Where to watch Independence Day fireworks, events in DC, Maryland and Virginia

Fireworks shows are a highlight of the celebration, lighting up the sky in vibrant colours and patterns.

Whether you're looking for a rooftop soiree, carnival rides, live music or free, family fun, there's something for you here.

National Mall Fourth of July fireworks

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πŸ“… July 4 πŸ“ Several viewing locations πŸ’² Free admission

The display is scheduled to begin at 9:09 p.m., launched from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

Fireworks in Virginia

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Middletown πŸ“… July 3 πŸ“ Middletown Park (2nd Street) πŸ’² Free admission

Middletown Historic District will celebrate Independence Day over two days. the district will host food, games, a bicycle rodeo and a firework show starting at dusk.

Mount Vernon daytime fireworks

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πŸ“… July 4, 1 p.m. πŸ“ 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA

There are limited tickets for the event. Prices start at $24 for adults and $13 for children 6 to 11. Musical performance by the National Concert Band and a daytime fireworks show at 1 p.m.

Culpeper (Near Rockwater Park)

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πŸ“… July 4 πŸ“ Near Rockwater Park πŸ’² Free admission. $35 registration cost for 5K Race

Culpeper will host a full day of activities this Fourth of July, including a 5K race, an auto and bike show on East Davis Street downtown

Fredericksburg and Stafford County

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πŸ“… July 4 πŸ“ Virginia Credit Union Stadium, visible from Old Mill Park, Pratt Park and Expo Center parking lot πŸ’² Fredericksburg and Stafford residents can watch for free at Old Mill Park; for nonresidents, admission is $10 per vehicle or $5 per person for walk-ins

Great Falls

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πŸ“… July 4 πŸ“ Great Falls Village Centre Green πŸ’² Free admission Great Falls will host a 5K race starting at 8 a.m. After the race, the city will host a patriotic parade followed by free community event with a bazaar with food, an inflatable slide and face painting.

Independence Day fireworks in Maryland

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πŸ“… July 1, 2 and 3 πŸ“ Prince George's Stadium πŸ’² $10-$30 Catch fireworks after the Bowie Baysox-Somerset Patriots games all weekend. Other special experiences include kids run the bases on Saturday and an appearance by a "mysterious character"


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πŸ“… July 4, 7-10 p.m. πŸ“ Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm πŸ’² Free The city guarantees a β€œwonderful spectator viewing” of the 20-minute fireworks display, which is scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m. Guests can also enjoy live music provided by the band Under the Covers.

Celebrate independence day 2023 with these festive activities