George Washington Birthday Parade: Parking and More Info

What you need to know to attend the parade in Alexandria Monday.

The famous George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town Alexandria starts at 1 p.m. Monday.

The weather for Monday is forecasted to be sunny, with a parade time temperature between 37 and 41 degrees. Winds will be light (much lighter than Sunday) and coming from the northwest. 

Parking and Getting There

According to the parade and event's official website:

On Parade Day (Monday, Feb. 18), parking is free at the parking adjacent to the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station; from here, a free DASH shuttle bus will take you downtown and back from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free OLD TOWN TROLLEY service will also be in operation all day until 11 p.m. from King Street Metro Station going east and west along King Street. 

Click here to see a map of the Old Town Alexandria Presidents’ Day Parade route

What's Open, Closed on Presidents Day in Alexandria

The parade mile race, which traditionally takes place right before the parade itself, is canceled this year.

Here’s more on what’s open and what’s closed in town on Presidents Day, including information on trash collection, museums, recreation centers, parking, libraries and city offices. 

Taking Metro? Here’s what you need to know about track work and Metro delays on Presidents Day.


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