National Mall


Police Urge National Mall Crowd to Take Shelter During Storm

U.S. Park Police are urging visitors on the National Mall to seek shelter in museums and federal buildings as a thunderstorm moves through the area.



Barry Manilow Headlines ‘Capitol Fourth’ Concert in D.C.

Barry Manilow sang a medley of “Let Freedom Ring” to lead off a booming fireworks display on the National Mall.


Spectators line the National Mall from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to view the Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks display in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Get Around D.C. for Fourth of July

If you’re heading down to D.C. for the Fourth of July holiday, here are the best way to avoid delays and traffic.


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Music, Cultural Celebrations Mark July 4th Festivities in D.C.

A fife and drum corps, parade and concerts on the National Mall will open the Fourth of July festivities in Washington.


Aerial photo of the National Mall. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

New, Healthier Food Options Being Offered on National Mall

New food options are being offered on the National Mall, including some healthy options.


Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol on July 4. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Best Fireworks in Washington, D.C.

It’s not the Fourth of July if there are no fireworks. From nationally televised shows to local community events, Washington, DC has a number of fireworks displays during the holiday.


Recording artist Brad Paisley (C) performs with (L-R) Jeff Cook, Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry of the band Alabama during the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Country Group Alabama to Join July 4 D.C. Concert With Manilow

Country music group Alabama and singers Hunter Hayes, Nicole Scherzinger and Meghan Linsey from “The Voice” are joining the lineup for the Independence Day celebration on the National Mall, along with headliner Barry Manilow.


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D.C. to Launch New Circulator Bus Route on National Mall

District of Columbia officials are launching a new Circulator bus route with stops at tourist sites along the National Mall.


American Idol Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani performs at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert on May 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)

Thousands Attend 26th Annual Memorial Day Concert

An annual memorial day tradition in the District is the PBS Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol — a star-studded event with dramatic readings and documentary footage, and special guests from screen and stage.


Bikers gather near the Pentagon before the "Ride for Freedom." (credit: Steve Dorsey/NewsRadio 99.1)

Annual Rolling Thunder ‘Ride for Freedom’ Honors Veterans

The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation’s capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom.”