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

      Fourth of July fireworks over the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument, Washington D.C. (AP file photo)

      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 Mall
      Fireworks 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 Row
      10 a.m.
      July 4
      Barracks Row neighborhood parade

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


      Annapolis Parade
      6:30 to 8 p.m.
      July 4 Step-off at Amos Garrett and West Street

      U.S. Naval Academy Band concert
      8 to 9:30 p.m., after parade
      Susan C. Campbell Park - City Dock

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

      Signer's Home & Garden tour
      Tours 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 4
      William Paca House and Garden

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

      Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration
      Entertainment: 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

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

      Chesapeake Beach
      9:20 p.m.
      July 3
      Bay Front Boardwalk

      College Park
      Food, music, and fireworks
      The 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)

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

      Frederick's 4th
      Entertainment, including music, noon until dusk
      Fireworks at dusk July 4
      Baker Park

      Food, music, family activities, and fireworks
      5 p.m.
      July 4
      Montgomery County Fairgrounds

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

      July Fourth Fanfare
      Community Drum Circle at 5:30 p.m.
      Greenbelt Concert Band at 7:30 p.m.
      Fireworks at 9 p.m.
      July 4
      Buddy Attick Lake Park
      Crescent Road
      Greenbelt, Md.

      Mid-County Sparkles
      About 9:15 p.m.
      July 4 Albert Einstein High School

      La Plata
      July 4
      Just after dusk (after 9 p.m.)

      Laurel 4th of July Celebration
      Entertainment 9 a.m. through the evening
      Parade 11 a.m.
      Fireworks (from the lake) 9:15 p.m.
      July 5
      Gude Park, Granville Gude Park Field

      Montgomery Village
      MVF Independence Day Parade
      Arrive by 9 a.m. at Apple Ridge ball field parking lot
      9:15 a.m. - judging
      10 a.m. - parade
      End of parade route: Watkins Mill High School

      Mt. Airy
      July 5

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

      Fireworks at dusk
      July 4

      July 4
      9:15 p.m. fireworks

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

      Takoma Park
      Independence Day Celebration
      10 a.m. - parade.
      Route: Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues, Carroll Avenue, Maple Avenue, Ritchie Avenue.
      7 p.m. - entertainment
      9:30 p.m. - fireworks by Bay Fireworks
      July 4 (rain date for fireworks: first clear evening)
      Takoma Park Middle School

      Morningside Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
      For more information, call 301-736-2300
      11 a.m. - parade - starting at 6500 Suitland Rd. at Morningside Fire Department
      At dusk - fireworks at Morningside Municipal Center at 6901 Main Street
      July 4

      Upper Marlboro
      6 Flags Fourth of July Festival
      Live music, games and fireworks July 4, 5 and 6
      Six Flags

      July 4 Fireworks
      9:30 p.m.


      Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
      11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. - games, craft stalls, onstage entertainment and fireworks
      Admission: $5/person or $10/family until 5 p.m.
      After 5 p.m.: $5 parking fee Carroll County Farm Museum


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

      City of Fairfax Independence Day Parade
      10 a.m. to noon - rain or shine

      Falls Church
      July 4th Celebration
      Live music at 7 p.m.
      Fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
      July 4 (rain date: July 5) George Mason High School
      7124 Leesburg Pike

      Great Falls
      July 4 parade
      10 a.m.

      Town of Leesburg Independence Day
      10 a.m. - parade
      6 p.m. - entertainment
      9:30 p.m. - fireworks
      July 4
      Ida Lee Park

      11 a.m.
      Lorton Station Town Center

      Celebrate America
      3 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Rides, food and live entertainment
      7 p.m. - Nitehawks play on Manassas Museum Lawn
      9:15 p.m. - fireworks
      Old Town Manassas

      4th of July Celebration, including food, games, Army band, DJ and more
      11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - swimming at the pool
      5:30 p.m. - children's parade line-up
      6 p.m. - parade begins
      At dark - fireworks
      July 4 (rain date for fireworks: July 5)
      Middleburg Community Center

      Evening Show and Fireworks
      7 p.m. - doors
      9:30 p.m. - fireworks
      Fairfax High School

      Fireworks, food and family fun
      7 a.m. - park opens
      4 to 6 p.m. - puppet shows
      9:15 p.m. - fireworks with performance of U.S. Army Field Band
      July 4
      Lake Fairfax Park

      Ol' Time 4th of July Celebration
      10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      July 4
      Claude Moore Park

      July 4th Festival and Fireworks Show
      11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - antique car show, arts and crafts, games for kids, Vienna Community Band
      9:15 p.m. - fireworks at Southside Park
      July 4
      Vienna Community Center


      Rehoboth Beach
      July 4
      9:15 p.m. fireworks

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