The 4th of July celebrates the date American colonists declared independence from Great Britain in 1776. Also called Independence Day, the 4th of July is commemorated throughout the USA with fireworks, parades, concerts, family gatherings, and cookouts.
As the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is the perfect place to celebrate this truly American holiday. Here are just a few of the many celebrations in DC:
The National Park Service’s Fourth of July in Washington, DC has details on the different ways to celebrate on the Mall and other areas around DC. Check out this website for history, maps, and safety information.
A Capitol Fourth (You can also attend the dress rehearsal on July 3rd.)
7th Annual July 4th Celebration at the Armed Services Retirement Home in Petworth (This annual gathering is a wonderful way to enjoy the fireworks without the crowds on the Mall. They also need volunteers to make the event a success, so click here if you’re interested in helping out.)
Patriotic Games and Fun
- Visit this link for fun coloring pages, craft ideas, puzzles and games to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.