Memorial Day Weekend Things To Do in DC with Kids: Parades, Concerts, Festivals, and More

Honor fallen veterans at the Bowie Memorial Day Parade. Photo courtesy of the City of Bowie
Honor fallen veterans at the Bowie Memorial Day Parade. Photo courtesy of the City of Bowie

Looking for the best things to do in DC this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

With a long weekend comes extra opportunities for family fun in the DC area. As can be expected in our nation’s capitol and surrounding areas, there are plenty of chances to celebrate Memorial Day with parades, concerts, and commemoration events.

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Gaithersburg Children’s Summer Concert Series
Concert Pavilion - 10:30 AM Pick
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
National Geographic Society - 10:00 AM Pick
Stories and Songs
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Providence Presents: Global Music and Dance
Graham Road Community Building - 7:30 PM Pick
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