Rolling Thunder (RT)
Time & Location
About the Event
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 22nd
5 PM - Washington National Cathedral - 'Blessing of the Bikes'
9 PM - Candle Light Vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Saturday, May 23rd
9 AM- 9 PM Thunder Alley The official vendor site for the 2020 Demonstration Run is on 22nd Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Official Rolling Thunder Washington, DC, Inc patches, pins and T-shirts are on sale in Thunder Alley, along with food and biker related goods.
Sunday, May 24th
6 AM - Reveille - Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Wake-up call for all riders taking part in the 2020 First Amendment Demonstration Run. Bikers rally in the North and South Pentagon parking lots at 7 AM for a noon departure.
9 AM - Thunder Alley Opens: Location: 22nd and Constitution Ave NW
12 PM - 2020 First Amendment Demonstration Run
First Amendment Demonstration Run - Bikes leave the North Pentagon parking lot to begin their run through the Mall area. After the run, police will direct riders to West Potomac Park, where they will pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters.
1:30 PM - 2020 Demonstration Run Speakers Program (Lincoln Memorial)
3 PM - Musical tribute to Veterans - TBA
8 PM - Memorial Day Concert - at the Capitol.
Monday, May 25th - Memorial Day
9 AM - 5 PM - Thunder Alley is Open at 22nd and Constitution Ave
9 AM - WWII Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony
11 AM - Wreath Laying Ceremony - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery.
1 PM - Vietnam Veterans Wreath laying ceremony
2 PM - Annual Memorial Day Observance at Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Honoring the fallen service men and women of the Vietnam War.
2 PM - National Memorial Day Parade - Marching bands and veterans' units from all 50 states. Begins at the corner of Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street Northwest.
3 PM - National Moment of Remembrance