8 Things to Do Over the July 4th Weekend

From fireworks to live musical experiences, there are plenty of activities happening all weekend long in Montgomery County, Maryland. We’ve pulled 8 fun things to do over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Spend an Evening at Calleva Farm

Families are welcome at Calleva Pizza Night on the Farm! Delicious pizza, local beers & wines, farm-fresh salads, ice cream & an opportunity to wander the farm.

Bike Through Kensington’s Fourth of July Bike Parade

Decorate your bikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, or anything on wheels. Roll over to St. Paul Park by 9:45am to participate in the bike parade. Follow the KVFD Fire Truck through the streets of town from 10am – 11am. 

Enjoy Live Music, Food, and Fireworks at SummerFest

Celebrate America’s independence with friends and family at SummerFest, Gaithersburg’s illuminating summer festival on the expansive grounds of Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. Featuring live music, food trucks and local breweries, and family-friendly activities, all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display and SummerGlo After Party.

Create Your Own Craft Beverage Tour

Sip and savor your way around farm-chic tasting rooms and sophisticated urban wineries. Grab a pint on a working horse farm or hit a few breweries along the red line metro. Try out local hard cider or sample craft spirits at the county’s first and only distillery. Plan your stops for a personalized craft beverage tour along the Tastemakers Trail.

Stop by Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration

Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration is held annually at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. This location offers wonderful spectator viewing, and ample and convenient parking for the 4th of July festivities. Enjoy live music by Vertigo Red and a 20-minute fireworks display.

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Take a Dip at a Montgomery County Public Pool

If you’re looking for a place to cool off all weekend long, we’ve got you covered. There are seven outdoor public pools and a collection of indoor swim centers conveniently located throughout the county.

Check out Montgomery County Recreation’s Fireworks

Mid-County Sparkles will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 1 with music by Ocho de Bastos and the Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute Band.  The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 pm. Located at Albert Einstein High School. Shuttle services are available starting at 5:30 pm from the Westfield Wheaton Mall.

Germantown Glory will kick off on July 4 at 7:00 pm at the South Germantown Recreational Park with a concert featuring a performance honoring the life of Tina Turner with the Forever Tina tribute band. Follow the directional signs for free on-site parking. Pets and alcohol are not permitted. 

Find more things to do in Montgomery County all summer long on our events calendar!