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More Fireworks Coming this Saturday to Alexandria Virginia!

FireworksWith July 4th a few days behind us, you may have already gotten your fill of fireworks.  Children of all ages enjoy "the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air" (well maybe it frightens the really young and the causes heart attacks in the really old, but you know what I mean).

If you haven't yet enjoyed your share of fireworks, you are in luck.  More fireworks are coming to Alexandria, Virginia.  Rather than competing with the fireworks in D.C. on the National Mall on Independence Day, Alexandria prefers to wait a week every year to hold their own celebration.  I always try to attend this celebration which has a fantastic fireworks display and smaller crowds and less traffic than the big shindig in D.C. on the 4th.

This Saturday, July 10th, the City of Alexandria will celebrate its 261st and the USA's 234th birthday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., located at the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton, and Madison Streets. Admission is free. 


The celebration includes fun for the entire family, including children's activities, community exhibits, a performance by the 257th Army Band, and birthday cake. There will be a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kim Allen Kluge presenting "Jazz & the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra."

A grand fireworks display will close out the celebration at dusk.


Oronoco Bay Park has lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food, such as ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, shaved ice and kettle corn will be available for purchase (all the healthy stuff) but everyone is welcome to pack a picnic supper. Just remember, no grilling allowed.

Here's a quick video I shot last year at the Alexandria "week after July 4th" fireworks event:



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Comment balloon 3 commentsBrian Block • July 07 2010 03:25PM


Or you could come to my house for the big backyard display!


Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Brian ... Best wishes to you and folks at Alexandria, VA, on celebrating its 261st birthday on July 10th.  That's awesome and should be fun.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) almost 8 years ago
Hope you have fantastic weather for this event! Not too many places have a follow-up to the 4th of July!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago