Memorial Day Events in the DC Metro Area



Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country, therefore it is a perfect time to visit the many memorials that Washington D.C. has to offer.  The Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the busy summer season, the opening of many community pools, and fun events in the Metro Area. Here we have listed a few events to choose from for this exciting weekend.

Viva Vienna

May 25–27, 2013
Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Monday – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Vienna, Virginia celebrates with a community festival including food, crafts, music, carnival rides and a Memorial Day tribute. Come out to support your local businesses, including Neighborhood Choice Realty, and days full of fun and give-a-ways! Viva Vienna is held along historic Church Street in Vienna, Virginia, extending from Lawyers Road to Mill St., with the old Vienna Train Station and Caboose serving as the anchor.

Delaplane Strawberry Festival

May 24-25, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located at Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane, VA, The annual festival includes live entertainment, children’s games, pony rides, hayrides, a petting zoo, a 5K fun run, a raptor exhibit, antique cars, food, crafts and strawberries.

Falls Church Memorial Day Parade

Monday May 26, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The City of Falls Church, Virginia celebrates Memorial Day with a festival featuring pony rides, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, food and a community parade.

Chestertown Tea Party Festival

May 23-25, 2014.

The historic river-front town on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay (about an hour and half from DC) kicks off each summer with a weekend of fun for the whole family including a tea toss reenactment, colonial parade, cocktail party, raft race, street performances, colonial crafts, strolling musicians, local fare, 5k & 10 mile run and more.

Hometown Holidays

May 24-26, 2014.

This year’s event features five stages of music with more than 30 FREE live performances, the Taste of Rockville and kids activities and entertainment. The weekend ends with a tribute to those who have served in our armed forces, and a Memorial Day Parade with marching bands, pom pon groups, clowns and more. Hometown Holidays is the place to be Memorial Day Weekend!

National Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 26, 2014, beginning at 2 p.m.

The parade of Marching Bands and Veterans units from all 50 states steps off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW and proceeds along Constitution Avenue, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. The National Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee and includes patriotic floats and helium-filled balloons.

The World’s Greatest ’70s Experience, featuring the Right On Band

May 24 9 pm

The Right On Band is not your average 70’s tribute show, the group has truly earned the title “The World’s Greatest 70’s Show Band.” A ten-piece band with a full horn section, the Right On Band has been keeping the 70’s alive for 15 years. They have performed all over the world, with notable performances such as President Obama’s Inaugural Ball and opening for acts like KC & The Sunshine Band, The Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, The Commodores and The Village People.