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Virtual: USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration

Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7 p.m., celebrate Alexandria's 271st and the USA’s 244th birthday.

To comply with Virginia's Safer at Home Phase Three guidelines, this year's celebration will take place online with virtual performances, including a citywide singalong. Enjoy music from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and the Navy Commodores, and a stirring poem written for the occasion by Alexandria Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta. 

Everyone is invited to join in the celebration and stand at porches, stoops, balconies or windows to sing “Happy Birthday” to Alexandria together at 7 p.m. Local singer and songwriter Lea will lead the song via a live stream, also featuring performances in some of her favorite places around Alexandria. 

To experience the virtual celebration, visit For more information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592. Amplify your experience with a meal from Alexandria’s many independent restaurants and find more ways to create a festive evening.

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