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.
The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Subcommittees released the Joint Transportation Plan for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including information on street closures, pedestrian routes, Metro schedule and more. Events and activities celebrating the Inauguration will take place from Thursday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 21.
To celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, riders, civil rights activists and the labor union community will come together to call on WMATA leadership to make Metro safe, reliable and affordable for all on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, 4-6:00 p.m. at Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW, Washington DC 20005.
Metro announced the service schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, for Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess. Metro's customer information call center will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.