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Last Sunday in October. Halloween. There’s no official celebration, but costumed shenanigans seem to get bigger every year. Grownups trick or treat at embassies or participate in costumed pub crawls throughout the city. Giant block parties take place in the Dupont Circle neighborhood (including a Drag Queen High Heel race held the Tuesday before Halloween at 17th and Q streets) and in Georgetown. Check the Washington Post for special parties and activities. October 31. N OVEMBER Veterans Day. The nation’s war dead are honored with a wreath-laying ceremony at 11am at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery followed by a memorial service.

Com. Check there for airport information, or call & 703/417-8000. For Metro information, call & 202/637-7000. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 26 miles outside the capital, in Chantilly, Virginia, a 35- to 45-minute ride to downtown in non-rush-hour traffic. Of the three airports, Dulles handles more daily flights, with more than 30 airlines flying nonstop to 127 destinations, including 43 foreign cities. And though the airport is not as convenient to the heart of Washington as National, it’s more convenient than BWI (see below), thanks to an uncongested airport access road that travels half the distance toward Washington.

Call P L A N N I N G YO U R T R I P TO WA S H I N G TO N , D. C . 32 WA S H I N G TO N , D. C . , C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S 3 Memorial Day. S. Navy Memorial (& 202/737-2300). A National Memorial Day Parade marches from the Capitol, down Constitution Avenue, to the White House. On the Sunday before Memorial Day, the National Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert at 8pm on the West Lawn of the Capitol to honor the sacrifices of American servicemen and servicewomen (& 202/619-7222). And one other thing: Hundreds of thousands of bikers from around the country roll into town in an annual tribute called “Rolling Thunder,” to pay tribute to America’s war veterans, prisoners of war, and those missing in action (www.

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