Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly one-third of all U.S. traffic deaths are caused by drunk drivers, free Lyft rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington, DC area on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17.
The 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 4, in Old Town Alexandria. The event includes a Classic Car Show and Fun Dog Show prior to the parade. The Grand Marshals of the parade are Bill and Karen Butcher, founders of Port City Brewing Company.
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.
All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of George Washington Day. The following list includes schedule information for other City facilities and partner agencies.
Thousands will join in the revelry for the 285th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with 16 festive events, including the George Washington Birthday Parade, a Cherry Challenge among Alexandria’s best restaurants, free admission to historic sites, popular walking tours, and an 18th-century banquet and ball.
Members of the Marymount University Community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reflecting on his teachings about service. Then they rolled up their sleeves and put together wellness packages for Hope for the Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the sense of self, family and home to those touched by military service.