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Fireworks over the National Mall

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Robert MacLean, Chief of United States Park Police talks about what visitors can expect during their visit on the 4th of July

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    Special Events

    Join the festivities in Washington, DC, including the Independence Day Parade, Fireworks Display, and the Salute to America.

  • Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial

    Photos and Multimedia

    View photos and videos of Independence Day festivities and preparations on the National Mall.

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    Social Media & Alerts

    Share your DC Fourth of July experience on social media! Stay informed with alerts and fun-facts about the DC monuments.

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    Plan Your Visit

    Find information to plan your trip around town on July 4, including directions, closures, security, and safety tips.

  • Two US Army Fife and Drum Corps soldiers looking at the Washington Monument

    History of Independence Day

    Take a moment to reflect on why millions of Americans gather for celebrations across the country on July 4th every year.

  • Ranger silhouette between flagpoles at night

    Making the Fourth Happen

    Ever wonder what it takes to put on a show for Independence Day in the nation's capital? Learn more about behind the scenes.

Last updated: December 3, 2019

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