Independence Day in Washington

Although celebrated all over America, the Independence Day celebrations in Washington DC, the nation’s capital, are the biggest and glitziest in the country. The celebrations include a day of concerts, parades, flag-waving and fireworks. The parade begins on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street and consists of marching bands and colourful floats. A National Folklife Festival on the Mall features different cultures in the Americas and a variety of ethnic groups representing all the faiths and ethnicities that make up the country. The day ends at the Washington Monument with a loud and fantastic fireworks display, which is reputed to be one of the biggest in the world. The day marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776 and is a national holiday throughout the country
Various venues and locations. Various
2008-07-04 -to- 2008-07-04
The parade begins at 1145
most venues are located in the heart of the city
July 4th Parade
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Events in Washington

Venue: Various locations
Dates: 2008-06-01 to 2008-06-30 Annual
The biggest celebration of gay and lesbian identities in the city, the annual Capital Pride is a week-long event that is open to everyone. The Pride... [more info]
Venue: National Mall
Dates: 2008-06-01 to 2008-07-31 Annual
Attracting over one million visitors each year, this free event is a celebration of folklife and includes a packed programme of music, song, dance,... [more info]
Venue: Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Dates: 2008-06-01 to 2008-06-30 Annual
The National Barbecue Battle sees teams and restaurants compete against one another in a bid to be crowned the winners of the competition. There are... [more info]
Venue: South Beach
Dates: 2009-02-01 to 2009-03-31 Annual
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