As they have done for more than 60 years, Vienna closes down the main drag and puts on quite a party! Everyone is invited to come in costume and parade. This is a very popular, annual event, with 35,000 spectators (!). I have managed to miss it EVERY year, so I don’t have any insider tips to share, unfortunately. This year, I’m going, however, and I hope I see you there, too. Here’s the bad news: you know traffic in Vienna and Tysons Corner during the week is awful at best. Now this. Expect traffic delays, road closures, and detours. Check the website for parking suggestions. If it were me, I would go as early as possible, maybe even take a bus or metro (although that’s a pretty long schelp), or park somewhere and catch an early dinner in town.
If your kids want to march, be sure to assemble by 6:30 p.m. at Virginia Commerce Bank.
7 p.m. – about 8:30 p.m. (Costumed kids gather at 6:30 p.m. at Virginia Commerce Bank)
This is a FREE event.
Maple Avenue (Route 123) from Brand Road to Center Street, Vienna, VA