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    National Mall Independence Day Celebration

Things to Know Before You Come

Getting Around

Area closures and controlled access will affect your ability to navigate to and around the National Mall and Memorial Parks during this event. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use public transportation to attend the festivities. See Directions for details. See the Record of Determination for description of temporary closure of park areas for the Independence Day Event.

Health and Safety

Prevent Heat-related illness. Prepare yourself with adequate food, water, and shade to avoid becoming a victim of a life-threatening heat-related illness. The following pages offer more specific information:

Safety - Prepare for heat and sun!

Medical Tents - Get medical assistance at these locations.

Essential to Bring - Bring plenty of water and food to sustain yourself through the day.

Lost and Found - What to do if you lose or find an item, or to report lost persons.