A solemn vacation to honor those that died combating for the U.S. armed forces, Memorial Day weekend brings occasions and celebrations throughout the D.C. space. Here’s what you must know.

A solemn vacation to honor those that died combating for the U.S. armed forces, Memorial Day weekend brings occasions and celebrations throughout the D.C. space. Here’s what you must know.

Memorial Day can be the unofficial begin of summer season, which suggests many space swimming swimming pools are beginning to open.


See the Poppy Wall of Honor on the National Mall, a tribute to the greater than 600,000 U.S. service members who’ve been misplaced since World War I. The wall is open Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to six p.m.

The National Memorial Day Concert takes place Sunday, May 26, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The live performance begins at 8 p.m. however gates usually open at 5 p.m. It’s free and open to the general public. No tickets are crucial. For these eager to get a sneak peek, the gown rehearsal for the live performance takes place Saturday, May 25, with gates opening round 5 p.m. For info on the live performance, visit its FAQ page.

In addition to bands from totally different branches of service and common mainstay Memorial Day Concert performers Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, actors Bryan Cranston and Cynthia Erivo might be performing, too. See the full lineup on the PBS website. Can’t make it to D.C.? PBS will air the live performance stay on Sunday.

The National Memorial Day Concert on the Kennedy Center on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. is a free live performance however you want tickets. Listen to basic American patriotic tunes sung by 200 singers accompanied by the U.S. Air Force Band.

On Memorial Day Monday, catch the National Memorial Day Parade beginning at 2 p.m. The parade is hosted by actor-comedians Anthony Anderson and Drew Carey. Anywhere alongside the parade route on Constitution Avenue between seventh and seventeenth streets NW provides a view of the spectacle. For info on the schedule, together with the way to get there, visit the parade website. The occasion is free and no tickets are required.


Join the U.S. Air Force Band for “A Salute to Service: Honoring American’s Heroes” on Sunday, May 26, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the National Harbor theater.

Rockville will maintain a Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on Monday beginning at 9 a.m., that includes navy and neighborhood teams, marching models, dance troupes and extra on the Rockville Town Center.

The City of Bowie holds its annual Memorial Day Parade on Saturday. Get stoked for some marching bands, performing teams and floats! The parade begins on the Belair Annex at 11 a.m. and marches by Belair Drive towards Sussex Lane and Stonybrook Drive.


Place a flower on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier throughout Flowers of Remembrance, which takes place Sunday, May 26, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. The occasion will embody a lecture with a historian and an non-obligatory strolling tour.

The annual Ride of the Patriots begins early Sunday, May 26, at 6:30 a.m. and lasts till 4 p.m. The Ride of the Patriots to Rolling to Remember begins with a pancake breakfast and opening ceremony on the Patriot Harley-Davidson west of Fairfax Circle on Fairfax Boulevard. The escorted journey begins at 9 a.m. and can roll on to the Pentagon after which to D.C.

On Monday, the City of Falls Church is holding its 42nd Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival full of a full day of enjoyable, meals and festivities, together with a 3K Fun Run, a keynote speaker, blood drive and parade on Park Avenue.

The National Museum of the Army in Fort Belvoir has a full weekend of actions beginning Friday. There might be an outside flag show and a poppy paper flower craft station. On Monday, a second of silence might be noticed at 10 a.m. and three p.m. In the afternoon, the documentary “They Don’t Die Twice” concerning the Normandy invasion might be screened.

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