Memorial Day 2013 will start out in the 60s but quickly warm into the mid-70s under sunny skies, according to local forecasters. Temperatures will fall through the 60s and into the upper 50s overnight Monday into Tuesday.
If you're a last-minute planner, here’s a round-up of a few things happening locally:
- Traveling to the beach or out of town? Check out: Gas Prices Up Ahead of Memorial Day.
Wreath-Laying Ceremony, Concert at Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery plans a wreath-laying ceremony and concert at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27. A public observance gathering will follow. The entire cemetery will be decorated with flags throughout Memorial Day Weekend. More information on Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day events is here.
Additional Wreath-Laying Ceremonies
- 9 a.m. Monday May 27 at the World War II Memorial
- 9 a.m. Monday, May 27 at the Air Force Memorial
- 1 p.m. Monday, May 27 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
National Memorial Day Parade in DC
The annual National Memorial Day Parade in DC features a tribute to Sept. 11 victims, a salute to the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan. The parade starts Monday at 2 p.m. and runs along Constitutional Avenue between 7th and 17th streets NW.More information on the National Memorial Day Parade is here. Can’t make it? The parade will bestreamed live online and broadcast on television.
Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival
1 – 7 p.m. Monday, May 27 at Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. in Alexandria. Big band, swing and other jazz music. See more about the Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival here.
Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 27. The festival includes pony rides, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and a parade. See more about the Falls Church Memorial Day Festival here.
Saturday through Monday, May 25 – 27 in Vienna. The community festival includes food, crafts, music, carnival rides and more. More about Viva Vienna is available here.
How are you celebrating Memorial Day this year? Tell us in the comments!