Light up Independence Day with your family! The following showcases the DMV's spectacular celebrations for a fabulous Fourth!

Washington, DC | Maryland | Virginia


Washington, DC


The Capitol
8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Broadcast live from PBS. Hosted by John Stamos, performers include the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Pentatonix and the National Symphony Orchestra.
www.pbs.org/ , Washingotn, DC,


National Archives Building
8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parade at 11:45 a.m. Includes performance by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Fife and Drum Corps.
www.archives.gov/ , Washington, DC,


National Independence Day Parade
Starts at 11:45 a.m. Bands are invited from all parts of the United States in front of hundreds of spectators. There will be floats, fife and drum corps, military and specialty units, equestrians and celebrity participants.
july4thparade.com/facts-history/ , Washington, DC,


Maryland


Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum
Open at 1:00 p.m. The docent-led tour highlights the historical and groundbreaking changes in American medicine over the last 150 years, highlighting military medicine.
events.visitmontgomery.com/ , Silver Spring, MD,


Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park
7:00 to 9:15 p.m. Includes a musical performance from the Nighthawks and a meet-and-greet with the mayor and city council.
rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx.?NID=663 , Rockville, MD,


Tokoma Park Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.; 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. For the 129th annual celebration, the morning will lead a parade at Carroll Avenue, and the evening will have a concert that concludes with fireworks.
takomapark4th.org/ , Takoma Park, MD,


Virginia


City of Fairfax Independence Day Celebration
10:00 a.m. for parade, 5:30 for evening activities. At Fairfax High School, enjoy the parade of nine high school marching bands with large inflatables, and at night enjoythe children's activities like face painting followed by fireworks at 6. Rain date for fireworks only is July 5.
fairfaxva.gov , Fairfax, VA,


George Washington's Mount Vernon: An American Celebration
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Travel back to salute the first commander-in-chief with daytime fireworks shooting off over the Potomac River. View reenactments starring President and First Lady Washington, and watch the National Band perform its "Red, White and Blue" concert.
www.mountvernon.org/ , Alexandria, VA,


Great Falls Village Centre 4th of July Hometown Celebration
5K begins at 8:00 a.m., fireworks at Turner Farm Park at 6:00 p.m. Start the day with a 5K and then see the floats, antique cars and horses. Then enjoy burgers and hotdogs with music and field games. Fireworks in the evening will be tailgate-friendly.
www.fxva.com/ , Great Falls, VA,


Historic Manassas Celebrate America
3:00 to 10:00 p.m. The rides for the kids start at 3, where novelty vendors and food concessions will open at 4. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for fireworks at 9:15! Optional tickets for rooftop party also available.
visitmanassas.org/event/celebrate-america/ , Manassas, VA,


McLean Community Center Independence Day Celebration
Open at 6:30 p.m. Includes a DJ and food trucks.
mcleancenter.org/ , McLean, VA,