Weekend Round Up May 22, 2014

The Capital Wheel  opens May 23.
The Capital Wheel opens May 23.

The Capital Wheel Opening

May 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 AM | info@thecapitalwheel.com | Tel: 1 (877) NATLHBR | Event Website

The Capital Wheel at National Harbor is poised to become a must-see destination when it opens to the public on Friday, May 23 in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Soaring 180-feet above the Potomac River, The Capital Wheel will join a roster of large-scale observation wheels around the globe.

Address

165 Waterfront St.; National Harbor, MD 20745

8th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Festival

May 23rd, 2014 at 06:00 PM | $75 per person | gretchen@cfsomd.org | Tel: 240-670-4483 (GIVE) | Event Website

Cattails and Cocktails Reception and Dinner

Mingle with artists from the region as they show off their fine art photography, wildfowl carvings, hand carved decoys, oil paintings,jewelry, birdhouses, miscellaneous wood carvings, antique and collectible decoys and more.

Bring your decoys to get free decoy appraisals and identifications. Sportsman Pavilion. Live Auction preview. Bourbon, Rye and Wine Tastings.

Address

42455 Fairgrounds Rd; Leonardtown, MD 20650

The National Memorial Day Parade

May 24th, 2014 at 02:00 PM | Event Website

the National Memorial Day Parade will commence at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. It will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. Participants will pass by the nation’s monuments, museums, and hundreds of thousands of spectators waving their flags and cheering for our country’s heroes – the men and women who wear the uniform of our armed forces.

Address

Corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW

ViVa! Vienna!

May 24th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | info@vivavienna.org | Event Website

a family and community oriented celebration of Memorial Day and the greater Vienna Community spirit. Amusement rides, food, crafts, vendors and entertainment - fun for all ages!

Vendors include handcraft artisans, retail vendors, professionals, political parties and candidates, and community and non-profit organizations.

100% of proceeds go to charitable, community and humanitarian organizations.

Address

245 Maple Ave W; Vienna, VA 22180

55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour

May 24th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | $25.00/children 12 and under free | Betsy@trinityupperville.org | Tel: (540)592-3711 | Event Website

Many of the beautiful stables and equestrian properties of Middleburg and Upperville will open their gates to the public as part of the 55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour. The tour is self-guided with an easy-to-follow map and booklet provided with ticket purchase.

Address

Trinity Episcopal Church; 9108 John Mosby Highway; Upperville, VA 20184

Sunset Celebration

May 24th, 2014 at 06:00 PM | $18, adults; $12, children ages 6-11; and free for five and under. | info@mountvernon.org | Tel: 7037802000 | Event Website

Mount Vernon invites visitors to an unforgettable evening experience. Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, an event over Memorial Day weekend, offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors may take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase, and delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides.

Address

George Washington's Mount Vernon; 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway; Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Memorial Day tours of Soldiers' Home National Cemetery

May 26th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | Free | LincolnsCottage@savingplaces.org | Tel: 202-829-0436 | Event Website

Commemorate Memorial Day with guided tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home (USSAH) National Cemetery, the first National Cemetery created during the Civil War and the predecessor to Arlington National Cemetery.

10:00 am: Wreath-laying at the USSAH National Cemetery, with brief remarks from the Armed Forces Retirement Home and President Lincoln’s Cottage

10:45 am: Guided tour of USSAH National Cemetery

12:30 pm: Guided tour of USSAH National Cemetery

Address

President Lincoln's Cottage; Upshur St NW at Rock Creek Church Rd NW

Memorial Day Weekend at the Navy Memorial

May 26th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | Free and open to the public | julia@lindarothpr.com | Tel: (703) 417-2709 | Event Website

Memorial Day Weekend events featuring commemorative wreath laying ceremonies with Rolling Thunder, the Fleet Reserve Association and the Navy Band and Ceremonial Guard, author presentations from the Veteran’s Writing Project, and musical performances at the United States Navy Memorial. Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 26.

Address

United States Navy Memorial; Naval Heritage Center; 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

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