WBCA Festivities


January 21, 2016 – February 22, 2016

What started as a two day festival in 1898, now boasts 27 events in 30 days. More than 400,000 visitors attend the Washington’s Birthday Celebration, making it the largest, most diversified, fun-filled “fiesta” of its kind in the United States.

The non-stop fun features a fireworks spectacular, two grand parades, a carnival, exquisite pageants, extravagant galas, the world-renowned Jalapeno Festival highlighted by the original jalapeno eating contest, an action packed air show, live foot-stomping, head bobbing concerts, and an exciting Mardi Gras style street party!

So come join the fun, and see how the friendly people of Laredo, Texas celebrate international goodwill and patriotism in such an amazing way.


Make sure to stop by the WBCA Museum, located next to La Posada Hotel. Get a close-up view of the extravagant and beautiful dresses used by the Society of Martha Washington or the Native American traditional dress of Princess Pocahontas Council. The museum is filled with one-of-a-kind and historical memorabilia, all located on the grounds of La Posada Hotel.

For more information regarding Washington’s Birthday Celebration you can call 956.722.0589 or CLICK HERE to visit the official website of WBCA.

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