As President of the 122nd Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA), it gives me great pleasure in welcoming you to this year’s festivities. The Washington’s Birthday Celebration is the oldest celebration in the United States honoring the first president of our country, George Washington. Done with international flair, the WBCA and the City of Laredo hosts a party more than 28 events in 33 days! An incredible air show, a carnival with exhilarating rides, lavish pageants depicting our country’s early history, the one and only award winning Jalapeño Festival, one of the country’s truly “international” parades, and a beautiful fireworks display are but a few of the events you can enjoy.

We like to refer to it as “A Celebration with Something for Everyone”! Whether you are a long time veteran of the celebration or are new to our city and the Washington’s Birthday Celebration, I personally invite you to come out and enjoy the 122nd year of this award winning festival…. done Laredo Style!

I hope to see you at all the festivities.

¡Bienvenidos a la fiesta! ¡Celebrémos! Welcome to the party! Let’s Celebrate!

Sincerely,

Jay Puig
2018-2019 President
Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association