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?

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)