Events, Lifestyle

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration

We sure do love George Washington in this city!  And there are so many ways to celebrate his birthday!  He would have been 287 this year!

Here are some ways to celebrate:

The GW Cherry Challenge

The GW Cherry Challenge is a competition among the finer restaurants in Alexandria. Each restaurant develops its own cherry cocktail, appetizer, entrée, and/or dessert, in honor of the great man himself.  It runs from January 27 through February 10.

Click here for a full list of restaurants.

The 2019 George Washington Birthday Parade

Held annually on the third Monday in February, the George Washington Birthday Parade winds through the historic streets of Old Town Alexandria on George Washington’s Day.  This year it falls on February 18, 2019.  It is the largest parade celebrating the birth of George in the country!

Click here for the parade route.

George Washington’s Birthnight Banquet & Ball

This Ball replicates the famous celebration of Washington’s Birthday set in the year 179 9. The evening includes an 18th-century banquet, English country dancing, dessert collation, character re-enactors plus the General and Mrs. Washington themselves.  It takes place Saturday, February 16 at Gadsby’s Tavern (of course).

For information on how to purchase tickets click here.

If you just can’t get enough of George Washington’s Birthday celebration, there is a whole website devoted to the events celebrating his big day.

Click here for a link to the Birthday website.


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