July 4th in Washington DC

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives VA0225060364, MD638478

Celebrate the 4th of July in the Nation's Capitol!

There is nothing like celebrating Independence Day in Washington DC! If you find yourself here during this great holiday, you should make it a point to check out the goings on downtown. This annual celebration just keeps getting better year after year.

The whole thing kicks off with the Independence Day Parade starting at 11:45am. You can get great views off of Constitution Avenue starting at 7th Street going on down to 17th.

Then head on over to the National Mall where the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has been in full swing since late June. Sample food and drinks from various cultures that make DC what it is. Hours are 11am - 5pm.

Stroll on over to the southwest corner of the Washington Monument where The Air Force Band will join together with the Gatlin Brothers for a special concert at 6pm.

More music is in store! You can stay for the "A Capitol Fourth" concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra on the Capitol steps. This year's performers include Huey Lewis and the News, Taylor Hicks, Jerry Lee Lewis and more! The concert starts at 8pm.

And finally, beginning at dark, approximately 9:15pm, you can witness one of the most spectacular fireworks displays this country has to offer. Enjoy 20-30 minutes of brilliant, dazzling fireworks commemorating our Independence!

If you decide to brave the crowds, you definitely want to take Metro. L'Enfant Plaza and Federal Triangle are the stops you want to use because the Smithsonian stop is always closed during the July 4th festivities.

Finally, if all the hoopla keeps you at home this year, check out "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS where you can enjoy the revelry in the comfort of home in high def. Or, you can enjoy fireworks at other places in Virginia or Maryland.

Places in Virginia to see fireworks:

July 3, 2008

  • Belle Haven Country Club 6023 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Chantilly National Golf Club 14901 Braddock Road, Centreville, Virginia

July 4, 2008

  • International Town Country Club 13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Lake Fairfax Park 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, Virginia
  • River Bend Golf and Country Club 375 Walker Road, Great Falls, Virginia
  • Langley High School 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia
  • Vienna Elementary School 128 Center Street, Vienna, Virginia
  • Lake Barcroft Association Beach 3 Waterway Drive, Falls Church, Virginia
  • Lee District Park 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Country Club of Fairfax 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Westwood Country Club 800 Maple Avenue, Vienna, Virginia
  • Springfield Golf and Country Club 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, Virginia

Places in Maryland to see fireworks:


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Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, REALTOR. Licensed in VA, MD, and DC. 

Red Dress Realty at RE/MAX Executives

DIRECT: 202-630-2MOV 

8442 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA, 22152

2704 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22301

Cathy has lived in the DC Metro area since 1996. She currently lives in West Springfield, VA. Licensed since 2001 and serves clients in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Cathy's service area includes Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church in Virginia and Prince George's, and Montgomery County in Maryland., and of course. 

Cathy has an excellent track record getting short sales approved and closed. Cathy can also facilitate buying and selling real estate anywhere in the world. 

Cathy is a VHDA Certified Trainer and she has taught classes on buying short sales, HUD homes, and foreclosures and social media marketing classes through Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education Program. 

Cathy is a retired Army Reserve Major and an accomplished singer with a rock band. She resides in Springfield, VA with her dog and cat.

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Comments (2)

Steve Homer
The HBH Group (Keller Williams affiliate) - Round Rock, TX

Wish I could be there this year.  Spent Memorial Day in D.C. several years ago and that was major cool.  Not this July 4th though until the travel expenses get back to normal.  Airfare is just outrageous right now!

Jul 01, 2008 11:58 PM
Steve Homer
The HBH Group (Keller Williams affiliate) - Round Rock, TX

Watched "A Capitol 4th" on PBS on Friday night.  Made me want to make plans to be there next year for the 4th!

Jul 06, 2008 12:04 AM