Memorial Day Festival and Parade
Falls Church City Hall
9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE
For more than a quarter of a century, the City of Falls Church has hosted an annual Memorial Day Festival and Parade on Memorial Day. Festivities include a Veterans ceremony at the Falls Church Veterans Memorial, live entertainment, amusement rides, contests, food and craft vendors, and a lively parade down Park Avenue. Click here for a PDF flyer listing the event schedule.
Memorial Day Jazz Festival
Fort Ward Park, 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria
1-7 p.m. FREE
The City of Alexandria invites the public to attend the 31st Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival. In case of inclement weather, the festival will be relocated to the Lee Center’s Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. The park features amphitheater and grass seating. Festival attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food will be available for purchase, picnic baskets are welcome, and grills are available in the park at the picnic sites. No alcoholic beverages are allowed, and pets should be left at home. For more info, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or the Special Events Office at 703.838.4844.
For Washington DC events, click here for About.com:Washington DC’s list of Memorial Day commemorations in the nation’s capital.