Fourth of July Fun in DC

There’s nothing quite like celebrating the Fourth of July in Washington, DC.  Our nation’s capitol has some amazing fireworks displays over the different landmarks.  Imagine bursts of color behind the Washington Memorial, the Capitol Building’s dome, or reflected in the Reflecting Pool!

The Fourth of July is an all-day event in the city.  It starts with the America’s National Independence Day Parade that makes its way up Constitution Avenue.  It starts at Constitution and 7th at 11:45 am.  This parade includes marching bands, floats, and more.  Of course, if you want a good view, you’ll need to get there early.

Later in the evening, head down to the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn for A Capitol Fourth.  This free event features 90 minutes of live music from the National Symphony Orchestra and more.  The gates open at 3:00 pm, but the concert doesn’t start until 8:00 pm.  The fireworks spectacular fired off from the National Mall will explode to the music, so you definitely want to see that.  Just be sure to get there early because it does fill up quickly.

The National Archives host a number of different events, including a “birthday” party for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  They start their celebration at 10:00 a.m.  Events include a reading of the Declaration, appearances by the Founding Fathers, and more.  The National Museum of American History also features several exhibits related to the Fourth of July.

If you find the National Mall or the West Lawn too crowded, the Willard InterContinental Hotel offers another option.  They will once again be hosting their annual Fourth of July block party.  You can enjoy some amazing barbeque while listening to live music.  Reservations are required, though, so be sure to secure your spot early.

These are just a few of the amazing events going on in Washington, DC this year.  We hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Don’t forget some amazing Fourth of July flowers for your table!

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