Memorial Weekend in the Nation’s Capital: Honoring Those Who Served (photos)

May 31, 2022

“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” — anonymous  For most Americans, the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, conjuring up images of cook-outs and visits […]

D.C. Fire Dept. Celebrates 150 Years of Service with Historic Parade (photos)

May 16, 2022

The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department celebrated its 150th Anniversary with a historic parade down Constitution Avenue in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 14. It was […]

D.C. Celebrates Emancipation Day with Parade (photos)

April 17, 2022

April 16, 1862 marked the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. On that date, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act effectively granting freedom to 3,100 enslaved […]

National Cherry Blossom Parade Returns (photos)

April 11, 2022

After a three-year pause, thousands returned once again to Constitution Ave. in Washington D.C. on Saturday April 9 to witness and enjoy the live spectacle of the National Cherry Blossom […]

Parade Honoring George Washington Returns to Alexandria (photos)

February 22, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 edition of the George Washington Birthday Parade returned to the streets of Old Town Alexandria on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 21. Taking advantage of unseasonably […]

D.C. Petal Procession Features Cherry Blossom-Themed Cars (photos)

April 12, 2021

On April 10, a mini parade of painted vehicles passed in front of the National Archives building on its way to visit all eight wards of Washington, D.C.

Celebrating George Washington’s Birthday in Alexandria (photos)

February 18, 2020

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson and Town Crier Ben Fiore-Walker were joined on the parade’s reviewing stand by George and Martha Washington themselves.

D.C. Celebrates Chinese Year of the Rat (photos)

January 27, 2020

Crowds lined the streets surrounding the Chinatown neighborhood in Washington, D.C., to usher in the Year of the Rat at the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade on Sunday, January 26. […]

Latino Culture on Display at Fiesta DC (photos)

October 1, 2018

A highlight of the two-day festival is the Parade of Nations on Constitution Avenue, featuring native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as groups from local civic and cultural organizations and schools.

Independence Day in the Nation’s Capital (photos)

July 5, 2018

After the 3rd U.S. Infantry Fife and Drum Corps performed, Abigail and John Adams, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington read the Declaration of Independence aloud.