4th of July is coming up in a few days! Where better to celebrate than America’s capital, Washington D.C.?
The city will be celebrating America’s birthday in numerous ways. Some events are free and welcome all ages, and some are not. However, for any of you who need last minute plans for the Fourth, maybe some of these places and events will interest you and give you a good time!
Every year, D.C. celebrate the Fourth with the National Independence Day Parade. The parade takes place on Constitution Avenue between 7th street and 17th street, and it will start at 11:45 AM. There will be big floats of fictional constitutional and historic characters, veterans, live bands, and a ton of other people ready for the big day! This is free and appropriate for all ages.
You can also attend the free concert series called ‘A Capitol Fourth’ that will be held on West Lawn. The concert will be starting at 8 PM which features multiple musicians and a special performance by the National Symphony Orchestra. Afterward, you can watch the fireworks that will be by National Mall. This is also free and all ages are welcomed!
Want to see some of the city’s best fireworks? Head over to the steps at Lincoln Memorial or the river in Arlington to watch some of the most amazing fireworks in the entire city. Fireworks will be starting around 9 PM, so take some snacks and head over early and reserve a good spot!
Another fun event that is also free is the Smithsonian Folklife Festival that takes place every year from late June to July 8th. It will be held by National Mall. You can watch concerts, eat food, watch entertainers and presentations, as well as have a picnic of your own! It’s a great place to spend the day with the kids and take the dog out, too!
If you’re in the mood to go for a dive, head over to the Capitol Riverfront with the kids. There are lots of waterfront activities, entertainment, as well as food. What better way than to spend a hot day swimming?
There are many things to do around the city that are affordable or even free! With the number of events going on, you are bound to run into one and spend a day full of fun and joy!
Happy Fourth of July!