Alexandria, VA – Happy birthday, Alexandria! The Port City looks great for its age and celebrated its 270th birthday on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Thousands attended the occasion with lawn chairs and blankets at Oronoco Bay Park as local elected officials handed out cupcakes, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra played show tunes, and the icing on the cake of this annual community tradition was a glittering fireworks show over the Potomac River.
Town Crier Benjamin Fiore-Walker capped things off by introducing the audience to Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson, who was followed by Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta.
The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra was thrilling during the grand finale, and played the 1812 Overture with cannon support by the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment.