Although I’ve lived in the DC area for over 10 years, I never get tired of watching the Independence Day parade or watching the explosive fireworks on the National Mall. If you are new to D.C. and looking for something fun to do without all the fuss, check out these two outdoor events.
Date: July 4, 2010 Start time: 11:45 a.m. EST Route: Constitution Avenue and 7th Street to 17th Street NW
Where: National Mall (Smithsonian Metro will not be accessible on July 4th; for alternate routes, click here)
Start time: 9:15 p.m. EST