Fourth of July in Washington DC

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The Fourth of July is a very exciting time to be in Washington: there are festivities throughout the day, leading up to a spectacular fireworks display around 9:00pm.

Don’t miss the National Cathedral¬† free concert beginning at 11 am. After that, you will need to go down Constitution Avenue and be there by noon for the The Fourth of July Parade. During the afternoon, you’ll find many interesting activities taking place on and near the National Mall: the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be the place to be, with music, performances, crafts and cuisine examining the cultures of Northern Ireland…

You will have also concerts by military bands taking place on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

The National Archives’ family-friendly programming includes a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence and special appearances by costumed historical characters like Ben Franklin and Martha Washington. An evening concert featuring an all-star cast begins at 8 pm on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The National Symphony Orchestra also performs during the spectacular fireworks show, which begins just after 9 pm. No alcohol is permitted on the Mall, and guests should expect to pass through security check points. The celebration takes place rain or shine.

Enjoy! Jonathan

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