Community NewsPress Release

City of Alexandria to Host Eco-City Festival

Pixabay photo by WikiImages

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The City of Alexandria invites the community to the 2024 Eco-City Festival, a free, family-friendly celebration of the environment full of fun games and opportunities to learn. Participants will be able to:

  • Test drive electric vehicles, e-bikes, and scooters at the EV Ride and Drive.
  • Speak with community members about their electric vehicles at the EV Showcase.
  • Bring their kids to participate in the Youth Bike Rodeo.
  • Engage with City departments through fun games and activities.
  • Purchase food and drinks at a variety of local food trucks.

Event Details 

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), 5000 Dawes Ave.

Traveling to the Event 

Getting to the Eco-City Festival is easy with DASH, which is always free to ride. Take Line 31 to NVCC, which leaves from the King Street Metro station every 15 minutes on Saturdays. Or take one of the supplemental express shuttles from King Street Metro to the event! Shuttles leave every 15 minutes. There will be a bike valet on site for those who want to bike to the event.

About Eco-City Alexandria   

Eco-City Alexandria is a collaborative strategic effort to achieve sustainability throughout the City of Alexandria. Eco-cities work to harmonize their natural resources and environmental assets with existing policies, regional realities, and economic and business markets while engaging the community in a collaborative and transparent decision-making process.

Join Us and Get a Tree Seedling  

The first 275 residents to visit can receive a free tree seedling to plant in their own yard! In honor of Alexandria’s 275th anniversary, the City will be giving out 275 seedlings of native Virginia trees. Visit volunteers at the Alexandria Beautification Commission table to get yours and learn how to care for it.

This opportunity for the community to get involved was inspired by the City’s ongoing initiative to plant 275 trees in strategic locations across Alexandria. These trees, which stand 7 to 12 feet tall, will help mitigate the negative impacts of stormwater runoff, reduce the heat island effect through a replenished tree canopy, and more. Find out more about the City’s Stormwater program.


For reasonable disability accommodation, contact Samantha Heitsch at [email protected] or call 703.746.3776, Virginia Relay 711.

Alexandria at 275: Connecting to our past to define a brighter future.   

Since its 1749 founding, the historic city of Alexandria has played a major role in our nation’s story and reflected its progress toward inclusivity. Join us at events from April through September as we mark Alexandria’s 275th anniversary and embark on the next chapter in our city’s vibrant history at

[SEE ALSO: Co-working at The Link Offers A Local Vibe and Plenty of Work Space]

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button