It’s the biggest holiday in the Nation’s Capital! In addition to events on the National Mall, visitors can celebrate with special activities at Frederick Douglass’s Cedar Hill estate in Anacostia, or enjoy the fireworks from a number of national parks in and around the city.
Schedule of Events
Celebrate the nation's birthday in the capital! Find parks to visit and special events, like the Salute to America, parade, and fireworks.
Find your way around town and to the Independence Day events on the National Mall on July 4.
Enjoy the festivities while staying safe. Check an overview of safety procedures and guidelines for the Fourth of July events.
Know before you go. Check a list of prohibited items for the Fireworks Display, section of the parade route, and Salute to America.
Social Media & Alerts
Share your DC Fourth of July experience on social media! Stay informed with alerts and fun-facts about the DC monuments.
Plan Your Visit
Find information to plan your trip around town on July 4, including directions, closures, security, and safety tips.
History of Independence Day
Learn the history of why the nation celebrates our Independence Day on July 4 each year.
Last updated: July 4, 2019