Celebrate Memorial Day in the Nation’s Capital

Experience an unforgettable Memorial Day in Washington, DC this year. The city’s memorials and monuments pay tribute to the service members who lost their lives while serving the United States. On Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th, 2024), as well as the days surrounding it, visitors can explore numerous sites to commemorate the holiday. There’s still time to plan your visit to the nation’s capital and other iconic DC locations. Including a tour in your itinerary will enhance your experience. Here are some recommended places to visit and activities to enjoy.

Attend the National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade is a splendid tribute to the courageous men and women who safeguard the United States. This annual parade showcases spectacular musical performances and features appearances by notable figures from public service, entertainment, and sports. The event will take place on Monday, May 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. EST on Constitution Avenue.

Tune in for the National Memorial Day Concert

On the eve of Memorial Day, incredible musicians will perform on stage in front of the Capitol. The lineup includes the National Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, Norm Lewis, and many others. You can stream the concert live on PBS’s Memorial Day Concert webpage. If you miss the live broadcast on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 8 p.m. EST, the concert will be available online for two weeks afterward. Don’t miss this multi-award-winning television event this weekend!

Honor the Brave Men and Women Who Lost Their Lives for Our Country

Washington, DC is home to numerous memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives in past wars. To fully embrace the solemn and powerful experience this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to visit these significant sites:

  • World War II Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

Visiting these memorials is a profound way to honor the bravery and sacrifice of these courageous individuals.

Tour the Monuments and Memorials

Our nation’s capital boasts numerous remarkable landmarks and memorials. For a stress-free way to explore these spectacular sites, join us on our narrated golf cart tour. We take you down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to the Capitol and through the heart of the National Mall, showcasing various monumental landmarks, memorials, and other significant sites that highlight the fascinating aspects of the nation’s capital. Book your tour this Memorial Day weekend!

Family in Golf Cart in front of Lincoln Memorial. Photo Taken by Ted Everett