Join the citizens of Alexandria and thousands of visitors participating in the 286th birthday celebration of the father of our country!


More Celebration Events

Even though February is over, you can still celebrate George Washington throughout the year!

The George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee arranges year round. Do not miss out! 

The 2018 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!

See what happened at the 2018 Parade!

Who won the 2018 Cherry Challenge?

The Tenth Annual Cherry Challenge Restaurant Competition recognized the following winners: 

  • Café 44’s “Burning Down the Cherry Tree” cocktail
  • Jackson 20’s “Seared Long Island Duck Breast” entrée
  • Taqueria Poblono’s “It’s a Taco by George” appetizer
  • Dishes of India’s “Cherry Kulfee” dessert 

Honorable Mentions were garnered by Evening Star and Virtue Feed and Grain in the beverage category and by River Bend Bistro and Café 44 in the entrée category.

 This year's #GWCherryChallenge was generously sponsored by the Historic Properties Group at TTR Sotheby’s Realty (Diane Murphy, Danny Smith, Jeanne Barton)