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George Washington Birthday Parade Set for Monday in Old Town

George Washington Classic 10-K race is Sunday at 8; Revolutionary War Reenactment begins Sunday at 10 at Fort Ward Park.

The largest parade in the country celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the nation’s first president takes place on Washington’s Birthday holiday, Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Town Alexandria. Patch archive photo
The largest parade in the country celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the nation’s first president takes place on Washington’s Birthday holiday, Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Town Alexandria. Patch archive photo

The nation’s largest George Washington birthday parade marches a one-mile route Monday from 1-3 p.m. through the streets of Old Town Alexandria. 

The Parade Grand Marshal is Pamela Cressey, the first City Archeologist of Alexandria. With nearly 3,500 participants, this community parade honors one of the City’s favorite sons. Admission is free.

The George Washington Birthday Celebration Parade begins at the corner of Gibbon St. and S. Fairfax St. The parade travels north on S. Fairfax St. and then turns west on Queen St. After one block, the parade continues south on S. Royal St, ending on Wilkes St.

On PARADE DAY, PARKING is FREE at the parking lots adjacent to the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station; from here, a FREE DASH shuttle bus will take you downtown and back from 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M.   The free OLD TOWN TROLLEY service will also be in operation all day until 11 p.m. from King Street Metro Station going east and west along King Street.  For DASH service to other events, call (703) 370-3274 or go to http://www.dashbus.com/

Other events this weekend: 

The weather forecast for Monday is for sunny skies with a high of about 38 degrees.

If an event is canceled due to inclement weather, you can get more information at: washingtonbirthday.net/status or call (703) 829-6640. For more information, visit the organizers' Web site.

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