After almost three decades, Waterfront Festival cancelled


After a run of 28 years, the Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival, a summer staple in the city, will take at least a year off.

If it ever returns, the Red Cross will not organize it because the festival’s fundraising capacity has not been sufficient for the last few years, according to the organization. 

“We have made a business decision to no longer be the organizer of thefestivalso that funds and people power devoted to the event can be directed toward service to our community,” stated Dana Brunson of the American Red Cross Alexandria Chapter in an email. “The event has not been a successful fundraiser for a few years.”