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Things To Do In Arlington, VA and Washington, D.C. For Memorial Day 2009 May 22, 2009

Posted by Laura Schwartz in Alexandria, Arlington, Events, Washington D.C..

Who doesn’t love a 3-day weekend? If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, here’s a list of some of the local events in celebration of Memorial Day:


Saturday, May 23

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial, starts at 11am. Live performances by the Gaslight Society begins at Noon.

Sunday, May 24

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally – departs from the Pentagon at Noon, with a musical tribute and speakers at 1:30pm at the Reflecting Pool (near the Lincoln Memorial).

Kennedy Center Choral Festival – 90 minute program starting at 2pm.

PBS’ Annual (Free) Concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol. Show starts at 8pm, gates open at 5pm

Wolf Trap Kick Off! – Starting at 8pm, Wolf Trap will kick off the summer season with a free performance by the U.S. Marine Band and fireworks.


Monday, May 25

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery, starts at 11am.

Memorial Day Parade  – Marching Bands & Veterans units march from Constitution and 7th St NW, along Constitution ave, until 17th Street (near the White House). Starts at 2pm.

Memorial Day Jazz Festival – Located at the Fort Ward Park in Alexandria, admission is free for the music, dancing, and celebrating. Festivities are from 1-7pm.


There are more services at individual memorial sites for Vietnam, Air Force etc. Check for more details on their websites.




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