The Best Place for the 4th Is . . . Here

Washington, D.C., hosts a range of celebratory Independence Day events for 2016. Celebrations in or near Georgetown include a bicentennial party at Tudor Place, a parade along MacArthur Boulevard in the Palisades and a Potomac River cruise from Washington Harbour. The nation’s capital continues its tradition of hosting fireworks and a concert on the National Mall. This Fourth of July weekend is packed with events in the District’s neighborhoods, whether the Navy Yard, Dupont Circle, NoMa or Georgetown. Bring your family and friends to these free — and “Land of the Free” — events, unique to our “Home of the Brave.”

*JULY 1*
*Fireworks at Nationals Park*
Celebrate Independence Day weekend with America’s pastime at Nationals Park. Watch freedom fireworks after the 6 p.m. baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds. Visit
1500 South Capitol St. SE.

*JULY 2*
*A Bicentennial Party for Tudor Place*
Tudor Place is hosting a birthday celebration in honor of its Bicentennial. Play traditional American outdoor games, take self-guided garden tours, make patriotic crafts and enjoy cake from Dog Tag Bakery. Visit 1644 31st St. NW.

*July 4th Party and Costume Competition*
Judges will give prizes to patriotic, sexy and creative costumes. You can attend this July 4th party at the Gryphon restaurant, beginning 6 p.m., near Dupont Circle.
1337 Connecticut Ave. NW.

*JULY 4*
*Fireworks on the National Mall*
The main event in D.C. starts around 9:15 p.m. Sit anywhere you can see the sky.

*National Archives Independence Day*
This traditional celebration will include a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence — proclaimed in 1776 — by historical re-enactors, family activities and live musical performance for all ages. The free event runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

*A Capitol Fourth Concert*
The Capitol Fourth Concert is hosted by Tom Bergeron featuring performances by Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Amber Riley, National Symphony Orchestra, “On Your Feet!” and more. Visit West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

*Palisades 50th July 4th Parade and Picnic*
The Palisades Citizens Association presents the 50th Consecutive July 4th Parade and Picnic, starting 11 a.m. at MacArthur Boulevard and Whitehaven Parkway. After the parade, visit the Palisades Recreation Center for hot dogs, watermelon, drinks, live music and moon bounces. All are welcome to join or make a float. Visit 5200 Sherier Place NW.

*NoMa’s July 4th Bash*
NoMa BID and Storey Park brings you NoMa’s July 4th Bash, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy a live bluegrass band, moon bounces, face-painting and more. Free food will be available for the first 200 people. Visit 1005 First St. NE.

*4th of July Fireworks Cruise*
The two-hour cruise will feature a pizza buffet, view of the National Mall fireworks and moonlight memorials on the Potomac River. For details, visit 3050 K Street NW, Washington Harbour at the Georgetown waterfront.

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