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U.S. Marines Sunset Parade

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Address: Marine Barracks, 8th and "I" Streets, Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20390
Phone Number: +1 202-433-6060
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Evening Parade and Arlington Cemetery

As a former Marine, I have seen the Parade on two previous occasions. I wanted very much to bring someone very special to me to the Parade to share this with him. It was an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 May 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

As a former Marine, I have seen the Parade on two previous occasions. I wanted very much to bring someone very special to me to the Parade to share this with him. It was an absolutely 'perfect weather' night and he was amazed as am I each time I see our Marines in all their splendor, precision and perfection. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

As you read the comments in this thread, please keep in mind that there are two different events being discussed here: Sunset Parade and Evening Parade. Both are fantastic. Sunset Parade is held every Tuesday night in the summer at 7pm at the Iwo Jima memorial in Arlington. (Except for August 4 & 11, when it's beginning at 6:30 this... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

I've lived in DC for over a year and this is easily one of my favorite things to see. These are only Tuesday nights in the summer and crowds gather quickly!

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

If you can't make a Tuesday night parade but know you'll be in DC on a Friday, request seats for the Friday night parade at 8th & I Sts SE. There is a website...it's free. Both are dramatic performances but in different ways.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

The interior was stunning so be sure to take your camera. Go on a guided tour to get the information then spend sometime going back over the rooms and building yourself beautiful decor

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Read 'Flags of Our Fathers' to understand the backstory on the statue, the event and the real life soldiers memorialized in bronze. Then go to the Tuesday evening sunset parade for the best in military pageantry and national ceremony. There is also a more musical evening tattoo at the Marine Barracks on 7th Street Southeast. With a lively restaurant and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

If you don't know anyone with connections it can be a challenge. There are limited tickets and they gofast....like within days of going online in the spring. Search early and often. I believe they do have some standby spots at each parade. Truely a bit of Americana not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

One of the most impressive things I've ever seen. Truly moving and awe inspiring for the talent and dedication exhibited by these amazing young Americans. Fabulous musicians and pageantry were on full display! The Silent Drill team left me speechless. A WONDERFUL evening!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

Just get tickets and go. The bands, the marching, the silent drill, and Chesty trotting out. A wonderful way to spend a summer Friday evening. They all look so handsome in those dress blue uniforms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

We had the privilege of not only seeing the parade but also attending a gala dinner beforehand. A truly unforgettable experience

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