WASHINGTON — Pick from dozens of picnics, parades and fireworks planned this July 4. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on around the region:
National Mall Fireworks will be launched from the Reflecting Pool at 9:10 p.m. The display will last 17 minutes.
Viewing areas near the mall include: U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall between 14th Street and 3rd Street*, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, The White House Ellipse, West Potomac Park, East Potomac Park, Anacostia Park, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Virginia) and George Washington Memorial Parkway (Virginia).
Signer’s Home & Garden tour Tours offered at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Garden admission free; house tour $5 (free for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County residents) July 4 William Paca House and Garden
College Park Food, music, and fireworks The Nightlife Band performs at 7 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza at about 9 p.m. (30-40 minute program) July 4 (rain date: July 5) University of Maryland at College Park – Lot 1 (in case of storm: Cole Field House)
Takoma Park Independ ence Day Celebration 10 a.m. – parade. Route: Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues, Carroll Avenue, Maple Avenue, Ritchie Avenue. 7 p.m. – entertainment 9:30 p.m. – fireworks by Bay Fireworks July 4 (rain date for fireworks: first clear evening) Takoma Park Middle School
Greenbelt July Fourth Fanfare Community Drum Circle at 5:30 p.m. Greenbelt Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. July 4 Buddy Attick Lake Park Crescent Road
Baltimore Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration Entertainment: Top-40 band Thunderball at 4 p.m. U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade at 7 p.m. Fireworks show, choreographed to festive music – Inner Habor at 9:30 p.m. Downtown Baltimore
Bowie Fourth of July 7 to 10 p.m. Fireworks at about 9:15 p.m. July 4 Prince George’s Stadium
Montgomery Village MVF Independence Day Parade Arrive by 9 a.m. at Apple Ridge ball field parking lot 9:15 a.m. – judging 10 a.m. – parade End of parade route: Watkins Mill High School
Suitland Morningside Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks For more information, call 301-736-2300 11 a.m. – parade – starting at 6500 Suitland Rd. at Morningside Fire Department At dusk – fireworks at Morningside Municipal Center at 6901 Main Street July 4
Westminster Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. – games, craft stalls, onstage entertainment and fireworks Admission: $5/person or $10/family until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m.: $5 parking fee Carroll County Farm Museum
Falls Church July 4th Celebration Live music at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. July 4 (rain date: July 5) George Mason High School 7124 Leesburg Pike Falls Church
Arlington Parade Begins one block up from Beach 3 at Stoneybrae Parade will begin forming at about 10:40 a.m. and start at 11 a.m. July 4 Lake Barcroft
Vienna July 4th Festival and Fireworks Show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – antique car show, arts and crafts, games for kids, Vienna Community Band 9:15 p.m. – fireworks at Southside Park July 4 Vienna Community Center