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Fourth of July

July 4th Events

Celebrate the birth of the USA in the nation's capital

Washington, D.C.'s Independence Day festivities are naturally some of the best in the nation with spectacular fireworks, a free concert, a parade and events throughout the region. This year's celebration includes a "A Salute to America" with military flyovers and demonstrations at the Lincoln Memorial.

The fireworks draw in crowds for a colorful display that illuminates a monumental skyline, so stakeout your spot early.

The National Park Service Float at the July 4th Parade

Join in on the biggest Independence Day parade in the country with marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, and drill teams. The one-mile parade starts at the corner of Constitution Ave NW and 7th St at 11:45 a.m. and ends at Constitution Ave NW and 17th St NW at 2:00 p.m.

Iwo Jima 4th of July Fireworks in Arlington VA near Washington DC

Get the latest updates on the Fireworks Display and where to see the them in Washington, DC and Virginia.

Air Force Memorial

This public concert honors the USA's 243rd birthday with an all-star salute of American entertainment including Carole King, Vanessa Williams, Colbie Caillat and the National Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by John Stamos, the concert starts at 8:00 p.m. on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Exterior photo of Mount Vernon

Celebrate the first U.S. President George Washington during Mount Vernon's annual Independence Day event. Watch dazzling daytime fireworks shoot off over the Potomac River while viewing special military re-enactments throughout the day.

Children playing near the Lincoln Memorial

From 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., President Donald J. Trump honors America’s armed forces with music, military demonstrations, flyovers and much more at the Lincoln Memorial.