Classic Independence Day Events in the Nation’s Capital

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.

National Independence Day Parade

Date: July 4, 2010        Start time: 11:45 a.m. EST       Route: Constitution Avenue and 7th Street to 17th Street NW

Fourth of July Fireworks on the National Mall

Where: National Mall (Smithsonian Metro will not be accessible on July 4th; for alternate routes, click here)

Start time: 9:15 p.m. EST

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