As part of the birthday festivities, the National Park Service and partners host a spectacular Independence Day fireworks show in the heart of the nation's capital. On July 4, 2020, view a colorful 35-minute firworks display with DC's iconic monuments and memorials as a stage. Fireworks are scheduled to illuminate the sky from 9:07 pm to 9:42 pm., weather-permitting.
Viewing from the National Mall
Fireworks may be cancelled due to inclement weather
The fireworks display may be delayed or cancelled if there is inclement weather, such as driving rain, high winds, lightning and/or low ceiling cloud cover in the area. Sign up for automated alerts by texting JULY4DC to 888777.
Other Viewing Areas
Washington DC: U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the White House Ellipse, West Potomac Park, East Potomac Park, and Anacostia Park
Virginia: George Washington Memorial Parkway, including US Marine Corps War Memorial, Netherlands Carillon grounds, Lyndon Baines Johinson Memorial Grove, Gravelly Point Park, and along the Mount Vernon Trail from the 14th Street Bridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island. Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only.
Join the festivities in Washington, DC, including the Salute to Americ and the fireworks display!
Plan Your Visit
Find information to plan your trip around town on July 4, including directions, closures, security, and safety tips.
Social Media & Alerts
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Photos and Multimedia
View photos and videos of Independence Day festivities and preparations on the National Mall.
History of Independence Day
Take a moment to reflect on why millions of Americans gather for celebrations across the country on July 4th every year.
Making the Fourth Happen
Ever wonder what it takes to put on a show for Independence Day in the nation's capital? Learn more about behind the scenes.
Last updated: July 1, 2020