4th of July in Washington

Your Guide For The Fourth of July in Washington

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Upcoming Festivals Events

The Capitol Fourth Concert 2024

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA 4 Jul 2024
CONCERTS

Afrobeats & Wine Festival '24 - DC

The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds 6 Jul 2024
FESTIVALS USD 10 TO 800

Break Point: Beach Fest!! July 6th Day Party

The Cove 6 Jul 2024
PARTIES USD 24 TO 28

The Star-Spangled Banner on Bells

Taft Memorial Carillon 4 Jul 2024
FOURTH-OF-JULY FREE

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Upcoming Marathons Events

AMERICA 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2-Save $2

Washington 1 Jul 2024
SPORTS USD 18

2024 Freedom 5k & Half

Potomac Boat Club 23 Jun 2024
SPORTS

Washington D.C. Red White and Brew Bar Crawl

Hard Rock Cafe + Various Venues 6 Jul 2024
PARTIES USD 0 TO 25

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Upcoming 4th of July Fireworks Events

Hotel Hive 4th of July 2024

Hotel Hive 4 Jul 2024
FOURTH-OF-JULY USD 50 TO 875

July 4th Rooftop Fireworks Party at Top of the Gate

Top of the Gate 4 Jul 2024
4TH-OF-JULY-FIREWORKS

4th of July Fireworks Cruise and Celebration

Georgetown Harbor 4 Jul 2024
FIREWORKS USD 145

4th of July Fireworks Cruise and Celebration

3050 K Street, NW,Washington,20008,US 4 Jul 2024
FIREWORKS

DC July 4th Pier Pressure Red, White & Fireworks Party Cruise

580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024 4 Jul 2024
ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrate 4th of July with Fireworks

The Graham Georgetown 4 Jul 2024
FIREWORKS

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Upcoming Parades Events

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt for the Largest human image of an ice cream cone

8th Street Southeast 4 Jul 2024
FOURTH-OF-JULY FREE

National Independence Day Parade in DC

Constitution Ave,Washington D.C. 4 Jul 2024
FOURTH-OF-JULY

National Independence Day Parade 2024

Constitution Avenue Northwest 4 Jul 2024
CONCERTS

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Trending 4th of July Events in Washington

FUN in the SUN :: 4th July Wknd Getaway!

District of Columbia 4 Jul 2024
PARTIES USD 75 TO 185

Stars & Stripes Rooftop Soiree - Pre Independence-Day Party

Vue Rooftop 3 Jul 2024
ENTERTAINMENT FREE

One Night Out (Pre July 4th W/ Open Bar)

Abigail 3 Jul 2024
ENTERTAINMENT FREE

4th Of July Day Party (THE COOKOUT W/Open Bar )

Decades DC 4 Jul 2024
ENTERTAINMENT FREE

4th of July Editon of Brooklyn Thersdays!

BROOKLYN on U 4 Jul 2024
FOURTH-OF-JULY FREE

BIG FETE ▪Independence Day CELEBRATION

Air Restaurant & Lounge 4 Jul 2024
PARTIES USD 0 TO 30

4TH OF JULY SKYLINE LUAU

12 Stories 4 Jul 2024
FOURTH-OF-JULY

DAY DREAM | The Day Party |

Lima Twist 4 Jul 2024
PARTIES

CityBar Rooftop: Celebrating the Fourth

CityBar 4 Jul 2024
FIREWORKS USD 45 TO 106

Ciel 4th of July: Private Firework Viewing

Ciel Social Club 4 Jul 2024
FIREWORKS USD 180

Best Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July 2024 in Washington DC | Fireworks, Parades & More

Planning to visit DC for the Fourth of July? The nation's capital is in full Independence swing and there is plenty to do, from fireworks to parades to a lot more. People see many patriotic celebrations to commemorate Independence Day, visit national monuments dedicated to those who have served our country, and one of the many DC regional national parks while enjoying the recreational opportunities. There are plenty of places to see and things to do too. Here is a list of celebrations you can do on the Fourth July in DC-

1. 4th July Fireworks At National Park

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The Fireworks in DC has always been the centerfold for celebrating Independence Day. Every year, the National Park Service holds an annual Independence Day fireworks festival at the National Mall. The National Mall is the country's premier public space, with over a dozen monuments honoring America's greats.

On the 4th of July, the firework starts at night around 9 ‘o clock and is launched from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Flyovers will feature the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy's Blue Angels, as well as vintage World War II aircraft. 

As the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and grounds around the Washington Monument are usually the most popular places and people come out early in the day to grab a spot. You can enjoy the spectacular view of fireworks in the sky enhancing the beauty of DC. You can park near the National Monument a couple of hours early and can have a great time hanging out and then watching the show in the sky above as the day faded tonight. 

2.  National Independence Day Parade

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The 4th of July National Parade can be observed along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets along with the Fife and Drum Corps, who play military servicemen. Usually, the parade starts at 11:45 am with some colourful floats and entertainment. If you want to explore the real DC then how can one miss the most extravagant parade which attracts millions of people enjoying. 

A "Salute to America" honours the armed services with music, military demonstrations, and flyovers from the Blue Angels, Air Force One, and others around the Lincoln Memorial.

3. The Capitol Fourth Concert 

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The Free Capitol Fourth Concert is a popular July 4th event in Washington, DC. The concert takes place in Parliament and is broadcasted on PBS. This free annual concert features military bands, classical music orchestras, and celebrity pop and rock artists on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building. To conclude the concert broadcast, the National Mall fireworks will be broadcast live from multiple cameras located in the city.

With all-new pre-taped performances from locations across the country, they feature top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical, and Broadway. This vibrant mash-up of genres culminates in spectacular fireworks over the capital's famous monuments.

4. National Achieves 

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A special presentation of the Archives' traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence is available. Along with a full day of educational programs such as "discussions" with historical figures such as Dorothy Hancock, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

6. 57th Palisades Parade and Picnic

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The Palisades Parade and Picnic returns for its 57th year. On July 4th, the show begins at noon on Whitehaven Parkway. The parade will proceed to the Palisades Recreation Center, where there will be a free picnic with hot dogs and watermelon. Bring the kids to enjoy the moon bounces and live music.

7. 4th July Celebration At Mount Vernon

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You can also celebrate the annual Independence Day at Mount Vernon, but you must first purchase a ticket. The day's events include General Washington inspecting the troops on the Bowling Green, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and much more. Observe a moving ceremony in which people from across the world become U.S. citizens.

8. Celebrate at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & National Portrait Gallery

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The Smithsonian National Zoo is a great place for families to spend an afternoon on Independence Day. You can watch elephants in training, assist in fish feeding, meet a Great Ape keeper, and explore a rainforest habitat. At the Panda House, you can also see everyone's favorite pandas.

The National Portrait Gallery's exhibition of US Presidents is ideal for an Independence Day visit. They have a collection of images of previous presidents, as well as beautiful sculptures and famous paintings. The exhibit also includes interactive elements to enhance your residential experience.