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Special Events in May
The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to be followed by an observance program hosted by the Department of Defense in Arlington’s Memorial Amphitheater. A prelude by the United States Marine Band will begin in the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m.
Both the wreath-laying ceremony and the observance program are free and open to the general public. No tickets are needed to attend these events. Space is limited to standing room only for the wreath-laying ceremony and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to be at the Tomb of the Unknowns or seated in the amphitheater by 9:30 a.m.
Free parking is available for vehicles in the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. A free shuttle service will provide transportation to the Memorial Amphitheater beginning at 8 a.m. Walking to the amphitheater is prohibited. After the observance, shuttles will provide transportation back to the Welcome Center until 2 p.m.
The City of Alexandria invites the public to the 38th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on Monday, May 25, beginning at 1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St. David Muse, WPFW Radio Jazz Show host, will emcee the program. Admission is free.
The Jazz Festival will feature a variety of talented musicians and diverse styles of jazz throughout the day. Click here for more details.
35th Annual Herndon Festival May 28-31, 2015 in historic Downtown Herndon, VA. Throughout the four-day event, there will be two fireworks displays, an arts and craft show, business expo, 10K/5K races and fitness expo, and a Kids’ Alley where children can have a hands-on art experience. Two must sees this year, check out the Roller Derby demo on Thursday at 7pm and the Wind Art Display
34th Annual Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival May 30-31, 2015 Bull Run Special Events Center, Centreville, VA. Wine, food and entertainment.
Springfield Days May 30-31, 2015. Springfield Days is a community-wide celebration that takes place the weekend after Memorial Day each year in Springfield, Virginia. It’s fun for the entire family with events taking place throughout the weekend and at various locations. Join us.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Springfield Days Stride – 8:30 a.m.
PetFest – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Market Expo – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Farmers Market – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Car Show – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Cardboard Boat Regatta – 10:00 a.m. boat registration, 2:00 p.m. races begin.