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See the Parade Map for GW Birthday Parade!

Martha Washington (Amanda Carey) and General Washington (Brian Hilton) take a moment for the photographer from their seats on the reviewing stand at the 2023 George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo via: Brian Hilton/ Facebook)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Parade takes place Monday, Feb.19 from 1 to 3 p.m. (The Zebra Press is a Gold Sponsor.) This year’s theme is George Washington: Alexandria’s Original Living Legend.

The grand marshals for the 2024 edition are Alexandria Living Legends. The nonprofit honors indiuiduals in the community who make a significant impact on the city by improving the quality of life for their neighbors.

The parade route has been released. See the map below, and visit for further details. This parade will be a special one because this year marks the 275th anniversary of Alexandria’s founding.

GW Birthday Parade route (via GW Birthday Parade)

That day, the parade’s organizers will choose winners in the following categories:

  • Antique vehicles
  • Masonic lodge with the best spirit
  • Community/fraternal group
  • Float
  • Historical unit
  • Honor and color guards
  • Military units and drill team
  • Youth groups
  • The spirit of George Washington

The winning restaurant of the Cherry Challenge will also be revealed.

[SEE ALSO: Alexandria Appoints New Race and Social Equity Officer]

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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