Montgomery County, Maryland has a variety of opportunities to see fireworks and to participate in activities for the Fourth of July. All events are family-friendly and most include live entertainment. All events listed below will occur on July 4, unless otherwise noted.
South Germantown Recreational Park
18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD
Germantown Glory will kick off at 7 pm with a concert at South Germantown Recreational Park. The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 pm. The timing of the fireworks show may change due to weather conditions. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. There will be food vendors at both locations. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Rain date for the fireworks display only is July 5.
Mattie J. T. Stepanek Park
1800 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD
The City of Rockville’s Fourth of July celebration returns for the second straight year to Stepanek Park in King Farm. The event kicks off with live music by The Nighthawks at 7 pm, followed by fireworks at 9:15 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic items. Parking is available in lots along Shady Grove and Gaither Roads as well as on Piccard Drive.
Albert Einstein High School
11135 Newport Rd, Kensington, MD
Mid-County Sparkles begins at 7:30 pm with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues, rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Only parking for individuals with disabilities will be available on-site at Einstein High School. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Westfield Wheaton Mall, located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 pm. The timing of the fireworks show may change due to weather conditions. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. There will be food vendors. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Rain date for the fireworks display only is July 5.
Additional Fourth of July Activities:
If you’re looking for an alternative to fireworks, consider participating is one of these Fourth of July events throughout Montgomery County.
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
The Takoma Park, Maryland community comes together for their 130th Independence Day Celebration with a morning parade and an evening patriotic & musical program. This annual small-town Independence Day celebration kicks off with a community parade at 10 am and travels along Carroll, Maple and Ritchie Avenues. The evening program begins at 7 pm at the Takoma Park Community Center with performances by MO’Fire, the AcroAirs and the Takoma Park Community Band.
Plyers Mill Road and St. Paul Street
The 24th Annual Fourth of July Bike Parade will take place on July 4 starting at 10 am at St. Paul Park. This event is open to kids and those young at heart, that wish to decorate their bike, scooter, wagon or stroller and follow a Kensington Volunteer Fire Department truck through the streets of Kensington.
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD
“The Nation’s Medical Museum — Meeting Challenges through Innovation.” The Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum is a free, docent-led introductory tour highlighting the remarkable changes in American medicine over the past 150 years with a special focus on military medicine.
Potomac Library Parking Lot
10101 Glenolden Dr. Rockville, MD
The National Capital Area Chapter of Autism Speaks will hold the Autism Speaks 5K on Wednesday, July 4 in Potomac, MD. The community event will include a timed 5k run and family-friendly 1-mile walk through a scenic Potomac neighborhood.
Proceeds from the 18th annual race will support Autism Speaks’ mission to promote solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for individuals with autism and their families. Registration is required.
Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center
4301 Willow Ln, Chevy Chase, MD
The Town of Chevy Chase’s July 4th celebration begins at noon with a community parade led by the Dixie Land Trio. Residents are encouraged to come to the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center at 4301 Willow Lane at 11:30 am to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and baby carriages before participating in the parade around the town. A picnic begins at 12:30 pm a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the event. Residents are asked to RSVP for the celebration with the town office by calling 301-654-7144 or emailing email@example.com.
Looking to add more activities to your summer itinerary? Take a look at Best Things to Do this Summer and our Guide to Great Family Weekends in Montgomery County.