eisenhower Avenue and King Street Metro stations.

Festival Hours
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

$15 per adult; one child is free with an adult, $5 for children 2-12 years old; and children under 2 are free.

A Food Court is set up on Pendleton Street offering a variety of food including barbecue, seafood, smoothies and old fashioned sodas. Snacks will also be on sale throughout the park.

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