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The WBCA Is Back! Here's Your Official Guide

Washington's Birthday Celebration 2024

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By: Silke Jasso
Date published: 01.22.24

It's back! The most exciting event is right around the corner, and we can't wait to join in on the fun! The Washington's Birthday Celebration (WBCA) is a month-long extravaganza that takes place every February in Laredo. This lively event, dedicated to honoring the birthday of George Washington, stands as the largest celebration of its kind, drawing in approximately 400,000 enthusiastic attendees each year! The festivities encompass a diverse array of events, including the Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball, Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball, two lively parades, a thrilling carnival, an exhilarating air show, mesmerizing fireworks, electrifying live concerts, and the lively "Fun-Fest.”

Not to mention, the citywide prom adds a touch of glamour, where many of Laredo's elite don Colonial attire for the occasion. Adding to the charm, two locals assume the role of George and Martha Washington annually. Fun fact: Did you know that one of the standout highlights, the Jalapeño Festival, has secured its place as one of the Top 10 eating festivals in the United States? Well, now you do!

Which events are you attending?

List of WBCA Events:

  • Saturday, January 13, 2024: IGNC Abrazo Reception
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024: Commander’s Reception
  • Friday, January 26, 2024: Dioceses of Laredo- St. Augustine High School Knights 96th Anniversary Gala
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024: WBCA George Washington Theater Performance
  • Saturday, February 3, 2024: Laredo Association of Relators Run George Run 5K Run, Walk & LMC Wellness Fair
  • Saturday, February 3, 2024: Boys & Girls Club of Laredo C.Y. Benavides III Wine Tasting Gala
  • Saturday, February 3, 2024: Noche de Cabaret-LULAC Council #7
  • Friday, February 9, 2024: Comedy Jam for George
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024: WBCA Pipes & Stripes Car Show Sponsored by VitalMed Urgent Care
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024: Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024: WBCA Carnival Sponsored by McDonald’s of Laredo
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024: IBC/Commerce Bank Youth Parade Under the Stars
  • Friday, February 16, 2024: WBCA/ Fasken Oil & Ranch Welcome Luncheon
  • Friday, February 16, 2024: Juegos de Amistad Hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo and the Consulate General of Mexico
  • Friday, February 16, 2024: Caballeros Cocktail Party
  • Friday, February 16, 2024: Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant & Ball
  • Friday, February 17, 2024: WBCA Jalapeño Festival Sponsored by La Costeña
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024: WBCA/IGNC International Bridge Ceremony Sponsored by Fasken Oil & Ranch
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024: Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024: Mr. South Texas Luncheon Hosted by Texas Community Bank
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024: Noche Mexicana: A Presentation of Señor y Señora International: LULAC Council #12
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024: Society of Martha Washington Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024: WBCA Jalapeño Festival Sponsored by La Costeña
  • Sunday, February 18, 2024: WBCA Membership BBQ
  • Sunday, February 18, 2024: HEB Fireworks Extravaganza
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024: WBCA, Red, White & BBQ
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024: Laredo College Annual Family Fun Fest Sponsored by AEP Foundation
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