Numerous 4th of July events are held throughout the area. Most events are family friendly and include live entertainment.
A Capitol Fourth
: This year's Independence Day concert will feature host John Stamos and
performances by Carole King and the Broadway cast of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical",
Keala Settle, Lee Brice, Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat, Yolanda Adams and more.
D.C.'s Fireworks Show
: This year, you could see changes to the D.C. fireworks festivities as a
result of President Donald Trump's announcement that the "Salute to America" celebration will
be held in a different location. Plans have still not been finalized, with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser
and head of the Metro still waiting on more details from the Trump administration. However, the
latest information is that the fireworks show is expected to be moved to West Potomac Park,
about two miles away from its previous location on the National Mall.
And there are several options closer to home!
The city is holding its SummerFest at Bohrer Park (512 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg) on
June 29, featuring live music, food and kids' activities. Dogs are allowed at the festival, but the
city of Gaithersburg strongly suggests leaving them at home. The day starts at 5 p.m. and will
be capped off with fireworks after dark and a SummerGlo after party. If there is rain, select
activities will be moved into the Activity Center at Bohrer Park and the fireworks only will be
moved to June 30.
Fourth of July celebration at South Germantown Recreation Park (14501 Schaeffer Road,
Boyds) will offer live music starting at 7 p.m. featuring the band Quiet Fire, followed by fireworks
at 9:15 p.m. There will also be fun events on the 4th at the Splash Playground; Mini Golf from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The city's Independence Day event will be held at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park (1800
Piccard Drive, Rockville) in King Farm. The farm has great views and plenty of parking. Live
music begins at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Guests can bring their own food or
purchase the food and beverages available at the event.
Montgomery County Recreation will be hosting Mid-County Sparkles. The
celebration begins with a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Albert Einstein High School, located at 11135
Newport Mill Rd. Fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m.
Frederick’s 4th-An Independence Day Celebration is 34-year-old tradition in Frederick which
features regional and national entertainment beginning at noon and covering two stages.
Families enjoy a day packed with amusements, activities and entertainment. Dunk a Frederick
celebrity or race a bathtub down Culler Lake – there is fun for everyone. Find and mark your
spot early as the park fills quickly. Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick, 301-600-2844
Six Flags America
The theme park will host Independence Day festivities from July 3 through July 6. The park is
open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Hurricane Harbor is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Catch the
fireworks near the park's Gotham City area. Tickets are required to watch the show inside Six
Flags. 13710 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD
The city of Laurel will celebrate its 41st annual Independence Celebration on July 6.
The event features an Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m., a car show at noon and
a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. at Laurel Lake and Granville Gude Park.
This year is Takoma Park's 130th Independence Day celebration. A parade will begin at 10 a.m.
at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues. Evening festivities such as musical
performers and activities for children and families start at 7 p.m. in front of the Takoma Park
Community Center. Due to construction at Takoma Park Middle School, there will not be
fireworks in Takoma Park this year.
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