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Alexandria Event Calendar

March 5th

The 35th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, 12:30 pm

Old Town Alexandria

The units will step off down the Parade Route at 12:30, with other preliminary events happening earlier in the morning. Meet the 2016 Grand Marshal, John Renner!



17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lee-Fendall House


Egg hunts begin at Friday, 3 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.


Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

614 Oronoco St.


$12 kids (10 and under); $5 adults, FREE for Friends of Lee-Fendall House


To celebrate Easter, the Lee-Fendall House Museum’s gardens will be filled with hundreds of colorful, toy-filled Easter eggs, in addition to activities like crafts, snacks and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Open to children ages 10 and under and their families. Tickets available online.


31st – April 17th


Water Taxi to National Mall: Cherry Blossom Festival Service


Departing at 11:10 a.m., 1:35 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.

Cameron & Union Streets

Adults: $28 round-trip, $14 one-way. Children under 12: $16 round-trip, $8 one-way


During Cherry Blossom season, the Potomac Riverboat Company offers a 30-minute direct water taxi between Old Town Alexandria and the National Mall in Washington, DC, every day of the week. The boat docks at Ohio & West Basin Drive SW, just steps from the Tidal Basin, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and a Capital BikeShare station. The water taxi to the National Mall runs through the fall on a varying schedule.


April 2nd, 3rd and May 7th


Concerts with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center

4915 E. Campus Lane



Performance Times:

2nd at 8 p.m.

3rd at 3 p.m.

May 7th at 8 p.m.


Youth (18 and under) $5, Student (with ID) $10, Adults $20-$80


The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will feature two spring concerts this year. Lushness & Lyricalpairs James Newton Howard’s score to Peter Pan with three Romantic masterpieces: excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Smetana’s “The Moldau” from Má vlast and Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, continuing the season-long theme of “Symphony & Cinema.” Known as “America’s violinist,” Grammy-nominated performer Jenny Oaks Baker will perform Scottish Fantasy. The orchestra is led by Maestro Kim Allen Kluge, who is honored as a 2016 Alexandria Living Legend.

The Transformative, a one-night-only performance, featuring the music of American composers and highlighting the many musical styles that form the country’s rich and diverse cultural tapestry. Hans Zimmer’s music from The Dark Knight is juxtaposed with Gershwin’s American in Paris and Copland’s Rodeo. The finale also features the world premiere of The American Concerto for Piano & Orchestra by Maestro Kim Allen Kluge and Kathryn Vassar Kluge. Maestro Kluge, in his final season with the Alexandria Symphony, will be honored as ASO’s first Maestro Emeritus at the performance.


Beginning Opening Day – April 7th


Baseball Boat to Nationals Park

Times vary upon Nationals schedule

Departs from the Alexandria Marina

1 Cameron St.


One-way $20, Round-trip $25 Monday-Thursday; Round-trip $28 Friday-Sunday


The Potomac Riverboat Company offers baseball enthusiasts the chance to avoid the crowds and take a leisurely cruise from Old Town Alexandria to Nationals Park along the scenic Potomac River. Online-ticket purchases include free parking. Boats returning to Alexandria depart 20 minutes after final pitch. Boat operates for 80% of Nationals games – check website for specific available dates.


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