Tuesday, March 13th
8:00pm - 9:00pm
"This is the only time of year when downtown traffic is remotely interesting... primarily because, for one evening, that traffic consists of elephants." Note: This year's parade is set for Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. -- so, no, it won't mess with rush hour.
"The annual Pachyderm Parade marks the arrival of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus in the District. The elephants stroll into town as part of a parade that includes clowns, motorcycles, horses, donkeys and, rumor has it, a watusi. (A watusi is basically a really, really awesome-looking breed of cattle.)" You can also follow parade info on Twitter @DCElephantWalk.
Prior to the parade, from 5:00pm - 7:30pm, some local bars and restaurant - including Carmine's, Co Co. Sala, Graffiato and Ping Pong Dim Sum - will be offering happy hour specials. See the complete list here.