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The port city looks great for its age and celebrated its 270th anniversary on Saturday July 13, 2019.

Alexandria’s birthday celebration on the waterfront, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria, Virginia – Happy Birthday, Alexandria! The port city looks great for its age and celebrated its 270th anniversary on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Thousands of people attended the occasion with lawn chairs and blankets at Oronoco Bay Park as local elected officials handed out cupcakes, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra played show tunes, and the icing on the cake of this annual community tradition was a sparkling fireworks display over the Potomac River.

Alexandria’s birthday celebration on the waterfront, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

Town Crier Benjamin Fiore-Walker capped it off by introducing Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson to the audience, followed by Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta.

Town Crier Benjamin Walker at Alexandria’s birthday celebration on the waterfront, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Alexandria’s birthday celebration on the waterfront, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra was thrilling in the grand finale and played the 1812 Overture with cannon support from the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment.

Alexandria Councilman Mo Seifeldein during the Alexandria Birthday Celebration on the waterfront, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Florence King at the Alexandria Waterfront Birthday Celebration, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Alexandria’s birthday celebration at Oronoco Bay Park, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra performs during the Alexandria Anniversary Celebration on the waterfront, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Jim Ross, music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by James Cullum)
Alexandria’s birthday celebration on the waterfront, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Alexandria’s birthday celebration on the waterfront, July 13, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Happy 270th birthday, Alexandria!



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