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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Montgomery County will host two Independence Day fireworks displays this year, one on Saturday, July 2 and the other on Monday, July 4.


"It’s great to be able to gather again and enjoy the fireworks and celebrations," said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. "I know they have been missed by so many. These are the first in several years; we’re thrilled to return and we have so appreciated everyone’s cooperation and understanding of the need to protect public health. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.”


The Independence Day celebrations will take place at the following locations:

  • July 2: Mid-County Sparkles at Albert Einstein High School, located at 11135 Newport Road in Kensington
  • July 4: Germantown Glory at South Germantown Recreational Park, located at 18041 Central Park Circle in Germantown (Boyds)


“We are excited to bring back our Independence Day fireworks displays this year after having to put them on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Montgomery County Department of Recreation Director Robin Riley.  "This is fantastic event to enjoy music, outdoors and time with family and friends.”


Mid-County Sparkles will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 with a concert by Joe Falero Band, a Latin Jazz band. Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues and rock band, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. The only parking available on-site at Einstein High School will be for individuals with disabilities. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Westfield Wheaton, located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Parking at Westfield Wheaton will open at 5:30 p.m. Event goers who park at Westfield Wheaton prior to 5:30 p.m. may be subject to towing by the property owner. Shuttle service will begin at 5:30 p.m. Follow the directional signs for event parking and shuttles.


Germantown Glory will kick off on July 4 at 7 p.m. with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues and rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Follow the directional signs for free on-site parking.


The fireworks displays will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. at both celebrations. The timing of the fireworks shows may change due to weather conditions. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at both events. There will be food vendors at both locations. Alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted.


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].


Montgomery County Recreation thanks its sponsors the Maryland Soccerplex, Montgomery Parks and Westfield Wheaton for their support.


For more information, call MC311 at 311 or 240-777-0311 or visit the Montgomery County Recreation website. You can also follow Montgomery County Recreation on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


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Release ID: 22-354
Media Contact: Monika Hammer 240-463-2442