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Contact: Mike Litterst (National Park Service), 202-245-4676
Contact: Sgt. Eduardo Delgado (United States Park Police), 202-556-9181
WASHINGTON– The National Park Service invites you to celebrate Independence Day on the National Mall! Complete information and updates on the Independence Day celebration can be found at www.nps.gov/foju.
Schedule of Events
National Independence Day Parade – Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street to 17th Street NW
11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams and more celebrate Independence Day in this patriotic, flag-waving, red, white and blue celebration of America's birthday! www.july4thparade.com
Salute to America – Lincoln Memorial
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
President Donald J. Trump honors America’s armed forces with music, military demonstrations, flyovers and much more. Participants include the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”), the Armed Forces Chorus, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, and many others. Gates open at 3 p.m.
A Capitol Fourth Concert – West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Symphony Orchestra, join host John Stamos for an all-star salute to America's 243rd birthday with performances by Grammy Award-winning music legend Carole King, multi-platinum recording artist Vanessa Williams, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, the National Symphony Orchestra, a special appearance by the Sesame Street Muppets, and much more! Gates open at 3 p.m. www.pbs.org/capitolfourth
9:07 p.m. – 9:42 p.m.
Independence Day culminates with a spectacular fireworks display launched from West Potomac Park and behind the Lincoln Memorial which will be visible from locations throughout D.C. and Northern Virginia. The fireworks will be cancelled in case of heavy rain, thunderstorms or high winds.
Security and Safety Information
The United States Park Police will again be using a text notification service to quickly deliver important and emergency information to visitors. Cell phone users can receive notifications via text message by texting JULY4DC to 888777. For more information about security, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/security.htm.
The U.S. Park Police will maintain a family reunification trailer near Survey Lodge, on the south side of the Washington Monument Grounds along Independence Avenue, SW. For more information, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/lost-and-found.htm.
A number of Medical Aid Stations will be located throughout the National Mall area. For informatio about safety, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/safety.htm.
For information about to get to the National Mall, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/directions.htm.
For information about road closures, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/closures.htm.
Prohibited Items and Activities
For information about prohibited items for the National Mall and Salute to America, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/prohibited-items.htm.
Visitors are strongly advised to use public transportation. For more information about how to go the National Mall, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/directions.htm.
For information about site closures, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/closures.htm.
Last updated: June 28, 2019