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Memorial Day Events Around the DC Area Pay Tribute, Offer Family Fun

Mark Memorial Day at one of these local parades or events.

National Memorial Day Parade: There are many local parades to choose from, but the biggie is along the mall. The 2017 parade will kick off at 2 p.m. at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, with Ken Burns among the grand marshals. Celebrity guests include Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields; musical guests include Daughtry and the U.S.O. Show Troupe. If you go, be aware that there will be plenty of road closures to deal with; see a list here.

Falls Church Memorial Day Festival & Parade: In addition to a parade, events include a fun run, a veterans ceremony, kids' activities, food and more. The parade begins at 2 p.m., but there's plenty to do before that. See the 2017 schedule here.

Viva Vienna: Head to Vienna for a Memorial Day tribute, as well as music, rides, crafts, food and a kids' stage. See the entertainment lineup here and the full schedule here.

Rockville Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade: More than 60 parade units will roll through Rockville, including marching bands, drill and majorette units, floats and more, planners say. Find more information here.

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