Fun DC Attractions to Check Out this Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2019

Visiting Washington, DC is a great way to spend Memorial Day weekend and the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer. If you’re planning to get purchase a bus ticket to DC and want to make your trip as enjoyable as possible, our BestBus team has a few recommendations for activities in the nation’s capital.

Take a look at the best things this start-of-summer holiday has to offer in Washington!

The National Memorial Day Parade

As the largest Memorial Day Parade in the country, the National Memorial Day Parade has everything you could ask for: marching bands, performers, youth groups, and more. The televised parade honors those who have served or are presently serving in the United States military. The parade is scheduled for Monday, May 27 at 2 p.m. Just make sure to arrive early if you want to get a good view.

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally

With over 900,000 riders, this event brings together motorcycle riders from all over the U.S. to honor POWs and MIAs who served during the Vietnam War. Often called a “ride for freedom,” it features a route that begins at the Pentagon and goes through West Potomac Park. The final Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally takes place on Sunday, May 26.

National Memorial Day Concert

A salute to the sacrifice made by both men and women in uniform and their families, PBS’s National Memorial Day Concert is a free event that takes place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will host the proceedings, and the concert will feature many celebrity performers. The event takes place on Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m., so carve out some time on your schedule after getting your bus tickets to DC!

National Memorial Day Choral Festival

If you’re looking for a powerful concert experience, head to the Kennedy center on Sunday, May 26 and take in the National Memorial Day Choral Festival. With a 300-voice choir along with the U.S. Air Force Orchestra, the performance features both singers and musicians coming together and performing patriotic songs to honor the soldiers that fell defending the U.S.

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If you want bus tickets to DC to experience any of the above events, our team at BestBus can help. Whether you need help with stop locations or have questions about our services, we can help you make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Contact our team today at (888) 888-3269 for more information.