4th of July Activities in the DMV
We are halfway through 2018! That means…the 4th of July is upon us. Here’s some cool things to do in the nation’s capital and the surrounding areas:
A CAPITOL FOURTH 2018
National Symphony Orchestra
Independence Day Concert
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 8 p.m. (Gates open to the public at 3 p.m.)
West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
America’s favorite Independence Day celebration, A Capitol Fourth puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and our troops watching around the world on the American Forces Network. The National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly joins host John Stamos and a spectacular line-up of special guests including Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of the new musical Escape To Margaritaville, The Beach Boys, Pentatonix, The Temptations, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, and the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band.
***Fireworks immediately following concert***
USA & Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Event to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the USA and the 269th birthday of the City of Alexandria, featuring entertainment, cannon salute during the 1812 Overture, food and beverage sales, and grand Finale fireworks at 9:30. Come celebrate at the biggest party in the City!
In Rockville, MD their Independence Day Celebration is celebrating its fourth year at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. This location offers wonderful spectator viewing, and ample and convenient parking.