March Schedule of Events
Events and activities observing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will be held throughout the National Mall, and across the city and country from August 17th to August 28th, 2013.
· Freedom Festival- featuring education, entertainment and activities that focus on advancing freedom throughout the world. The Freedom Festival is scheduled for West Potomac Park (near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial) on Friday 8/23 from 12pm to 7pm, Saturday 8/24 from 3pm to 7pm and Sunday 8/25 from 12pm to 7pm.
· Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony- President Obama and other speakers at the Lincoln Memorial will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech on Wednesday 8/28 from 11:30am to 4pm.
For more info on upcoming events sponsored by National Mall and Memorial Parks see http://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/events.htm.
For the full schedule of activities commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington see www.officialmlkdream50.com.
Did You Know?
The Washington Monument was damaged in an earthquake on August 23, 2011. Crews assessed the damage and found stones that were cracked, broken, and displaced throughout the structure.