Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday Events
Big Weekend Care Camps
Come Camp and Care with Us! Stay at a participating KOA campground on May 10 & 11, 2024, and 50%* of the cost of the site on the second night will be donated to Care Camps! Your stay will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer, by helping raise funds for medically supervised Care Camps across North America. These camps give kids with cancer a chance to attend a summer camp and just be a kid again. Funds raised from the Saturday, May 11 campground donation support the KOA Care Camps Trust, which distributes more than $1 million annually to support 125+ Care Camps. Learn more at koacarecamps.org. * Only valid at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Only KOA Rewards discounts apply. For more information, please call 800-562-0248 and reference the hot deal code: BWCC.
Local Area Events
National Christmas Tree
In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse to light a 48-foot fir tree decorated with 2,500 electric bulbs in red, white and green, as a local choir and a “quartet” from the U.S. Marine Band performed. Decades later, this American holiday tradition continues to bring citizens together to share in a message of hope and peace.
Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC, and celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Today's Festival now spans four weeks and welcomes more than 1.5 million people to enjoy diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.
There's no better place to spend Memorial Day than Washington, DC. Memorials are our specialty, and the city celebrates with unique and meaningful events and exhibits designed to recognize the selfless service of our active duty military and veterans. Experience the country's largest Memorial Day parade and more during this start-of-summer holiday. Check out https://washington.org/visit-dc/things-to-do-memorial-day-weekend-washington-dc for more information.