Things to Know Before You Come
Area closures and controlled access will affect your ability to navigate to and around the National Mall and Memorial Parks during this event. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use public transportation to attend the festivities. See Directions for details.
Health and Safety
Heat-related illness commonly occurs during this event. Prepare yourself with adequate food, water, and shade to avoid becoming a victim of a life-threatening heat-related illness. The following pages offer more specific information:
Safety - Prepare for heat and sun!
Medical Tents - Get medical assistance at these locations.
Essential to Bring - Bring plenty of water and food to sustain yourself through the day.
Lost and Found - What to do if you lose or find an item, or to report lost persons.