4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks Displays 2012


Fireworks displays will go on…but not as usual in Montgomery County in 2012. Several local Independence Day Celebrations and fireworks displays have been cancelled due to last weeks storms and power outages, and the stressed out emergency workers! Some may be rescheduled, stay tuned.

First, the cancellations: celebrations in Kensington, Rockville and South Germantown plus the County’s display at Gaithersburg’s Montgomery County Fairgrounds are cancelled in order to aid in the efforts of storm recovery and clean up.

So here is the good news if you enjoy a good fireworks display! You don’t have to travel a great distance to “oooh and aaahhh” and see the night sky lit up in honor of our nation’s birthday.

In DC, A Capitol Fourth concert featuring Matthew Broderick, the National Symphony Orchestra, Apolo Anton Ohno, John Williams and Josh Turner will go on as planned on July 4th on the Capitol grounds. In addition, the popular Capitol Fourth rehearsal set for today, Tuesday the 3rd, is also scheduled to go on as planned. And if you’ve seen the DC fireworks display in person or on TV, it is a sight to behold!

In Maryland, Chevy Chase’s’s celebration, which includes a parade that ends at Oliver Street Park with family-friendly activities, will go on as scheduled.

Frederick MD starts their festivities at noon with three stages of entertainment ending with fireworks. Make sure you get early to Baker Park to get a good viewing position. See more here about Frederick fireworks.

The All-Star Fourth of July Block Party in Silver Spring, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. features live music on the Silver Plaza stage, children’s activities including carnival games, face painting and a moon bounce, will go on as planned.

In Columbia, The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will kick off the festivities at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk at Lake Kittamaqundi.

Takoma Park‘s festivities, featuring a parade at 10 a.m., barbecue from noon to 6 p.m., Wiffle Ball tournament at 2:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m., will go on as scheduled.

College Park Fireworks Spectacular! will feature a concert by the Hubcaps and will go on as planned.

Fort Meade’s celebration includes children’s rides and games start at noon. New Monopoly performs from 5:30 until fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Everything will go on as scheduled.

July 4 Fanfare in Greenbelt, featuring the Greenbelt Concert Band and a community drum circle, will go on as planned.

Saturday’s events at Granville Gude Park in Laurel, including a parade, horseshoe contest and classic car show start at 11 a.m.; Hotdog eating contest at 2 p.m; the grand opening with flag raising and national anthem sung by Christina Landis at 3:15 p.m; Oracle performances at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m., are on as scheduled.

In Virginia, Alexandria’s celebration, which includes children’s activities, exhibits, musical performances, a birthday cake and fireworks at dusk, will go on as planned.

The celebration at Arlington’s Long Bridge Park will go on as planned with vendors and family-friendly events.

Great Falls Village Centre fireworks will be postponed, however, to July 14 from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Turner Park.

Activities including music by the Darby Brothers at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. will go on as scheduled as part of Herndon’s festivities.

McLean is waiting until tomorrow to determine whether or not to cancel, postpone or go on with its fireworks.

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon, complete with day-time fireworks, will go on as planned.

The Vienna Fourth of July Celebration, including games, rides, arts and crafts vendors and chili cook off will take place as planned from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center; a fireworks celebration beginning at 7 p.m. will also go on as planned with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at Southside Park.

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