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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Reschedule For March 18

March 8, 2018

The Ballyshaners today announced that the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Town Alexandria has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 18, starting at 1:30 p.m. A revised parade route will be followed for the March 18 event.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Canceled

March 2, 2018

The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Town Alexandria, scheduled for Saturday, March 3, has been canceled due to uncertainty about tomorrow’s weather conditions and the potential impact to participants and attendees. The Fun Dog Show is also canceled.

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Alexandria To Host 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

February 23, 2018

The City of Alexandria and the Ballyshaners will host the 37th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Town on March 3. This year's Grand Marshals are Pat and Bernadette Troy.  

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Alexandria’s Cherry Challenge Winners Announced

February 21, 2018

The George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee  is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Cherry Challenge where local restaurants produce their best cherry appetizer, cocktail, dessert and entrée. Diners chose the winners by voting for their favorite dishes via text messaging.

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Alexandria GW Birthday Parade Honors First Responders

February 20, 2018

Alexandria has held a parade in honor of George Washington’s birthday since 1800. This year, in recognition of the 286th anniversary of the first president’s birth, the parade’s grand marshals were the first responders who came to the aid of victims in the Simpson Field shooting last summer.

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DASH & King Street Trolley Presidents’ Day Holiday Schedule: February 19

February 16, 2018

Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) and the King Street Trolley will operate on the below service schedule for the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

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Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday At His Home, Mount Vernon

February 2, 2018

President’s Day Weekend Celebration Feb. 17 and 18 (Sat and Sun, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) George Washington’s favorite breakfast was “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.”  Join “General Washington” for a sample of hoecakes prepared by Mount Vernon staff  (while supplies last) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Following the breakfast sampler, visitors can mingle

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Alexandria, VA Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday With More Than A Dozen Events Throughout February

January 29, 2018

Thousands will join in the revelry for the 286th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his adopted hometown of Alexandria, Virginia.

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Alexandria Unveils Annual MLK Poster Exhibition

January 17, 2018

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the City of Alexandria on Monday unveiled the annual Poster Exhibition.  The exhibition, which will remain on display in the Vola Lawson lobby at City Hall through the end of February, features the work of young artists who attend Alexandria City Public Schools.

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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Poster Program

January 10, 2018

The 2018 annual program will be held in City Council Chambers on Monday, Jan, 15 at from 1:00-2:00 p.m. After the program, a special viewing of the posters with light refreshments will be held in the Vola Lawson Lobby. The posters will remain on view in the Lawson Lobby until the end of February. 

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