The 2018 March for Life is Friday, and is expected to bring its usual large crowd around the National Mall and nearby Metro stations.
Events are expected to begin at 11:20 a.m. with a pre-march concert, followed by the main rally program at noon at 12th Street between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive. Then at 1 p.m., there will be a march down Constitution Avenue from 12th Street to 1st Street, in front of the U.S. Capitol building.
There are no official estimates for crowd sizes at rallies on the mall, though organizers usually report crowds in the tens of thousands. Rally attendees are being encouraged to use the Smithsonian, Metro Center, and Federal Triangle Metro stations.
The D.C. Department of Transportation announced the following street closures:
- F Street NW between 6th Street NW and 7th Street NW
- Rolling street closures on 7th Street NW, from F Street to Jefferson Drive NW starting at approximately 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Rolling street closures on Constitution Ave. NW, from 12th Street to 1st Street from about 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Women’s March on Saturday
On Saturday, there will be a Women’s March on the Polls to recognize the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March. Organizers are expected to meet at 11 a.m. in front of the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial. There will then be a march at 1 p.m.
This year’s women’s march is expected to be a smaller gathering than the 2017 event, which took place the day after the inauguration of President Trump. This year, organizers have focused on smaller events targeted to battleground states in the 2018 midterm elections.
Thus far, there have been no announced street closures related to the Women’s March on the Polls.