Join the citizens of Alexandria and thousands of visitors participating
in the 287th birthday celebration of the father of our country!
Read more about our theme of Washington’s “Rules of Civility” here.
Register for the Cherry Challenge!
The #GWCherryChallenge is a competition among the finer restaurants in Alexandria. Each restaurant develops its own cherry cocktail, appetizer, entrée, and/or dessert, in honor of our distinguished native son, of course!
The 2019 #GWCherryChallenge will begin on January 27 and run through February 10.
For more information or to register for the 11th Annual #GWCherryChallenge, click below!
Watch our video about
Learn more about the George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee and how we celebrate the Father of our Country.
Many thanks to Bud Jackson from Jackson Group Media for producing our video.
The 2019 George Washington Birthday Parade
Held on the third Monday in February, the annual George Washington Birthday Parade winds through a one-mile route on the historic streets of Old Town Alexandria on George Washington's Day. It is the largest parade celebrating the birth of George Washington in the USA!
Click on the button below to register as a marching unit or to see maps and other details about the parade on 2/18/19.