From February 1st through the 21st the City of Alexandria will celebrate the 278th birthday of George Washington, with everything from a parade to banquet ball, re-enactments, walking tours, ceremonies at historic sites connected to Washington, and much more. Admission to many events is Free! I will update here on this blog as the festivities are announced.
Here is one of the events you will see featured in Alexandria . . .
George Washington's Birthnight Banquet and Ball - This will be a re-creation of this famous celebration of Washington's Birthday set in the year 1799, featuring a period banquet, dancing, desserts and character re-enactors, including General and Mrs. George Washington. Period costume optional but "after-five" attire encouraged. You will want to get your tickets well in advance for this event.
When: February 13, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Gadsby's Tavern Museum - 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 838-4242