The Fourth of July celebration at Mount Vernon includes daytime fireworks, music, a naturalization ceremony and military reenactments. (Jabin Botsford/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

All events are Saturday unless otherwise noted.


Independence Day at the National Archives Morning activities on the steps include signing and reading a copy of the Declaration of Independence, music and color guard performances and historical reenactments 8-11:45 a.m. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. 202-357-5000. Free.

National Independence Day Parade This patriotic parade through the heart of the city features celebrities and dignitaries, marching bands, floats, giant balloons and horses. Constitution Avenue from Seventh to 17th streets NW. 11:45 a.m. 800-395-2036. Free.

A Capitol Fourth Barry Manilow, Alabama, Nicole Scherzinger, Hunter Hayes, Meghan Lindsay, KC and the Sunshine Band, Lang Lang and Ronan Tynan perform with the National Symphony Orchestra, Choral Arts Society of Washington and military ensembles for broadcast on PBS, concluding with fireworks. The Capitol grounds open at 3 p.m.; gates for the concert open at 5 p.m., concert, 8-9:30 p.m. West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building, 100 Constitution Ave. NE. 202-467-4600. Free.

Independence Day Silent Disco and Fireworks Viewing Art Soiree and the Embassy Row Hotel host a silent dance party that includes views of the fireworks, electric beats by three DJs and hula performances. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Rooftop, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW $40, online registration only.

See a detailed map and schedule of events for the Fourth of July weekend.

Fireworks on the Mall A 17.5-minute display is set off at the reflecting pool. View from the Mall or one of the suggested vantage points on the National Park Service’s Web site. 9:09 p.m. The Mall, between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. 202-426-6841, emergency line 202-610-7500. Free.


July Fourth Fest A three-day festival featuring nightly musical performances and fireworks shows. Friday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-1500.$42.99-$61.99, age 2 and younger free.

River Concert Series The Chesapeake Orchestra performs an outdoor concert of contemporary music by John Williams, followed by fireworks. Friday at 7 p.m. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Townhouse Green, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City. 240-895-2000. Free.

Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth Live music, a fun zone and vendors. Watch the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs take on the Sugar Land Skeeters in a baseball matchup, followed by fireworks. 4:30-9:30 p.m. Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf. 301-638-9788. Free, game tickets $13.

July 4 Fanfare Greenbelt celebrates Independence Day with live music from the Greenbelt Concert Band, a drum circle, crafts and a fireworks display at dusk. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt. 301-474-0646. Free.

Baysox Independence Day celebration Bowie’s minor league baseball team takes on the Erie SeaWolves, followed by a fireworks show. 6:45 p.m. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-805-6000. $7-$17.

College Park Fireworks Live music, vendors and fireworks. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. 7 p.m. University of Maryland, Parking Lot 1, Baltimore Avenue and Rossborough Lane, College Park. 301-864-8877. Free.

Fireworks cruise Take a picnic and watch the fireworks show aboard the historic Wm. B. Tennison. Chips, dip and drinks included. 8 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. 410-326-2042, Ext. 41, $30. Registration required.

July 4 Fireworks Spectacular Events include strolling entertainers, family-friendly games, food vendors, a performance by the Rollex Band and fireworks. Walk in from Chestnut or Dalamar streets. Gates open at 5 p.m.; the event begins at 6 p.m., with the band at 8 p.m. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. Inclement weather/emergency line 301-330-0050, Ext. 2434. Free.

Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration Performances by the Nighthawks, the Fugitive Brass Quintet and Rockville Concert Band are followed by a fireworks display. 7-9:30 p.m. Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Dr., Rockville. 240-314-5022. Free.

Mid-County Sparkles Santana tribute band Gringo Jingo performs, followed by a fireworks display, which can be seen from the ballfield at Albert Einstein High School and at Newport Mill Middle School. Shuttle service provided from lots at Westfield Wheaton Metro Parking Garage across from J.C. Penney and the north building parking lot adjacent to Macy’s. Only handicapped parking will be available on-site. 7:30 p.m. Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington. 240-777-6870. Free.


An American Celebration at Mount Vernon The Fourth of July celebration includes daytime fireworks, music, a naturalization ceremony and military reenactments. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000. $17, ages 6-11 $8, age 5 and younger free.

Leesburg celebration An evening celebration begins at 6 with a food court and music by country band Harley Boone. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. 703-777-1368. Free.

Reston celebration Water Mine water park opens at 10 a.m. Live music and vendors from 4-8 p.m., followed by fireworks. Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. 703-471-5415. Free.

Vienna celebration Red, White and Blue on the Green includes a barbecue, chili dog contest and children’s activities. Noon-5 p.m. Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. 703-255-6360. Free.

Celebrate America! in Manassas Live music, an apple-pie-baking contest, a watermelon-eating contest, a children’s bike rodeo, rides for kids and food vendors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch fireworks from the lawn of the Manassas Museum. 3-10 p.m. Center Street, Manassas. 703-361-6599. Free.

Purcellville celebration and fireworks Performances by local bands and fireworks with live accompaniment by the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Gates open at 2 p.m., performances begin at 5 p.m. Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. 540-338-7603. . $10 per vehicle.

Fairfax City concert and fireworks Dance to the rock-and-roll music of Almost Journey, a Journey tribute band. The City of Fairfax Band will perform the “1812 Overture” to kick off a fireworks display, and 2U, a U2 tribute band, will follow with a finale. 7 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. Free.

Falls Church celebration Live music at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Bring blankets for seating. 7 p.m. George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-248-5178. Free.

Vienna fireworks Seating available at Yeonas Park. Fat Chance will provide a pre-show concert Friday at 7 p.m. Seating areas open at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Southside Park, 1315 Ross Dr. SW, Vienna. 703-255-7840. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan, Jillian S. Jarrett and Sarah Lane