Alexandria gears up for George Washington’s birthday

January 27, 2014 by  

The city of Alexandria has several events coming up this February to celebrate the birth of George Washington.

The celebration kicks off this Sunday with the first of the weekly ‘Walking with Washington’ tour of downtown Alexandria. Participants will have the chance to discover a number of places in the city that are associated with George Washington. This is a free event.

There are also several other events leading up to the birthday, such as 18th Century dance classes, a 10K race, and the ‘Cherry Challenge’ in which several restaurants come up with their own cherry cocktail.

Some of the more important events include the Birthnight Banquet. Guests will get to experience the type of dances that the Washington’s would have attended and George and Martha will be on hand to greet everyone. Period costume is optional.

This is being held at Gadsby’s Tavern on February 15 from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Tickets are $100 or $50 for the ball only. To find out more about the event, call 703-746-4242.

The next day, there will be a Revolutionary War reenactment taking place at Fort Ward Park from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call 703-838-4848.

To finish with, February 17 is the day of the parade through Old Town Alexandra from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. It is the largest parade in the country dedicated to George Washington.

To advertise annual events such as these, Alexandria printing companies are often asked to provide services such as banner and sign printing to the organizers.