The George Washington Birthday Celebration

GW Parade RouteThousands will join in the revelry for the 286th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his adopted hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with 16 festive events, including the George Washington Birthday Parade, a Cherry Challenge among Alexandria’s best restaurants, free admission to historic sites, popular walking tours and an 18th-century banquet and ball.

Alexandria is a “best of” when it comes to the spectrum of sites and special events associated with General Washington. With George Washington’s Mount Vernon just eight miles south of historic Old Town, more than 140 locations in present-day Alexandria are associated with the nation’s first president who conducted business, gathered with friends, worshiped and even owned a townhouse in the city.

Check out winter deals happening in Alexandria and book a hotel stay to partake in George Washington Birthday celebrations all weekend long.

If an event is canceled due to inclement weather, you can find out about it here.

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