Alexandria, America to Celebrate Joint Birthdays


The City of Alexandria will celebrate Independence Day along with its 260th birthday on Saturday, July 11, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., in Old Town.

The main event features the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kim Allen Kluge presenting an explosive night of fun and fanfare featuring big band sound.

There will also be community exhibitors and plenty of childrens activities. The grand finale fireworks display is set for 9:30 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 13 at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Oronoco Bay Park has lawn seating and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverages are available for purchase but everyone is welcome to pack a picnic supper. No grilling is allowed during the event. For more information, call the special events hotline at 703-883-4686.