City of Alexandria Hosts RecFest: An Explosion of Fun for All Ages

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City of Alexandria Hosts RecFest: An Explosion of Fun for All Ages

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2018

The City of Alexandria will host “RecFest” on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Armistead L. Boothe Park (520 Cameron Station Blvd.). RecFest is a day of fun for the whole family, with activities representing the City’s aquatics, exercise and fitness, sports, enrichment, creative and performing arts, environmental education, out-of-school time, and summer camp programs.

Attendees can enjoy free demos and clinics, opportunities to meet instructors and staff, and a chance to register for programs and camps on-site. The event will also feature a live performance by “Rainbow Rock Band,” who will perform interactive pop rock children’s songs where kids can play instruments along with the band. Other free activities include kite making and flying, face painting, a moon bounce, balloon art, live animal demonstrations, and hands-on art projects with the City’s Mobile Art Lab. Participate in the RecFest “Passport to Fun” to win a prize, and be one of the first 25 people to register for a summer camp and receive a gift. Food trucks will offer food for sale on-site. Admission and all activities are free.

For more information, visit In case of inclement weather, the event will take place indoors at Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School (435 Ferdinand Day Drive).

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959. 

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email or call 703.746.5422, Virginia Relay 711.

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