Midsummer's Day

June 23rd

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  • $10.00 Patron
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Room: Off-site

Saturday, June 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria, Virginia
Picnic Area C-2

Midsummer’s Day is a celebration of the summer solstice and an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy summer fun and a potluck picnic lunch together. Everyone is welcome!

Please note the change of location for this year: Fort Hunt Park is a public park administered by the National Park Service as a part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, buns, condiments, iced tea, lemonade, and ice will be provided. If you can contribute a side dish to the potluck, or can bring a cooler or a grill, please sign up here or email Jayne Sutton at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can make a donation for the picnic when you register.

We need your help with picnic setup and cleanup, including people with cars to transport items to and from the Shambhala Center. Please email Amanda Balderston at [email protected] if you would like to help.

In order to reduce our impact on the environment, again this year we are asking guests to bring their own (reusable) dishes, cups, and utensils to the picnic, and to take them along when they leave. Think of it as a very short camping trip! If you don’t have your own kit, no worries—we will have back-up reusable picnic ware on hand.

We encourage guests to self-organize carpools to the event. If you can offer a ride, or need a ride, please fill out this form here. Once you have submitted the form, you will be given a link to the ride board. Please bookmark this link and check back to see new responses.


Fort Hunt Park is located on the George Washington Memorial Parkway between Alexandria, Virginia and the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

8999 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22308
Tel. 202-439-7325

By Car

From the Rock Creek Parkway: take the Rock Creek Parkway south and continue onto Arlington Memorial Bridge. At Memorial Circle, use the left two lanes to exit the circle onto South Arlington Boulevard, then stay left to get on the ramp to South Washington Boulevard. Continue onto South Washington Boulevard. Use the left two lanes to take the ramp to George Washington Parkway. Stay on George Washington Parkway to Old Town Alexandria where it becomes Washington Street. Then follow directions for Old Town Alexandria, below.

From Old Town Alexandria: drive south on Washington Street and continue on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Take the exit for Fort Hunt Park and follow signs into the park.
From Mount Vernon drive north on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Take the exit for Fort Hunt Park and follow signs into the park.

On Foot or by Bicycle
From the Mount Vernon Trail turn onto Fort Hunt Road and follow signs into the park.