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The Best Fireworks Shows in Washington, D.C.

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Where better than to celebrate July 4th than the nation's capital! To D.C. residents and tourists alike, the Capitol Fourth celebration is arguably the best there is. Held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., every July 4th, A Capitol Fourth is a day of cultural events, music, and finally a spectacular fireworks display bursting from the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in D.C.

A Capitol Fourth

8-9:30 p.m.

National Mall (Reflecting Pool), Washington, D.C.

A Capitol Fourth features performances by stars, like, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Natasha Bedingfield, Josh Groba, Gloria Estefan, and many, many more. Enjoy the music then stay for the spectacular fireworks display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. No trip to D.C. for July 4th would be complete without witnessing this most amazing fireworks display.

If crowds are not your thing, check out these July 4th Washington, D.C., area fireworks displays:

USAF Band Independence Day Concert

8-9:30 p.m.

1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA

Fairfax Fireworks Display

7-10:30 p.m.

3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA

July 4th Celebration

7-10 p.m.

7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA

Fourth of July

7-10:30 p.m.

814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA

Fourth Leesburg Independence Day Celebration

6-10:30 p.m.

60 Ida Lee Drive, NW, Leesburg, VA

Celebrate America

6-10 p.m.

9101 Prince William St., Manassas, VA

McLean Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show

8-10 p.m.

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA

Fireworks, Food, and Family Fun

10 a.m.-10 p.m.

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA

July 4th Festival and Fireworks Show

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna, VA



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