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Friday's Mall fireworks are up in the air -- figuratively

Officials say they're looking at the weather and taking a wait-and-see approach.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 06:55am EDT

Tags: fireworks, Andrew Mollenbeck, Fourth of July

Crowds and traffic for the Fourth of July: Caution is the key

Heading down to the National Mall for the Fourth of July? Between the traffic, the parking and the crowds, it's going to be an experience.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 06:42am EDT

Tags: Fourth of July, July 4, dave dildine, traffic,

Proposal would mean underground parking at the National Mall

There could be invisible construction on the National Mall in a few years. An underground parking lot would solve a lot of problems, proponents say, including giving tourists a place to park, use the restroom and get tour buses off the streets.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:44pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, parking lot, National Mall Underground

Feds force food trucks off National Mall

The U.S. Park Police has issued a warning to food trucks parked along the National Mall - leave or face a penalty.

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 07:58am EDT

Tags: food trucks, Nick Iannelli, D.C.

Folklife Festival kicks off; brings magic of China, Kenya to D.C.

The 48th Smithsonian Folklife Festival got underway Wednesday and the event will focus on cultures in China and Kenya this time around.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 05:13pm EDT

Tags: folklife festival, Smithsonian Institution, John Aaron

More than a week until Independence Day: Time to start planning

Independence Day is nine days away, but for those heading to the National Mall to watch the fireworks, it's not too early to plan.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 05:44am EDT

Tags: Dick Uliano, Fourth of July, fireworks

Folklife Festival feels squeeze from new Mall regulations

A project set to begin in August will transform a heavily-used, unsightly section of turf into patch worthy of a golf course -- and lots of events and rallies. The upgrades, however, usher in new restrictions on events and the footprints they leave behind.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:39am EDT

Tags: Andrew Mollenbeck, Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Astronomers gather on National Mall for festival Friday

The annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall begins at 6 p.m. tonight.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 10:46am EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, space place

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