Events Hotline!

EVENTS HOTLINE. The committee maintains a 24-hour phone line that will report any change of status or the cancellation of any event (in case of inclement weather, for instance). Call the EVENTS HOTLINE (703) 829-6640 at any time.


Join the Parade! 

If your organization wants to march in the parade please complete this Parade Information Form (Marching Unit Registration). Once your registration is received your unit will be listed under Registered Units. Questions and feedback are encouraged so if you are not sure about something, have a comment or suggestion, or need assistance, please contact us via Registered units are eligible for recognition in Parade promotional materials and awards.


Parade Logistics

Volunteer! (We need YOU)
We need help with a wide variety of tasks, especially Parade Marshals and Dignitary Drivers. Go to the VOLUNTEER page to sign up. Training is on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 4 until 5 p.m. at the American Legion Ballroom at 400 Cameron Street, Alexandria, 22314. (If you can't attend the in-person training, we will train you on line. Training documents will be posted with the other documents (below) on February 15, 2019.

Parade Participant Documents:
The Parade Registered Units shows the marching units that have registered to date.
Rules + Procedures will give you all the logistical information, like what time to line up, how to check in, first aid, parking, and much more in a brief two-page document.
Announcements to Units is a compilation of messages to registered units since Labor Day, this information to stay up-to-date. Maps can be downloaded and distributed to individuals in your group (as can all documents). Parade Day Parking Restrictions will detail what streets are closed and when closings are scheduled.


2018 Parade Awards

We weren't able to arrange an awards ceremony this year so Parade Awards will be mailed to winners in September.

Animal Units
1st Place - U. S. Shetland Pony Racing
2nd Place - Carriages of the Capital

Antique Vehicles
1st Place - Caribbean Cruisers Car Club
2nd Place - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Alexandria Office
3rd Place - Quarter Mile Cruisers

Community Bands
1st Place - City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums (CAPD)
2nd Place - Frederick Town Fife and Drum

Community & Fraternal Organizations
1st Place - The Patriot Flag
2nd Place - Tinkus Kay'sur
3rd Place - The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Equestrian Units
1st Place - U. S. Shetland Pony Racing

1st Place - FaLun DaFa of Washington, DC
2nd Place - Adventure Park USA
3rd Place - Hard Times Chili Truck

Historical Units
1st Place - Ebony Doughboys
2nd Place - First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line
3rd Place - Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society

Honor Guards & Color Guards
1st Place - Old Line Liberty Color Guard
2nd Place - Alexandria Police Department Motorcycle Escort
3rd Place - Knights of Columbus - Potomac Assembly #2204

Military Units & Drill Teams
1st Place - G.O.D.S.S   Marines
2nd Place - Magnus Temple #3 Marching Patrol

Youth Bands
1st Place - Port Chester High School Marching Band
2nd Place - Freedom High School "Soul Squad" Marching Eagle Band

Youth Groups
1st Place - Girl Scout Troop 395
2nd Place - Daisy Troop 60028
3rd Place - Cub Scout Pack 614

“Spirit of Washington”
1st Place - First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line
2nd Place - The Patriot Flag