Marine Barracks Washington
8th & I
Washington, D.C.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The 2016 parade season has come to a close and we at the Barracks would like to say “thank you” for your continued support and enthusiasm. It is because of you that the traditions of Marine Barracks Washington live on and the parades are successful events year after year. The dates of the 2017 Marine Barracks Washington evening and sunset parades season will be published on this site on or about March 1st, 2017. At that time, the online reservation system will be available to receive requests. We encourage you to visit our website for any parade season information updates.

Evening parades will be conducted every Friday at 8:45 p.m. beginning early May and continuing through the end of August. Seating for the evening parade generally requires a reservation and can be requested online by accessing this website once the dates are made available. We also have a general admissions line at each Friday evening parade that we use to fill any unclaimed seats. Seats are released at 8:00 pm each Friday evening and are filled on a first come, first served basis.

The sunset parades will be conducted every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. beginning in early June, and will continue through the second Tuesday in August. Parades in August begin at 6:30 p.m. Parades at the Marine Corps War Memorial are "open seating" and reservations are not required.

For any questions or concerns not addressed on our website, feel free to email the Protocol Office at

Thank you again for your interest and continued support.

Desiree Sanchez
Capt Desiree Sanchez
Director of Protocol
Marine Barracks Washington