Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend on The Hill (or at least near it)
Things to Do for Memorial Day Weekend 2013 in the DC Area
1. Jazz in the Garden: This free concert series will kick off Memorial Day weekend, and features a multitude of jazz artist and a variety of styles. Listen to salsa, blusion, afrofunk and more, held every Friday at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. For its 13th year, Ruthie and the Wranglers will perform. May 24, 5-8:30pm, for more info go to nga.gov.
2. National Memorial Day Concert: Celebrate Memorial Day with honor at the *free* National Memorial Day Concert by the National Symphony Orchestra. Featuring appearances by singer/songwriter Chris Mann, plus mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins (and more), one can truly honor the servicemen and women while listening to classical tunes on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capital building. May 26, 8pm, for more info go to pbs.org/memorialdayconcert.
3. Delaplane Strawberry Festival: Strawberries are a mercurial fruit, only sprouting for about one good month of the year. That’s all the more reason to head to the Strawberry Festival in Delaplane, VA, for their annual event. How can you pass up fresh fruit, sweet sundaes, strawberry shortcake and a slew of family activities? Answer: you can’t. May 25-26, 10am-5pm, for more info call 540-592-3556.
4. Dubsplash: Womp-womp-womp your way over to the Capital Skyline Hotel for the first of many “Dubsplash” pool party events. Held every Saturday and Sunday, folks can enjoy DJs, cocktails, food, and whatever else it is young people do when they get drunk and go swimming together. May 25-26, 11am-9pm, for more information go to capitalskyline.com, or call 202-488-7500.
Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Events in the DC Area
Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Events in the DC Area
|Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals||MLB||5/24/13||DC|
|Knife Party with Des McMahon and Jack Beats||Concert||5/24/13||DC|
|Washington National Opera: Show Boat – Washington||Broadway||5/24/13||DC|
|Company – Arlington||Broadway||5/24/13||Arlington|
|Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals||MLB||5/25/13||DC|
|Portland Timbers at DC United||MLS||5/25/13||DC|
|Washington National Opera: Show Boat – Washington||Broadway||5/25/13||DC|
|Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals||MLB||5/26/13||DC|
|Kelly Rowland with The Dream and The-Dream||Concert||5/26/13||DC|
|2 Chainz with Backyard Band||Concert||5/26/13||DC|
|Show Boat – Washington||Broadway||5/26/13||DC|
|Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals||MLB||5/27/13||DC|
|Eastern Conf Semifinals: TBD at Washington Capitals – Home Game 3 (Date TBA)||NHL||5/27/13||DC|
Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Concerts in the DC Area
Memorial Day Weekend Movies in the DC Area
Movies Opening In Theaters:
Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Now You See Me