Enjoy an incredible Memorial Day experience this year in Washington, DC. Many of the memorials and monuments honor the personnel who died while serving the United States. On Memorial Day (Monday, May 30th, 2022) along with the days before and after, people can visit various sites to celebrate and honor the holiday. There is still time to plan your trip to the Capitol and other classic DC sites, and adding a tour to your list will make for a memorable experience. Here are some places to visit and things to do.
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Washington DC
1 ⋆ Watch the National Memorial Day Parade
The National Memorial Day Parade is a grand tribute to the brave men and women who fight for the security of the United States. Featured in the annual parade are magnificent musical performances as well as appearances from prominent public service, entertainment, and sports figures. The parade will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET on Constitution Avenue. Read more about the annual event here.
2 ⋆ Tune in to the National Memorial Day Concert
On the eve of Memorial Day, incredible musicians will be performing on stage in front of the Capitol. Performers include the National Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, Norm Lewis, as well as many others. The concert venue will not be open to the general public as the Capitol complex continues its phased re-opening, but people can stream the concert live on PBS’s Memorial Day Concert webpage and if you can’t watch the live broadcast Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET, the concert will remain available for two weeks after. Make sure to tune into the multi-award winning television event this weekend!
3 ⋆ Honor the Brave Men and Women from Past Wars
DC has many memorials honoring those who lost their lives for the nation. For the full magnificent and emotional experience this Memorial Day weekend in DC, be sure to visit the World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. There is no better way to commemorate these courageous people than by visiting the memorials in the area.
4 ⋆ Washington DC Tours
Our nation’s capital is home to many great landmarks and memorials. If you’re looking for a stress free way to visit the multitude of spectacular sites, we’d love to accommodate you with our narrated tour down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to the Capitol and through the heart of the National Mall where you can see various monumental landmarks, memorials, and other sites that show the interesting details of the nation’s capital. Book your tour this Memorial Day weekend!