It’s the biggest holiday in the Nation’s Capital! The National Mall provides prime viewing for the Salute to America flyovers from different branches of the military and the annual fireworks spectacular, which promises to be one of the largest in recent memory.
Find your way around town and to the Independence Day events on the National Mall on July 4.
Enjoy the festivities while staying safe. Check an overview of safety procedures and guidelines for the Fourth of July events.
Know before you go. Check a list of prohibited items for the Fireworks Display, section of the parade route, and Salute to America.
Social Media & Alerts
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Plan Your Visit
Find information to plan your trip around town on July 4, including directions, closures, security, and safety tips.
History of Independence Day
Learn the history of why the nation celebrates our Independence Day on July 4 each year.
Last updated: July 1, 2020