World War II Memorial, 10a: wreath-laying ceremony.

Navy Memorial, 11a: wreath-laying ceremony.



Rolling Thunder: Thousand of motorcycle riders, leaving from the Pentagon at Noon, will travel through DC to raise awareness for improved veterans benefits and in tribute to POW's and soldiers MIA. Musical Tribute 1:30p at the Reflecting Pool across from The Lincoln Memorial.

The annual Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the US Capitol.  Gates open at 5p, show starts at 8p. Hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise; scheduled to appear/perform: Gen. Colin Powell, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Nettles, Danielle Bradbery, Megan Hilty, Jackie Evancho, Anthony Kearns and many military choral groups.

The US Marine Band performs a free show at WolfTrap, followed by fireworks.  Starts at 8p. Gates open at 6:30p.



Air Force Memorial: wreath-laying ceremony, 9a.

World War II Memorial: 2nd wreath-laying ceremony, 9a.

Arlington National Cemetary: wreath-laying and concert at Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier, 11a.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: wreath-laying ceremony, 1p.

Memorial Day Parade, downtown, 2p along Constitution Ave.



Grand Opening of National Harbor's Capital Wheel
The Observation Ferris Wheel soars 180 feet above the Potomac, giving amazing views of DC. Open daily through the summer 10a-11p.

Hometown Holidays
Sat-Mon: Rockville's annual Memorial Day event; huge street festival with live music, children's entertainment, a parade and more.

Viva Vienna
Sat-Mon:  Vienna festival including food, crafts, music, carnival rides and a Memorial Day tribute.

Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon
Sat & Sun, 6-9p. Family-friendly event includes evening tours of the Mansion, 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides.

Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival
Monday, 1-7 p. Waterfront Park, with Big Band, Swing, and Contemporary Jazz music. Free.

Falls Church Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, 9a - 5p. Pony rides, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, food and a community parade.

Delaplane Strawberry Festival
Sat-Sun, 10a-5p. Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane, VA. Live entertainment, children's games, pony rides, hayrides, a petting zoo, a 5K fun run, a raptor exhibit, antique cars, food, crafts and strawberries.

Dinosauria Experience Dulles Expo Center, Sat-Sun. Animatronic dinosaurs, fire-breathing dragons, enchanted fairy garden, inflatables, rides and more.

photo: sxc