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.

If you're looking to start your summer with a bang, check out the Pyrojam fireworks festival or the Blast Off! Summer Concert at Wolf Trap.

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Season's Greenings at US Botanic Garden
United States Botanic Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
Georgetown GLOW
Georgetown - 5:00 PM Pick
Fairmont DC Tree Lighting Ceremony
Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown - 5:30 PM Pick
Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion
Reston Town Center - various times Pick
Baseball: America's Home Run
National Postal Museum - 10:00 AM
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