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Fireworks on the National Mall

Please note: This event has already occurred.
No other experience better sums up the phrase "the patchwork quilt of America." Plant your blanket on the Mall on the Fourth of July, and by the time the fireworks start at 9:10 p.m., you'll be surrounded by people of all backgrounds united in celebration. The fireworks conclude with the 1812 Overture.