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Alexandria’s 275th birthday celebrations kick off next month

ALX275 logo (image courtesy City of Alexandria)

Alexandria is going all out this year for its sweet 275, and it doesn’t look a day over 200.

The anniversary is in July, marking 275 since the city was founded in 1749, but the party starts in April.

The kick-off is at Waterfront Park on Saturday, April 6, from noon to 4 p.m.

“We’ll be debuting an exciting new archaeology exhibit on recently uncovered ships at the Robinson Landing Gallery on the corner of the Strand and Pioneer Mill Way, showing off some of our City’s historic and public safety vehicles, and planting the first of 275 new trees,” the city said in a release. “Come get a 275th Passport to guide your journey through all the fun at our City’s 275th Anniversary Kickoff.”

According to the release:

This milestone is not just a recognition of more than two centuries of history; it’s also an opportunity to amplify the shared experiences of our community and the collective achievements that have shaped our City’s identity.

ALX275 is everyone’s chance to take part in history! Share your story to be memorialized in our City’s history. Don’t forget to download the City’s Social Media Toolkit to join in the celebration.

Residents will be encouraged to join us via public transportation through a partnership with DASH and GoAlex. Dedicated bus routes will be available on April 6.

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