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Celebrating Independence Day In Washington DC

Check out a list of Washington, DC, events to celebrate Independence Day. From parade to fireworks, Washington, DC, looks like a unique place to enjoy the 4th of July.

National Park Service ~ "Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, co-sponsored by the National Park Service, highlights the culture of the Ozarks and 'Creative Encounters.' On Independence Day the festival will be open on the National Mall from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. between 12th and 14th streets, in front of the National Museum of American History.

National Independence Day Parade

Marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams and more celebrate Independence Day in this patriotic, flag-waving, red, white and blue celebration of America's birthday! 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. along Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street NW to 17th Street NW.

Fireworks on the National Mall

The National Park Service will once again host the annual Independence Day fireworks celebration on the National Mall, the nation’s most important civic space and home to more than a dozen memorials that commemorate great Americans and significant events in our nation’s history. The display will be held on Tuesday, July 4, starting at 9:09 p.m. and will be launched from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool." ~ National Park Service

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