Memorial Day Weekend: The Unofficial Start to Summer

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Memorial Day Weekend starts in just 2 days and O So Chic is O So Excited! Not only is this weekend one of the most popular travel times in the U.S., it is also the unofficial beginning of Summer. From coast to coast, this will be an activity filled weekend. From Memorial Day Parade to art festivals, carnivals to beach parties — there is something for everyone.

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D.C Metro


Take a stroll through the National Mall and visit its many landmarks, including the Washington Monument, the National World War II Memorial and what will soon be the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.

The National Memorial Day Parade is held annually in DC to commemorate military officers from the Revolutionary War to the present. It begins at 2pm on Constitution Avenue in D.C.Parade information is here

31st Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival
Fort Ward Park — Alexandria, VA
Event info is here

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Atlanta


20th Annual Caribbean Carnival


There will definitely be tons of jumping & waving in Hotlanta. Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is celebrating two decades of culture and unity Memorial Day Weekend. Queen pageants, steel pan music and brightly adorned mas troupes will make this a truly color & festive experience. Go to Atlanta Carnival for schedule of events and location information.


20th Annual Decatur Arts Festival

A weekend of art, film, dance, literature and even a separate children’s arts festival. For more information on the festival go to Decatur Arts Festival

31st Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival

According to Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin:

The festival was formed to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our city and has blossomed into a celebration of our nation’s contribution to human expression. Music heals. It reaches deep within the human soul and soothes and nourishes the empty hearted and cultivates the spirit of community that surges through the City of Atlanta. (Atlanta Festivals)

for more information go to Atlanta Festivals

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Fleet Week

Have you noticed throngs of men and women in uniform today? Well, Fleet Week has arrived. This week of military demos and exhibitions, commemorates the “sea branches” of the U.S. military — Navy, Marines & Coast Guards. For more information, go here

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a popular destination during Fleet Week. For museum information go here

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Nothing says summer like hot dogs and sporting events. The Bronx-bombers are playing home games Memorial Day Weekend against the Seattle Mariners. Ticket info is here

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Miami

Since this is the unofficial start to Summer, people flock to Miami in droves.


Urban Beach Week

The 9th Annual Urban Beach Week is back in town. An easy breakdown of the activities: Bbqs and beach parties in the day and hob-knobbing with celebrities at Miami’s hottest clubs at night — for 3 days straight !!!

Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival

Comedians and comediennes of ComicView fame will be in Miami bring laughter to the masses. Bruce Bruce, Sommore (Celebrity Fit Club), Marvin Dixon, Melanie Camacho and Lavell are the shows featured acts. Ticket information is here

Looking to shop• eat• be merry in MIA? Head over to CocoWalk & Mayfair in Miami’s Coconut Grove

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