Weekend Picks: Presidents Day Fun

Enjoying a long weekend? We have some ideas for you - some presidential, some just for fun.

Monday is Presidents Day. Fairfax County Public Schools, the federal government and Fairfax County courts amd services will be closed.

Do you have the day off? Here are some ideas for presidential (or just regular day trip) close to Reston.

George Washington's 281st Birthday Celebration at Mount Vernon - The fun begins Saturday and runs through Monday. "George" will be on hand to greet visitors. Check out George Washington's copy of the Constitution as well as other special events.

Head for the Hills - The DC area has mostly been lacking snow this winter. But several ski areas nearby are making their own. Why not spend the day on the slopes before it is spring? Click here for more details.

Presidents Day Parade - The City of Alexandria will hold its annual President's Parade at 1 p.m. on Monday. Also, there will be free admission to Old Town Alexandria historic sites on Monday.

Cheer for the Racing Presidents - and maybe train to be one? The Washington Nationals Racing Presidents - George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and the new member, Bill Taft - will celebrate Presidents Day ar Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

To begin the Bill-Teddy rivalry, the two Presidents will "race" from D.C. to Mount Rushmore beginning Friday and join the other Racing Presidents at the monument on Presidents Day. Fans can cast their ballots for "Bill and Teddy's Executive Adventure" on Twitter by using #VoteBill or #VoteTeddy.

One randomly selected user of each hashtag will win a private mascot appearance with their respective Racing President, Nationals representatives said.  Bill and Teddy will be tweeting throughout their travels and fans are encouraged to track their adventures by following @NatsBigChief27 and @Teddy26Nats.

Want a chance to work as one of the racing presidents this season? The deadline to sign up for the March 2 auditions is Wednesday. Click here for more information.


Have any other Presidents Day ideas? Tell us in the comments.


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