Monday, February 19th from 1-3 p.m. is the George Washington Birthday Parade. This parade in Old Town Alexandria is “The largest Parade Celebrating Washington’s Birthday in the USA!” The parade dates back to at least 1923 and features bands, floats, wagons, horses, historic reenactment units, youth groups, and special performances.
The 1-mile parade route begins at the intersection of Gibbon & S. Fairfax Streets and ends at Wilkes & S. Royal Streets.
The parade features military, fire, police, EMS, historical reenactment groups (from the 18th to the 20th century), performance groups, bands, youth, equestrian and other animal units and civic groups.
Also enjoy free admission to these sites on Parade Day in honor of the birthday of George Washington:
- Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St.
- Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St.
- The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 210 S. Washington Street
- Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St.
- Stabler-Leadbeather Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St.
- Lee-Fendall House Museum, 614 Oronoco St.
- Historic Christ Church, 614 Oronoco St.
- Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway