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Where to see fireworks and parades this July 4

Pick from dozens of picnics, parades and fireworks planned this July 4. Outside of the National Mall festivities, here's a sampling of what's going on around the region:

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 12:33pm EDT

Tags: fireworks

Speed and red-light cameras operate as normal on July 4

The Fourth of July may be a holiday, but it's no excuse to disregard traffic laws: speed and red-light cameras are still operating as normal.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 05:29am EDT

Tags: speed cameras, red light cameras, Fourth of July, July Fourth, Ari Ashe

Protect against food poisoning at your next cookout

Food is a central component to many Fourth of July celebrations. And cooking and eating outside in the sunny summer weather is a popular way to enjoy the holiday. But this can mean trouble. Food that sits in the heat too long can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: cookout, Grilling, Paula Wolfson, food, sick, food poisoning, Fourth of July, diarrhea

Where to watch D.C.'s fireworks on the 4th of July

Whether you're a seasoned local or a newbie tourist, finding a good spot to watch the District's fireworks display is often a matter of luck. However, we know some places around the city that might improve your chances.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 08:23am EDT

Tags: Dana Gooley, fireworks, July 4th holiday, D.C., Independence Day

Cookouts take bigger bite out of your wallet

Rising beef prices will make for a heftier grocery bill as you plan for your Fourth of July cookout.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 04:33am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, Fourth of July, cookout, cost of a cookout

ATF: Fireworks can be deadly

Ahead of the Fourth of July, the ATF is warning consumers that some fireworks can be deadly and offers some tips and suggestions to enjoy the devices safely.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 04:51pm EDT

Tags: ATF, fireworks, fireworks safety, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Hank Silverberg

VDOT launches mowing blitz ahead of holiday

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 05:40am EDT

Tags: vdot,

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