Montgomery Co. won’t host July 4 bash

Maryland’s Montgomery County won’t be hosting a July 4 celebration this year.

In a release, the county said the coronavirus pandemic created uncertainty and it “could not guarantee the Germantown Glory and Mid-County Sparkles celebrations would take place and did not establish a contract for the event.”

Outdoor pools, at least, will open from noon to 7 p.m. on Independence Day.

In addition, Montgomery Fire and Rescue Services warned about possible dangers from illegal fireworks.

All fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Montgomery County.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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