Come celebrate America’s birthday AND Alexandria’s birthday tonight from 5-10pm along the Potomac Waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors and a dazzling fireworks display.
Schedule of events:
5 p.m. – Performance by Ocho de Bastos; refreshment sales
6 p.m. – Performance by the U. S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
7:30 p.m. – Welcome by Mayor Allison Silberberg, poetry reading by Alexandria Poet Laureate Wendi R. Kaplan, and acknowledgements
8 p.m. – Distribution of birthday cake by the Mayor and Members of City Council
8:30 p.m. – Performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra; Jon Kalbfleisch, Guest Conductor, accompanied by the Continental Color Guard presenting during the National Anthem
9:30 p.m. – Grand Finale fireworks display featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” with cannon support by the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3d United States Infantry Regiment (“The Old Guard”), Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia