What better place to honor and remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom than our nation’s capital? As can be expected, Washington D.C. is home to a wide array of events and ceremonies happening during Memorial Day weekend. Here are some of the events taking place this year.
National Memorial Day Concert
On Sunday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m., the free National Memorial Day Concert is taking place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert is put on by PBS and hosted by actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna. If you’re located in the Washington D.C. area, you can attend the event in person, but if you are unable to do so, catch it live on PBS.
National Memorial Day Parade
It’s no surprise the Washington D.C. Memorial Day Parade is the largest in the country. The televised parade runs along Constitution Avenue and includes veterans’ groups, marching bands, floats, performers, and so much more. The National Memorial Day Parade is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28 at the intersection of Constitution and 7th Street before concluding around 4:00 p.m. at 17th Street.
More Washington D.C. Events and Activities during Memorial Day Weekend
In addition to the events mentioned above, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate and relax during Memorial Day weekend.
- National Memorial Day Choral Festival
- National Air and Space Museum
- Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally
- Paying your respects at the National Mall memorials
- Remember military veterans at the Arlington National Cemetary
- Visit the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
On top of all the events and activities listed here, there are so many other things you can do during Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re visiting Washington D.C. and interested in a walking or bus tour or you’re from the area and just looking for a place to hang out and enjoy the weather, you’ll surely be able to find something the piques your interest.
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