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Celebrate Independence Day in Washington D.C.

July 3, 2019
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National Independence Day Parade

Expect to see drum corps, military servicemen and women, and all the elaborate, patriotic floats you could imagine along Constitution Avenue this Fourth of July. The parade begins at 11:45 a.m. and is held between 7thand 17thstreets. There is seating available at the at the steps of the National Archives building, but for the best view, head where the crowds begin to disperse toward the end of the parade route at 17thstreet.

‘A Capitol Fourth’ Concert at the U.S. Capitol

Celebrate America’s national Independence Day with an all-star salute. Broadcasted live from the West Lawn of Washington D.C., this year’s lineup will feature the incredible Carole King, John Stamos, Lindsey Stirling, Laine Hardy, and The National Symphony Orchestra, among many others. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on July 4, and is followed by a stunning fireworks display over the National Mall.

Fireworks on the D.C. Skyline

There are a number of brilliant spots to watch this year’s Fourth of July fireworks displays. Bring a blanket and snag a spot on the National Mall to join the masses and celebrate America’s birthday. It is arguably the best (but busiest!) spot in D.C. Other options include watching from across the Potomac River, at viewing areas such as the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, or taking a family-friendly fireworks cruise. Interested in the latter? Check the schedules of boating options like the Potomac Riverboat Company, Embark, and Entertainment Cruises. And if you are over twenty-one, a rooftop bar could have all the firework-viewing-fun your heart desires. Avery’s Bar and Lounge and P.O.V.  Rooftop Terrace at W Hotel are just a couple of ideal locations holding viewing parties this year. Check out their websites for ticket and drink information!

No matter how you aim to spend the most patriotic day of the year, Washington D.C. will have something to offer. Luckily, all these events are easily accessible by Metro, with many stations conveniently located near our ROSS apartments. Take a tour today to learn more.