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George Washington Birthday Celebration Weekend

Parade begins at 1 PM
Old Town Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia

The city of Alexandria, Virginia celebrates the birthday of its favourite son with a city-wide celebration. The highlight of the celebration is the annual George Washington Birthday Parade - the largest and oldest in the country celebrating this Founding Father. More events scheduled throughout the birthday weekend make it the cornerstone of a month of celebratory events, including the Cherry Challenge among Alexandria’s best restaurants, free admission to historic sites, popular walking tours and an 18th-century banquet and ball.