Here are a few of the July 4th celebrations in our area. Most events are family friendly and include live entertainment.
Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate our Nation’s birthday. Begin the evening with A Capitol 4th Concert on the West lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Time: 8 - 9:30 p.m. (Admittance begins at 3 p.m.) A 4th of July tradition in the nation's capital includes a live concert by the National Symphony Orchestra and several pop artists performing patriotic music on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. The concert and show is followed by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. Fireworks on the National Mall begin at approximately 9:15. The fireworks are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and light up the sky over the Washington Monument.
If you would rather stay closer to home, Montgomery County has several great options.
Boyds/Germantown - Germantown Soccerplex, 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds, Maryland. (240) 777-6820. Patriotic concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Gaithersburg - New Location this year! Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg, Maryland. (301) 258-6350. Activities begin at 11 a.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Kensington/Wheaton - Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Road, Kensington, Maryland. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks show will begin approximately 9:15 p.m. Free shuttle bus service will pick up passengers beginning at 6:15 p.m. at Westfield Wheaton and the Wheaton Metro Station.
Poolesville - Poolesville Polo Grounds, 14660 Hughes Rd., Poolesville, Maryland. Live music begins at 6 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle. (301) 972-8888.
Rockville - Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive (King Farm), Rockville, Maryland. Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Takoma Park - Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, Maryland. Parade at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
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