Happy 4th of July! We have a beautiful holiday ahead, with some heat, but don’t let the humidity keep you indoors!

Unfortunately, due to ongoing Purple Line construction issues, the College Park fireworks display is canceled this year. However, many neighboring communities such as Greenbelt, Bowie, Rockville, and Washington D.C. will be hosting fireworks displays tomorrow evening.

Here is a list of Independence Day events around College Park area.

Greenbelt Fireworks Celebration
Location: Buddy Attick Lake Park, Greenbelt, MD
Description: This event features live music and entertainment starting at 5:30 PM, with the fireworks display commencing around 9:00 PM. It’s a family-friendly environment with ample space for picnicking.
Website: City of Greenbelt

National Mall Fireworks
Location: National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Description: One of the most iconic fireworks displays in the nation, the show begins at 9:09 PM and lasts for about 20 minutes. Arrive early to find a good viewing spot and enjoy the festivities around the National Mall.
Website: National Park Service

Bowie Baysox Independence Day Celebration
Location: Prince George’s Stadium, Bowie, MD
Description: Following the Bowie Baysox baseball game, enjoy a stunning fireworks show. The game starts at 6:35 PM, with the fireworks show immediately after.
Website: Bowie Baysox

Rockville Independence Day Celebration
Location: Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, Rockville, MD
Description: Rockville hosts a celebration featuring live music, food vendors, and a brilliant fireworks display starting at 9:15 PM. The event kicks off at 7:00 PM with music and other entertainment.
Website: City of Rockville
These events offer a variety of settings from intimate local gatherings to large-scale national celebrations, ensuring a memorable 4th of July.

Upper Montgomery County VFD 4th of July Fireworks:
Location: Soccer Fields, 14650 Hughes Road, Poolesville, MD
Date & Time: July 4, 2024, Gates open at 5:00 PM
Description: This event features a fantastic fireworks display sponsored by the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department. The celebration includes a variety of food and specialty vendors, with a “Start the Show” raffle where a lucky winner can push the button to start the fireworks​ (Visit Montgomery)​.

MidCounty Sparkles:
Location: Albert Einstein High School, Kensington, MD
Date & Time: July 6, 2024, from 6:00 PM
Description: This event includes live music from Joe Falero and Downtown Sound, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Free parking and shuttle services are available from Westfield Wheaton Mall​ (Visit Maryland)​.

Six Flags America Presents Coca-Cola July 4th Fest:
Location: Six Flags America & Hurricane Harbor, Upper Marlboro, MD
Date & Time: July 4-6, 2024, Fireworks at 9:30 PM each night
Description: Enjoy three nights of fireworks along with a full day of rides, slides, and entertainment. The event also features live DJ music, interactive photo booths, and special limited-time refreshments​ (Visit Maryland)​.