The City of Alexandria starts Memorial Day Weekend with an evening of world-class jazz by the waterfront. The Alexandria Jazz Festival is Saturday, May 29 at Oronoco Bay Park. Reservations are required.
May through mid-summer, millions of cicadas will emerge from underground to mate and lay eggs in trees throughout Alexandria. The egg laying will be concentrated on smaller diameter twigs and branches. For most trees, this damage will be unsightly but superficial. The trees will shed their damaged portions and continue growing.
What could be better than enjoying the City Marina on a warm sunny day? Adding a little Art and Nature to your visit! Enjoy live demonstrations led by local artists from the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Nature lover? Staff from the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center will be on hand to discuss environmental topics that directly relate to the City of Alexandria.
Looking for ways to challenge your mind and body while connecting with your community? Virtual programming options are now available! Enjoy free performances, fitness classes, poetry readings, and activities for youth. New programs are being added regularly, so check back often.
All unfenced City of Alexandria parks, trails and fields remain open to the public to provide opportunities for safe, physically distant exercise. When visiting parks, follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
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