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USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
On Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 7 to 10 p.m., celebrate America’s 243rd birthday and Alexandria’s 270th birthday along the Potomac waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake , food vendors and a dazzling fireworks display. As George Washington’s hometown, Alexandria is a patriotic hotspot, filled with tours by bike, boat and foot, historic sites and art galleries, plus independent restaurants and boutiques to explore before heading to the waterfront for the grand celebration. Admission is free. For more information, click here or call the City of Alexandria Special Events Hotline at 703-746-5592.
6:00 p.m. – Performance by DJ Steven Swann
7:30 p.m. – Town crier announces Mayor Justin Wilson; poetry reading by Alexandria Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta; acknowledgements
8:00 p.m. – Distribution of birthday cupcakes by members of City Council
8:30 p.m. – Performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
9:30 p.m. – Grand finale fireworks display, featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with cannon support by the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (“The Old Guard”)