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March in Washington, DC

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March in Washington, DC

March is one of those months in DC when it could snow one day and be in the low 70s the next. But Washingtonians start gearing up for Spring with lots of fun activities and events. So it’s a great time of year to visit, just be prepared for any type of weather.

WEATHER: According to the 2011 Farmer’s Almanac, the average temperature in Washington during March this year is going to be about 39 degrees and we’re expecting 1.5 inches of rain, which are both below average. The beginning of the month is expected to be sunny and cold, then turn into rain, mixed in with some sunny cool days for the rest of the month.

WHAT TO PACK: Since the forecasters are predicting rain, bring any and all water resistant jackets and shoes. Umbrellas would be good too, with some sweaters and pants and other layering types of clothes.

MARCH EVENTS:

National Capital Boat Show: March 11 – March 13, 2011, Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Town, Alexandria: March 13, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, D.C.: March 13, 2011 at noon. The parade route runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, NW. You’ll need to purchase $15 tickets if you want to sit in the grandstand seats.

Suntrust National Marathon: March 26, 2011 at 7 AM.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 26 – April 10, 2011 at the Tidal Basin. A kite festival will be held March 27, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

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