Here is the 2017 George Washington Birthday Parade Route & Road Closures

As readers know, thousands will join in the revelry for the 285th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia.

The nation’s largest George Washington Birthday parade, happening Monday, February 20 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, marches a one-mile route through the streets of Old Town Alexandria. With nearly 3,500 participants, this community parade honors one of the city’s favorite sons.

There will be road closures in force for this event. Roads east of Washington Street, between Franklin and Princess Streets, will be closed from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Monday (see below). Expect delays in the southeast/southwest neighborhoods in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

For more information, visit the Washington Birthday Parade online.

George Washington Birthday Parade route through Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

2014 GW Birthday Classic in Alexandria, Virginia
The annual George Washington Birthday Classic 10K & 2K fun run, part of the celebration of George Washington’s Birthday each President’s Day weekend, has been canceled due to the really bad, unsafe weather that is due to hit our area on Sunday.

Check out these expected wind chills on Sunday:

Here’s the message from Pacer’s, an organizer of the event:

2014 GW Birthday Parade
DASH Bus will operate a Saturday schedule in observance of the President’s Day Holiday on Monday, February 16, 2015.
King Street Trolley Service Schedule:

The King Street Trolley operates daily, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metro to the waterfront.

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

FREE DASH Shuttle to the George Washington Birthday Parade: Monday, February 16 starting at 11 a.m.

REMINDER: FREE DASH Shuttles will run to and from Eisenhower Metrorail Station from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to and from the George Washington Birthday Parade dropping off in Old Town at Prince and Washington Streets.

If you would like to stay past 4 p.m., just board any DASH bus on King Street. Regular DASH buses provide service to the King Street and Braddock Metrorail Stations until 11:30 p.m. DASH fare is $1.60.

DASH shuttles do not stop at the King Street Metrorail Station

  • Click this link for the DASH Shuttle information and a map of the George Washington Birthday Parade
  • Click this link for George Washington Birthday Parade information

Thousands of folks attend the annual George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, Virginia, the largest and oldest in the country celebrating our Founding Father. The parade winds its way through a one-mile route along the historic streets of Old Town. If you have NEVER been to the parade, above you’ll find a good video report from WJLA 7 of  2013’s parade. The parade is Monday, February 16 in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

For a full list of events surrounding the George Washington Birthday celebration, visit this link.

Here’s What You Need to Know to Enjoy The Parade

  • Get to the parade route EARLY if you’re there between 11:00-11:30am, you should get a good seat.
  • IMHO, the best viewing is near the reviewing stand which is located at King Street and Royal Street on the west side of City Hall.
  • East/West streets in lower Old Town as well as streets where the assembly takes place will be closed at 10:00am @ Washington Street  (e.g. Prince Street, Cameron Street, Queen Street, King Street, Duke Street, etc.) at Pitt Street. See the parade route at this link.
  • You can find real-time parking information at this link.
  • King Street Trolley will be running from the King Street Metro Station to Washington Street.
  • DASH Bus will be running a FREE shuttle from the Eisenhower Ave Metro Station to Washington Street starting at 11:00am.

Hope to see you there!

If you need to head to the Eisenhower Valley area this morning, you will need to find another way or delay your trip until after the race @ 11:00am.

Today’s race is part of the George Washington Birthday festivities and closes down Eisenhower Ave in the Carlyle/Eisenhower East area. The race begins and ends at the Patent and Trademark office in Carlyle. FOr more details, click this link.

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