SIGNS ARE GOING UP - This one was spotted today at the Wiehle-Reston East METRO subway stop - just a short walk away from Athletes Village. What do you think? #fairfax2015
FREE TICKET ALERT - One of the most iconic American symbols is the Washington Monument - the world's tallest free-standing stone structure, towering more than 555 feet (169 meters). We recommend pre-ordering tickets online via the US Park Service - going FAST to summer tourists. Very small $1.50 fee on the free ticket. Fee free tickets available same day on a first come first serve basis. 1.usa.gov/1JcbEMP
TICKET ALERT - One of the hottest tourist tickets in town (FREE TICKETS) is the tour of the United States Capitol Building. If you don't have a ticket you cannot do the tour. The tickets scheduled during our Fairfax 2015 Games are going fast. Tickets prior to our Games are already gone. To get your FREE TICKETS go here: 1.usa.gov/1Jc7KUh and book online! It's simple and free.
We have 4 special events during Fairfax 2015. Registration for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial closes May 31 or when full. Tickets are going fast - only 160 seats remain. You must ride our bus to the memorial - no private vehicles are permitted. Get more info here: bit.ly/1Jc6mB6
WORLDWIDE ATHLETES - Take in a baseball game during your stay at your Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games. Our honmetown Washington Nationals are in town on June 24-25 vs Braves & July 3-8 vs Giants and Reds. Easy ride to the stadium via METRO subway. Purchase tickets here: goo.gl/G7Hge
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY from our Fairfax 2015 Honorary Board Chair, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe surrounded by the Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society. #saintpatricksday - feeling festive
TODAY IS THE DAY! Athletes and visitors coming to the 2015 World Police & Fire Games who wish to tour the White House during your visit can submit your request starting TODAY (6 months out). US citizens submit request through your Member of Congress website. Foreign citizens must submit your request through your embassy in Washington, D.C. More info here: www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours-and-events
CONCERT ALERT - TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, 8 NOVEMBER AT 10:00AM ET: The Foo Fighters are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a huge Fourth of July blowout here in Washington, D.C. at RFK Stadium - the venue for our Fairfax 2015 Opening Ceremonies. Also included with the concert - Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, Trouble Funk, Trombone Shorty, Buddy Guy and Gary Clark Jr. The concert is on our 9th day of the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games starting at 2PM ET leading up to the...CONCERT ALERT - TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, 8 NOVEMBER AT 10:00AM ET: The Foo Fighters are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a huge Fourth of July blowout here in Washington, D.C. at RFK Stadium - the venue for our Fairfax 2015 Opening Ceremonies. Also included with the concert - Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, Trouble Funk, Trombone Shorty, Buddy Guy and Gary Clark Jr. The concert is on our 9th day of the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games starting at 2PM ET leading up to the huge Independence Day fireworks display on the National Mall just blocks from the stadium. This concert is not affiliated with this event. TICKETMASTER: goo.gl/a121GP Show more
Just announced today is the opening of the ALL NEW Silver Line of our regional METRO subway system. The Silver Line runs from Athlete's Village into the entire National Capital Region. This provides you easy access to Opening Ceremonies on 26 June as well as the amazing fireworks display in Washington, D.C. on 4 July 2015. Watch this video to learn more about how this new line will serve you during your Games.
ALL NEW ATTRACTION! The Capital Wheel opens TODAY at the National Harbor - the venue for our Fairfax 2015 Dragon Boat Races next summer. 42 climate controlled gondolas holding 336 passengers providing amazing views of Washington, D.C., Virginia and the Potomac River.
A MUST SEE: The Washington Monument has REOPENED after a long 3 year renovation project. You can once again travel to the top of the 555 ft centerpiece to Washington, D.C. When you visit you can get FREE tickets at the booth located along 15th Street in front of the monument daily at 8:30AM on the same day first come first served. 1 person can obtain up to 6 tickets. You can pre-order your tickets to avoid the lines or for larger groups by calling 1.877.559.6777. A service charge of $1.50US...
At the National Zoo here in Washington, D.C. our new baby panda Bao Bao is busy exploring with Mei Xiang nearby in our beautiful weather today. You can easily visit this incredible zoo FREE OF CHARGE when you come to our Games in 2015. The National Zoo is easily accessible off the METRO rail (RED LINE).
GOOD NEWS! After nearly 3 years of repairs from the Mineral, Va. quake, our Washington Monument reopens May 12!
INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES: A popular question is 'Which airport do I fly into for Fairfax 2015?' Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) which is just 10km from the Athlete Village - Reston Town Center. Please share with your friends in your country.
USA ATHLETES: For airports you have two options. You can fly into the beautiful Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) just outside of Washington, D.C. and take the METRO subway to the Athlete Village. You can also fly into Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) which is just 6mi from the Athlete Village - Reston Town Center
When you visit us for the Games, make sure you take a tour of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Here is a view INSIDE the dome that you are familiar with. Many references to the old England in the mural.
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