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February 16, 2007

Weekend Watch: Everybody loves a parade

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Since there's alleged to be a slight "warming trend" chipping away at the ice and snow this weekend, it's worth bundling up and heading to one of the area parades. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you already know how much I like parade-outings for little ones - It's free, it's outside in the fresh air, you can come and go as needed, it's often metro-accessible, and most small children love it.

On Sunday, it's the Chinese New Year Parade in downtown DC, starting at 6th and H Sts. NW from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be food vendors and restaurant specials in the neighborhood, and the parade itself features the traditional colorful dragons, dancers, and marching bands. As well as - and be forewarned if you have a kiddo who is scared of loud noise - the traditional ginormous firecracker.

And on Monday, President's Day - a holiday for fed workers and many others - check out the George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town! Starts at 1 p.m. and will run about two hours. The biggest of its kind in the country! Starts at South St. Asaph & Wilkes Sts., and the route moves north on St. Asaph from there. For the parade route map, click here.

Posted by Sarah at 10:12 AM.