• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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    The G.W. Parkway will be closed from Mount Vernon Circle to Old Town, Alexandria during a footrace event. Two sections of southbound traffic will remain open to southbound traffic: Old Town to Belle Haven Rd. and Vernon View Dr. to Stratford Ln. More »

Event Details

  • Every Saturday Weekly from 06/07/2014 to 08/30/2014

    Location: Netherlands Carillon | Map Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Phone Number: 703-289-2553

Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon's 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Families with children are welcome.

There are few benches on the carillon grounds, so bring your own blanket or folding chairs if you would like to sit. Sunshades and free-standing tents are allowed, but stakes are not, so please prepare an alternate way to steady your tent in the wind.

The carillon and US Marine Corps War Memorial are part of the Trash Free Parks program. There are no trash cans nearby. If you plan to bring a picnic, make sure you bring a trash bag so that you can take your trash with you when you leave.

Guest Artists

May 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Edward Nassor of Fairfax, Virginia

June 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Donald R. Traser of Richmond, Virginia

June 14 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Edward Nassor of Fairfax, Virginia

June 21 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Robert Grogan of Silver Spring, Maryland

June 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Edward Nassor of Fairfax, Virginia

July 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Edward Nassor of Fairfax, Virginia

July 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm
John Widmann of Frederick, Maryland

July 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Buck Lyon-Vaiden of Hampstead, Maryland

July 26 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Julia Littleton of Bristow, Virginia

August 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Edward Nassor of Fairfax, Virginia

August 9 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Lisa Lonie of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

August 16 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Tiffany Lin of Washington, D.C.

August 23 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Margaret Pan of Hyattsville, Maryland

August 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Edward Nassor of Fairfax, Virginia

September 1 from 2pm to 4 pm
Edward Nassor of Fairfax, Virginia