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Town Crier Benjamin Fiore-Walker at the George Washington Birthday parade.

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George Washington Weekend

Birthday Bash

Thousands will join in the revelry for the 281st anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his hometown of Alexandria. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with more than a dozen festive events, including the George Washington birthday parade, free admission to historic sites, popular walking tours, 18th-century dance classes, Madeira wine tastings, and even a cherry-themed competition among local restaurants.

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George Washington Birthday Parade

The annual George Washington Birthday Parade attracted crowds in Alexandria on Monday, Feb. 20.


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