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Commemorate George Washington’s Birthday!


Presidents’ Day is a truly special event in Alexandria, George Washington’s hometown! Join thousands of spectators in celebrating the 286th anniversary of our first president’s birth at the annual George Washington Birthday Parade on February 19, 2018, at 1 p.m.

America’s largest and oldest parade commemorating Washington’s birthday, the spectacle will wind its way through a one-mile route along the streets of Old Town Alexandria. It will feature bands, floats, wagons, horses, historical reenactment units, youth groups, and special performances.

First responders to the June 2017 shooting that occurred during a practice for a congressional baseball game will serve as the parade’s grand marshals.

Come out and celebrate a vital part of America’s history. It’s the perfect blend of party and patriotism! Learn more at