D.C. area guide to Fourth of July fireworks, parades, events

      WASHINGTON (WTOP/WJLA) -- As massive crowds celebrate America's 238th birthday on the National Mall, D.C. and Park Police are manning security check points, command centers and even lookout towers.

      In addition to the festivities on the National Mall, you can pick from dozens of picnics, parades and fireworks planned this July 4. Here's our guide to what's going on around the D.C. area:


      National MallFireworks will be launched from the Reflecting Pool at 9:10 p.m. The display will last 17 minutes.

      Viewing areas near the mall include: U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall between 14th Street and 3rd Street*, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, The White House Ellipse, West Potomac Park, East Potomac Park, Anacostia Park, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Virginia) and George Washington Memorial Parkway (Virginia).

      Barracks Row10 a.m.July 4Barracks Row neighborhood parade

      Palisades Fourth of July Parade10 a.m. - parade, starting at Whitehaven Parkway via Foxhall Road


      Annapolis Annapolis Parade6:30 to 8 p.m.July 4 Step-off at Amos Garrett and West Street

      U.S. Naval Academy Band concert8 to 9:30 p.m., after paradeSusan C. Campbell Park - City Dock

      Fireworks in Historic Annapolis8 to 9 p.m.July 4Annapolis Harbor

      Signer's Home & Garden tourTours offered at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.Garden admission free; house tour $5 (free for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County residents)July 4William Paca House and Garden

      Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony10 a.m. to 11 a.m.July 4William Paca Garden

      BaltimorePorts America Chesapeake 4th of July CelebrationEntertainment: Top-40 band Thunderball at 4 p.m.U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade at 7 p.m.Fireworks show, choreographed to festive music - Inner Habor at 9:30 p.m.Downtown Baltimore

      BowieFourth of July7 to 10 p.m.Fireworks at about 9:15 p.m.July 4Prince George's Stadium

      Chesapeake BeachFireworks9:20 p.m.July 3Bay Front Boardwalk

      College ParkFood, music, and fireworksThe Nightlife Band performs at 7 p.m.Fireworks Extravaganza at about 9 p.m. (30-40 minute program)July 4 (rain date: July 5)University of Maryland at College Park - Lot 1 (in case of storm: Cole Field House)

      ColumbiaFire in the Sky: Columbia's 62nd Annual Fourth of July celebrationEntertainment 6:30 p.m.Fireworks 9:15 p.m.July 4Downtown Columbia

      FrederickFrederick's 4thEntertainment, including music, noon until duskFireworks at dusk July 4Baker Park

      GaithersburgFood, music, family activities, and fireworks5 p.m.July 4Montgomery County Fairgrounds

      GermantownGermantown Glory FireworksAbout 9:15 p.m.July 4 Maryland SoccerPlex, South Germantown Recreational Park

      GreenbeltJuly Fourth FanfareCommunity Drum Circle at 5:30 p.m.Greenbelt Concert Band at 7:30 p.m.Fireworks at 9 p.m.July 4Buddy Attick Lake ParkCrescent RoadGreenbelt, Md.

      KensingtonMid-County SparklesAbout 9:15 p.m.July 4 Albert Einstein High School

      La PlataFireworksJuly 4Just after dusk (after 9 p.m.)

      LaurelLaurel 4th of July CelebrationEntertainment 9 a.m. through the eveningParade 11 a.m.Fireworks (from the lake) 9:15 p.m.July 5Gude Park, Granville Gude Park Field

      Montgomery VillageMVF Independence Day ParadeArrive by 9 a.m. at Apple Ridge ball field parking lot9:15 a.m. - judging10 a.m. - paradeEnd of parade route: Watkins Mill High School

      Mt. AiryFireworksJuly 5Dusk

      Ocean CityJuly 4 Events rescheduled to July 5At the beach at N. DivisionStreet, concert at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.At Northside Park at 125thStreet and the bay, 8 p.m. concert, 9:30 p.m. firework

      PoolesvilleFireworks at duskJuly 4

      RockvilleJuly 49:15 p.m. fireworks

      Solomons IslandSolomons Business Association 4th of July 2014About 9:15 to 9:30 p.m. (after dusk) - fireworks over the Patuxent River.July 4 (rain date: July 5)

      Takoma ParkIndependence Day Celebration10 a.m. - parade.Route: Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues, Carroll Avenue, Maple Avenue, Ritchie Avenue.7 p.m. - entertainment9:30 p.m. - fireworks by Bay FireworksJuly 4 (rain date for fireworks: first clear evening)Takoma Park Middle School

      SuitlandMorningside Fourth of July Parade and FireworksFor more information, call 301-736-230011 a.m. - parade - starting at 6500 Suitland Rd. at Morningside Fire DepartmentAt dusk - fireworks at Morningside Municipal Center at 6901 Main StreetJuly 4

      Upper Marlboro6 Flags Fourth of July FestivalLive music, games and fireworks July 4, 5 and 6Six Flags

      WaldorfJuly 4 Fireworks9:30 p.m.WestminsterOld Fashioned 4th of July Celebration11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. - games, craft stalls, onstage entertainment and fireworksAdmission: $5/person or $10/family until 5 p.m.After 5 p.m.: $5 parking fee Carroll County Farm Museum


      ArlingtonParadeBegins one block up from Beach 3 at StoneybraeParade will begin forming at about 10:40 a.m. and start at 11 a.m.July 4Lake Barcroft

      FairfaxCity of Fairfax Independence Day Parade10 a.m. to noon - rain or shine

      Falls Church July 4th CelebrationLive music at 7 p.m.Fireworks at 9:20 p.m.July 4 (rain date: July 5) George Mason High School7124 Leesburg Pike

      Great FallsJuly 4 parade10 a.m.

      LeesburgTown of Leesburg Independence Day10 a.m. - parade6 p.m. - entertainment9:30 p.m. - fireworksJuly 4Ida Lee Park

      LortonParade11 a.m.Lorton Station Town Center

      ManassasCelebrate America3 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Rides, food and live entertainment7 p.m. - Nitehawks play on Manassas Museum Lawn9:15 p.m. - fireworksOld Town Manassas

      Middleburg4th of July Celebration, including food, games, Army band, DJ and more11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - swimming at the pool5:30 p.m. - children's parade line-up6 p.m. - parade beginsAt dark - fireworksJuly 4 (rain date for fireworks: July 5)Middleburg Community Center

      RestonEvening Show and Fireworks7 p.m. - doors 9:30 p.m. - fireworksFairfax High School

      Fireworks, food and family fun7 a.m. - park opens4 to 6 p.m. - puppet shows9:15 p.m. - fireworks with performance of U.S. Army Field BandJuly 4Lake Fairfax Park

      SterlingOl' Time 4th of July Celebration10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.July 4Claude Moore Park

      Vienna July 4th Festival and Fireworks Show11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - antique car show, arts and crafts, games for kids, Vienna Community Band9:15 p.m. - fireworks at Southside ParkJuly 4Vienna Community Center


      Rehoboth BeachJuly 49:15 p.m. fireworks