May 08, 2015
One of the best things about spending the weekend in Washington, DC is that there is no shortage of great things to do! Here are some “can’t miss” events this weekend!
Look Up in the Sky!
Today marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, and DC is getting a historic flyover that cannot be missed! One of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled will fly above the national mall in part of a three-day celebration that will coincide with a ceremony for veterans at the World War II Memorial.
The flyover will honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to end the war. The Smithsonian will host special events and activities in honor of VE Day. The flyover will start at the airspace over the WWII Memorial at approximately 12:10 p.m. and will fly from north to south for approximately 40 minutes. The best place to watch will be from anywhere along the national Mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument.
Around the World in DC
Passport DC is DC’s an annual celebration of international culture presented by Cultural Tourism DC and allows visitors to visit the many embassies and cultural organizations around the city. On May 9th from 10 - 4pm the embassies of the European Union will open their doors to the public.
Plan Your Summer Trip to Washington
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