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Holiday Happenings

AAA: 1.05 Million Washington Area Residents Expected To Travel Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

May 22, 2018

The highest number of holiday travelers hailing from the Washington metro area in the annals of Memorial Day travel forecasting will venture 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming holiday weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting. Travel delays on major roads could be up to three times longer than normal over the holiday week.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Holiday Week Schedule Of Services For Memorial Day, May 28

May 22, 2018

The City of Alexandria announced the holiday week schedule of services for Memorial Day, May 28. The following list includes schedule information for City government, facilities and partner agencies.

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City Of Alexandria Holds Annual Memorial Day Ceremony To Honor 67 Alexandrians KIA/MIA In The Vietnam War

May 18, 2018

The “Friends of Captain Rocky Versace” invite the public to the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28 at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center at 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The event will honor the 67 Alexandrians who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

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Honoring Our Mothers With Poetry

May 4, 2018

Wendi R. Kaplan, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria invites you to a special community poetry reading honoring mothers on Friday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.

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First Friday: Taste Of Cinco de Mayo

May 1, 2018

Plan to bring your family to First Friday: Taste of Cinco de Mayo at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, on Friday, May 4.  The evening will be showcase Mexican music food, music and dance. 

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Margaret O’Meara Of Virginia Crowned The 2018 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen

April 25, 2018

On April 13, Margaret O’Meara from the Commonwealth of Virginia was chosen to serve as the 2018 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen. O’Meara’s coronation was the highlight of the Cherry Blossom Grand Ball, hosted by the National Conference of State Societies at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. 

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Easter Bunny And Sheriff Spread Spring Cheer

April 3, 2018

Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and members of his staff helped the Easter Bunny spread spring cheer on Friday, March 30. The Bunny Brigade visited the Charles Houston Recreation Center and playgrounds at Potomac Yard, Hume Springs and Presidential Greens.

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19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt March 30 – April 1

March 26, 2018

The Lee-Fendall House 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to Alexandria on March 30-April 1. Once again, the museum’s garden will be filled with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs! Other activities include games, crafts, refreshments, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Every participating child will receive an Easter Egg.

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King Street Holiday Lights Schedule

March 26, 2018

Consistent with the start of daylight savings, the annual King Street Holiday Lights display will be suspended on March 31.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Reschedule For March 18

March 8, 2018

The Ballyshaners today announced that the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Town Alexandria has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 18, starting at 1:30 p.m. A revised parade route will be followed for the March 18 event.

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