Alexandria Celebrates Its 271st Birthday

Alexandria, VA – Don’t miss it as Alexandria Celebrates it’s 271st Birthday on July 11 – 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
King Street corridor, City of Alexandria. Photo by Evan Michio

The City of Alexandria invites the community to celebrate Alexandria’s 271st and the USA’s 244th birthday in the safety and comfort of home, with virtual performances and a community singalong.

“This year, we’ll miss the fireworks and birthday cake, but we can still celebrate our community together while staying safe,” said Mayor Justin Wilson. “I invite everyone, especially those who haven’t experienced this event in the past, to join us as we celebrate our city and our nation.”

To comply with Virginia’s Safer at Home Phase Three guidelines, this year’s celebration will take place online with virtual performances, including a citywide sing-along. Enjoy music from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and the Navy Commodores, and a stirring poem written for the occasion by Alexandria Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta. Everyone is invited to join in the Alexandria Celebration of it’s 271st Birthday celebration by standing on porches, stoops, balconies or windows to sing “Happy Birthday” to Alexandria together at 7 p.m. Local singer and songwriter Lea will lead the song via a live stream, also featuring performances in some of her favorite places around Alexandria.

https://www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation

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