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The Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. starts at 8:45 p.m. Gates are open from 7 to 8 p.m. The ceremony, held every Friday evening during the summer, has become a universal symbol of the professionalism, discipline, and Esprit de Corps of the United States Marines. Whether they be aboard ships, in foreign embassies, at recruit depots, in divisions, or in the many positions and places where Marines serve, the individual Marine continually tells the story of the Corps.



The 2022 Parade Season is here! Beginning Friday, May 6, Evening Parades will be open to the public. Navigate to the “Parade Schedule & Reservations tab to reserve your tickets. 


Public Health Information

Marine Barracks Washington will continue to follow DoD guidelines and CDC recommendations in order to ensure the safety of the Marines, Sailors, and our community. Masks are not required for guests. Persons displaying any of the following symptoms are asked not to attend the parade: nausea, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, or diarrhea. 


Shuttle Service

For a flat rate of $10, guests attending the parade may park at Maritime Plaza.

Shuttle service will run from Maritime Plaza to Marine Barracks Washington from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Shuttle service returning to Maritime Plaza will run from 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.



Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., is within easy walking distance (four blocks south) of the Metro's Eastern Market exit (blue/orange/silver lines) at Pennsylvania and 8th Street, SE. A variety of restaurants and shops are conveniently located along the way to the "Oldest Post of the Corps."


inclement weather 

Due to weather, parades can be cancelled. Because Marine Barracks Washington D.C. is dedicated to showcasing ceremonial excellence, typically a Sunset or Evening Parade will not be canceled until right before show time. Please go to our Facebook or Instagram pages for immediate information about parade cancelations. 


weapons policy

Please note that weapons are not permitted at Marine Barracks Washington, except for officially credentialed federal law enforcement agents, to include D.C. Metropolitan Police. Any form of weapon, to include, but not limited to, knives, pocket tools, firearms, stun guns, batons and mace, will be confiscated prior to any Evening Parade. Nonfederal law enforcement officials may turn side arms over to the Barracks guards prior to the parade. Any other visitors carrying firearms will not be permitted to enter. Any confiscated items will be held by Barracks guards and returned at the conclusion of the parade.