George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria (courtesy photo)

George Washington Parade Route

The George Washington Birthday Parade takes place in Alexandria on Monday, Feb. 20, starting at 1 p.m. The annual parade – the largest and oldest in the country celebrating this Founding Father – winds its way through a one-mile route along the historic streets of Old Town. The parade includes thousands of participants such as historical, community and youth groups, bands, horses and canines. More events scheduled throughout the birthday weekend make it the cornerstone of a month of celebratory events in Alexandria.

Alexandria is a “best of” when it comes to the spectrum of sites and special events associated with General Washington. With George Washington’s Mount Vernon just eight miles south of historic Old Town, more than 140 locations in present-day Alexandria are associated with the nation’s first president, who conducted business, gathered with friends, worshiped and even owned a townhouse in the city. Embark on a “Walking with Washington” tour every Sunday in February at 2 p.m. to learn more about historic sites in Alexandria connected to the General.

If an event is canceled due to inclement weather, you can find out about it here.

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