Due to safety and accessibility concerns for event participants, the City of College Park and University of Maryland will not host a Fourth of July fireworks event this year.

After months of careful evaluation of possible locations for the fireworks display, the City and University agreed not to move forward with the event.  Each location that was considered raised serious safety issues regarding the fallout zone or site accessibility for participants.  The Purple Line construction and other campus projects eliminated the site normally utilized for the event.  In addition to other campus locations, off-campus sites were also explored but were not possible for safety reasons.

We encourage you to view other local fireworks displays beginning this weekend in Bladensburg, Greenbelt, Laurel, Bowie, or Washington, D.C. (on the National Mall).