Thursday, 30 June 2016 20:11

Where to Celebrate July 4th in Montgomery County, Maryland

For the second year Rockville’s Independence Day celebration will be held in King Farm.   The event will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Monday, July 4th at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive.   From 5 p.m.-8 p.m. there will be a Peace Gathering in honor of Mattie’s birthday and his legacy of peace.  There will be music, activities, cake, and conversation.  The City of Rockville’s Fireworks Celebration begins at 7 p.m.  Fireworks are expected to begin around 9:15 p.m. (

Gaithersburg's 4th of July celebration has a new home. An entire day’s worth of activities – all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display – will take place at historic Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. The Water Park and Mini Golf course open at 11 a.m., the Skate Park opens at 3 p.m. Festival activities begin at 5 p.m. with live music by Millennium and The Lloyd Dobler Effect, strolling entertainers, an interactive DJ, family fun inflatables, lawn games, a food court, activity vendors and more.  The fireworks show begins at dusk, about 9:30 p.m.  Following the fireworks there will be a SummerGlo After Party. The playground will be fully lit and there will be glow-in-the dark giveaways and activities, dancing to the sounds of a lively DJ, and food vendors selling late night snacks.


Germantown will host its July 4th celebration, Germantown Glory, at the Maryland SoccerPlex.  The celebration will kick off at 7 p.m. with a patriotic concert performed by Simply the Best, featuring Suzette Dorsey, with fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Low lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome, and free parking is available.  For more information click here

You should be aware that in Montgomery County it is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks, including gold label sparkers.  You can have snap-and-pop noise makers, snakes and party poppers, but those are the only exceptions.  Fireworks include any firecracker, skyrocket, or Roman candle.  Toy caps are only permitted if the explosive content is under .25 grains and they are designed so the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in use.  In Maryland, private use and possession of fireworks, including sparklers, is illegal and carries a $500 fine.  Selling fireworks in Maryland is against the law and carries a $1,000 fine. For more information, click here (

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