Reflect, relax, and enjoy the holiday this Memorial Day weekend!
It's Memorial Day weekend, and we can't wait to celebrate! Whether you're planning to hit barbecues and concerts or attend stirring tributes to America's veterans, the DMV is brimming with things to do this holiday weekend.
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, May 24, to Monday, May 27.
Blessing of the Bikes | Washington National Cathedral | Friday
As part of Rolling Thunder, join community members for a meaningful service in honor of missing service men and women. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments and a moving service conducted by cathedral clergy and Rolling Thunder members. The event will conclude with riders heading off to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for a candlelight vigil. Admission is free. Find out more here!
Memorial Day Choral Festival | Kennedy Center | Sunday
Choral groups from across the country will gather at the Kennedy Center to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday by celebrating America's veterans and their families. Featuring the United States Air Force Orchestra, this moving performance can't be beat. Admission is free – just fill out a request form, and you'll be able to claim your tickets at the event with your email confirmation. You can complete that here.
Passion Pit | The Anthem | Saturday
It's been 10 years since Passion Pit released their debut album Manners, and the indie-dance group is treating DMV fans with a stop at The Anthem. Dance your heart out and sing along to all your favorites! Tickets are $40-$119. Order them here!
National Memorial Day Parade | Constitution Avenue, National Mall | Monday
The 15th annual Memorial Day Parade is back in D.C.! Congregate along Constitution Avenue and watch the parade procession, featuring floats, youth bands, and appearances by stars Kiefer Sutherland, Justin Moore, and others! As the nation's biggest holiday event, this is a must-see! Find out more here.
Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins | Nationals Park | Multi-day
What's more American than baseball? The Washington Nationals, baby! Catch a home game this holiday weekend against the Miami Marlins, through Memorial Day. Ticket cost varies depending on the date. You can find more here!
National Memorial Day Concert | West Lawn of U.S. Capitol, Capitol Hill | Sunday
Come experience a night of remembrance for veterans and their families at the nation's capital. Televised on PBS, this stirring concert has become a beloved American tradition witnessed by viewers across the country. Special guests include General Colin L. Powell, Patti LaBelle, Alison Krauss, and of course the National Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free. Find out more here!
Wellspring in White: A Brunch Experience | Wellspring Manor & Spa, Upper Marlboro | Sunday
Put on your Sunday best and indulge in an elegant brunch at the Wellspring Manor & Spa! Allow chef-in-residence Danielle Harris and her crew to whip up enviable brunch plates with ambiance-adding jazz music. Tickets are $100 and include bottomless coffee and mimosas. Buy them here!
Chestertown Colonial Tea Party Festival | Downtown Chestertown | Friday-Sunday
Celebrate Chestertown's colonial roots with the 43rd Annual Colonial Tea Party Festival! Enjoy local food, games, puppet shows, live music, and a litany of activities to commemorate the 1774 revolt. Witness the making of history with a special Tea Party reenactment Saturday at 2 p.m. – the highlight of the weekend! Find out more here!
Balticon 53: Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention | Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel | Multi-day
Immerse yourself in the world of science fiction with award-winning authors, artists, and musicians. Participate in games and concerts, and visit an extensive art show! Admission ranges from single-day passes to full weekend memberships. Online registration has closed, but you can still purchase admission at the door. View their rates here.
Caribbean Wine, Music, and Food Festival | Linganore Winecellars, Mt. Airy | Saturday-Sunday
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., experience authentic cuisine and delicious wines from Linganore Winecellars. Chill out to the grooves of live music and explore artisan craft booths. Tickets cost $20-$25. Saturday's tickets have sold out, but you can still get them for Sunday. Buy them here!
Delfest | Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland | Multi-day
Started in 2008 by bluegrass legend Del McCoury, experience a lineup of world-class artists throughout the holiday weekend in the breathtaking Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy a variety of activities like yoga, crafts, and food fairs, in addition to the stellar live performances that are sure to rock your world. Tickets are $20-$235.50. You can find out more here!
Hometown Holidays Musicfest | Rockville Town Square | Saturday-Monday
Four different stages will host a diverse lineup of artists ranging from bluegrass to reggae, and the nearby Taste of Rockville will have local vendors serving up delicious cuisine. Festivities will continue all weekend through Memorial Day, so bring family and friends for a rockin' time! Find out more here!
M&T Bank Presents Brew at the Zoo | Maryland Zoo, Baltimore | Saturday-Sunday
Celebrate the beginning of summer with "Brew at the Zoo." From 1 to 7 p.m., attendees can sample over 80 beers, groove to live music, and visit with the animals. All-day zoo admission is included with tickets – it's sure to be wild! Tickets are $24.99-$74.99. Grab them here!
Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K | WinterPlace Park, Salisbury | Saturday
Commemorate military veterans with a 5K at WinterPlace Park. This run includes the new addition of the untimed one-mile fun walk. Runners and walkers alike are welcome to participate! Proceeds go towards the Wicomico War Veterans' Memorial at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Admission is $20-$30. Register here!
Flags In | Arlington National Cemetery | Multi-day
Pay your respects this Memorial Day weekend with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Come see the flags placed at over 228,000 gravesites, a tradition completed by The Old Guard since 1948. Flags will be on display during the cemetery's regular hours. Admission is free and open to the public. Find out more here!
The Avett Brothers | Wolf Trap | Thursday-Saturday
The folk rockers are swinging through Vienna with an anticipated three-day circuit at Wolf Trap. Openers include Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and The Felice Brothers, with all dates opening with Paleface. Tickets are $45-$75. Get them here!
Viva! Vienna! | Vienna Town Green | Saturday-Monday
Celebrate the holiday weekend with good food and good times! This massive community event includes over 300 vendors and activities, games, crafts, performances, and more. Event proceeds will benefit charities and humanitarian groups. Admission is free. Find out more here!
Star-Spangled Salute Presented by the Reston Chorale | Reston Town Center | Saturday
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with music? Catch a free concert at Reston Town Center featuring the Reston Chorale joined by Brass of the Potomac. Feel the patriotic spirit through this moving musical performance. In addition, they will also be accepting items for care packages for service members as well as donations. Find out more here!
Night Hike and S'mores Campfire | Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale | Saturday
Take a hike ... literally! Explore the woods at night with a nature guide and end with s'mores around a campfire. Admission is $7. You can buy your tickets here!
Please Touch Tour | Sully Historic Site, Chantilly | Friday-Sunday
This interactive tour allows guests to touch items from the past, like furniture, clothing, ceramics, and more. Tours will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each hour. Be a part of history! Tickets are between $6-$8. Find more information here.
21st Annual Ride of the Patriots to Rolling Thunder | Patriot Harley-Davidson, Fairfax | Sunday
The annual event honoring military veterans and missing service members is revving its engines once again for Memorial Day weekend. Starting at Fairfax Boulevard, the event will begin with a parade and opening ceremony before thousands of motorcycles ride all the way to the Pentagon. 2019's event will sadly be their last in D.C. – you won't want to miss out! Find out more here!
Memorial Day Weekend in Paradise | Paradise Springs Winery, Clifton | Friday-Monday
Enjoy a classic barbecue this Memorial Day with Rocklands BBQ pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, and potato salad. Imbibe on brews from Solace Brewing Company. No reservations needed. Find out more here!
What are your plans for Memorial Day weekend? Tell us what you'll be doing in the comments!