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


Cherry Challenge (Jan. 28 to Feb. 11)

A competition among the finer restaurants. Participating Alexandria establishments create unique, cherry-centric dishes in celebration of our first president. Diners rate their favorite dishes, and winners are given special recognition at the George Washington Birthday Parade. This year's #GWCherryChallenge is generously sponsored by the Historic Properties Group at TTR Sotheby‚Äôs Realty (Diane Murphy, Danny Smith, Jeanne Barton)

George Washington Birthday Parade
(Monday, February 19th at 1 p.m.)

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!

More Celebration Events

The George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee arranges events throughout the year. Do not miss out!