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Transportation & Parking

This section is designed to help everyone find out how to get to the Celebration Events. It features maps, directions, and links to other sites with even more information.


Free Parade Day DASH Shuttle Bus Service!

On Parade Day, parking is free at some parking lots adjacent to the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station. Parking in this area will save you from the difficulties associated with parking in Old Town!
Free DASH shuttle bus service will take you from the vicinity of the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station to downtown (to the intersection of Prince & Washington Streets, near the block from the Parade Route) and back continuously from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Also...the free “King Street Trolley” service from the King Street Metro Station...East & West with stops along King Washington Street. (Normally this service will take passengers to Fairfax Street, but the Parade Route will necessitate stopping at Washington Street.) This service continues until 11 p.m.
For DASH service to other Events, call (703) 370-3274 or click the DASH link below


Links to Maps and Transportation Information

Route of the George Washing Birthday Parade
Where to Park in Old Town Alexandria
DASH Bus Route Map
Travel information: Major Airports, Metro Rail & Bus, Amtrak Trains, & Car Rental Information


Parade Participant Parking, Vehicle Access & Staging Areas.

Special Information will be posted soon.


Alexandria City Street Closings and Restrictions. On Parade Day, all streets on the Parade Route and in the Assembly Area will be posted to prohibit vehicle access and parking commencing at 10:00 a.m. until the end of the Parade. Only residents and vehicles with Permits will be allowed within this perimeter. Click the title to view a map.