By Patricia Hall, FairfaxFamilyFun.com
President’s Day is coming up soon! Monday, February 18, is a federal holiday and a day off from school. Make it a day of family fun AND still keep the kids learning by attending some of these events that celebrate the life of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and generally all United States presidents and American history. Best of all, just about all of these events are free! Our list also includes some regular day-off fun. Scroll below to see details, and check back often as the date gets closer and we add more events!
Presidents’ Day events 2019
Mon., Feb. 18: George Washington’s Birthday at Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon celebrates what would be George Washington’s 287th birthday with a fun day that includes free admission! This is a great historic site with indoor and outdoor exhibits, a large museum and education center, and more. There will be a gun salute to the first president, marching drill, music, and other activities. Timed tickets for the mansion tours will be distributed upon arrival. The estate also is offering free admission on Friday, Feb. 22.
Mon., Feb. 18: George Washington Birthday Parade and Celebration
The annual parade through Old Town Alexandria, one of the biggest events in the City of Alexandria, is part of a larger celebration that includes George Washington and veterans’ memorial ceremonies, free open houses of historic homes, and more. The parade itself is 1-3 pm.
Mon., Feb. 18: Rocknoceros show in Herndon
Enjoy the school day off with the fun sounds of Rocknoceros! Coach, Willie Bob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie perform all your favorite songs at Jammin’ Java in Vienna. Tickets are only $5 each and the show starts at 10:30 am (doors open at 10).