Celebrate Freedom!

Fireworks begin at 9:09 pm on July 4

Fireworks going off behind the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Fireworks Schedule

A detailed description of the schedule for Fourth of July fireworks display.

A map of the National Mall area for the Fourth of July


Detailed maps of the National Mall area for the Fourth of July

A Park Ranger staying hydrated during the event by drinking water


An overview of safety procedures and guidelines for the Fourth of July event.

A listing with images of Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

A list of prohibited items and recommendations for the event

Park Rangers preparing for the event

Making It Happen

Details on the National Park Service and the behind the scenes work that makes the Fourth of July possible.

Drum and Fife re-enactors playing at the World War II Memorial

History of Independence Day

A detailed history of the origin of Independence Day.

Last updated: July 22, 2016


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