2018 Parade Applications Now Available

LAREDO, TX – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) Parade Committees would like to remind the community that applications for the 2018 IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars and Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parades are now available online with application deadlines set for Thursday, December 7, 2017. “For 121 years the city has come out in […]

WBCA Unveils Commemorative Poster for 121st Celebration

LAREDO, TX – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) unveiled “Abrazo de Laredo” by Dr. Felipe Esparza as the official 121st Celebration’s Commemorative Poster for the upcoming 2018 festivities. The unveiling was held at the Laredo Center for the Arts, located at 500 San Agustin Avenue, on Friday, September 15, 2017. “The parade best highlights the […]

WBCA Names New President for 120th Celebration

Planning for the 120th Washington’s Birthday Celebration is officially underway and under the guidance of the 2016 – 2017 Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) President Enrique “Eddie” Villarreal. The WBCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors also welcomed new additions to their respective rosters. “I have been around the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association for most […]

Stripes® Stores Media/Celebrity Jalapeño Eating Challenge Promotes Upcoming Wbca Jalapeño Festival Sponsored By La Costeña

A total of 22 participants went head-to-head in the Stripes® Media/Celebrity Jalapeño Eating Challenge in South Texas this Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Stripes® Convenience Store on Jacaman Rd. The participants included the beautiful 2016 Mexico Belleza Latina Stephanie Lira; 2016 Miss Texas USA Daniella Rodriguez; Radio Personalities Alex Melchor (Z-93’s “El Brodita”); Returning Champion […]

WBCA Names Parade Marshals for 119th Celebration

The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association has selected outstanding community individuals to lead two of the Washington’s Birthday Celebration’s most traditional and time-honored events; the IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars and the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade. WBCA announced Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, as the 2016 Parade Marshal for the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday […]

Brigadier General Patrick M. Hamilton named 2016 Air Show Marshal for the WBCA Stars and Stripes Air Show Spectacular Sponsored by Miller Lite

The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) has formally announced Brigadier General Patrick M. Hamilton as the air show marshal for the 2016 WBCA Stars and Stripes Air Show Spectacular Sponsored by Miller Lite. Along with Brigadier General Hamilton the WBCA is pleased to announce the entertainment lineup for the 18th annual WBCA Stars and Stripes […]