Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to view/watch the parade?


Where is the best place to watch the parade?


What day/time is the parade?


What is the best metro stop?



Will the parade be televised?




Is there parking available?


Contact Us

For additional questions/information about the parade, contact us:

The American Veterans Center

1100 N. Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22201


No, the National Memorial Day Parade is free and open to the public! No tickets are required to attend.

Anywhere along the parade route – Constitution Ave from 7th-17th Street, NW. The National Archives steps provide a great view.  Please note, there is no reserved seating available, so please arrive early. Bring your own lawn chairs if you wish to sit.

Monday, May 30, 2016, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

The National Archives/Penn Quarter/Navy Memorial stop on the Green and Yellow lines are located one block from the route.  Federal Triangle & Smithsonian on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines are also a short walk from the route. 

The parade will be broadcast LIVE nationwide on REELZ Channel and to our troops serving around the world on American Forces Network, as well as locally in Washington, DC on NewsChannel 8.  You can also watch the parade’s broadcast streaming online at

Due to the number of events on Memorial Day, parking is limited around the National Mall.  Visit our Official Parking Partners at Parking Panda to reserve parking in advance.

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