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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Montgomery County will host two Independence Day fireworks displays on July 4—Germantown Glory at the Maryland SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Germantown (Boyds) and Mid-County Sparkles at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Road, Kensington. Both firework displays will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.


Germantown Glory will kick off at 7 p.m. with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, R&B and rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Follow signs for free on-site parking.  


Mid-County Sparkles begins at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Gringo Jingo performing the best of Santana. Only parking for individuals with disabilities will be available on-site at Einstein High School.  Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Westfield Wheaton. Parking at Westfield Wheaton will open at 6 p.m. Event goers who park at Westfield Wheaton prior to 6 p.m. may be subject to towing by the property owner. Shuttle service from Westfield Wheaton to Einstein High School can be accessed between the North Building and the CVS. Follow event parking/shuttle signage. Shuttle service will begin at 6:15 p.m.


Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at both events. Food vendors will be on site. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. The rain date for fireworks only is July 5.


Sign language interpreter services and other auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon request with as much notice as possible, preferably at least three business days before the event. To request special accommodations, contact a therapeutic recreation specialist at 240-777-6870 or email [email protected].

For more information, call MC311 at 311 or 240-777-0311 or go to

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Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Carmen Berrios Martinez 240-777-6875