City of Alexandria celebrates its birthday at Oronoco Park Saturday

- Happy 268th birthday, Alexandria! The City of Alexandria’s birthday celebration is scheduled for Saturday at Oronoco Bay Park. The official ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m., but activities start at 5 p.m.

The event will kick off with performances by Ocho de Bastos, a Latin pop group, the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

Hot dogs, ice cream, grilled cheese, pizza, shaved ice and kettle korn will be available for purchase.

Mayor Allison Silberberg will deliver opening remarks at 7:30 p.m. and distribute birthday cake.

A fireworks display will conclude the event at 9:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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