Celebrate Freedom!

It’s the biggest holiday in the Nation’s Capital! The National Mall provides prime viewing for the annual fireworks display, which promises to be one of the most spectacular in recent memory.

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The US Park Police will again be using a text notification service to quickly deliver important and emergency information to visitors. Cell phone users can receive notifications via text message by texting JULY4DC to 888777.

Fireworks above the National Mall
Schedule of Events

Check out Independence Day events at National Parks throughout the area.

4th of July Map

Find your way around town and to the Independence Day events on the National Mall on July 4.

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Site and road closures for Washington DC, Virginia and other surrounding areas for the Fourth of July event.

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Prohibited Items

Know before you go!

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Social Media & Alerts

Share your DC Fourth of July experience on social media! Stay informed with alerts and fun-facts about the DC monuments.

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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.

Drum and Fife re-enactors playing at the World War II Memorial
History of Independence Day

Learn the history of why the nation celebrates our Independence Day on July 4 each year.

Last updated: June 28, 2024


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