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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Montgomery County will once again host two free Independence Day fireworks displays, one on Thursday, July 4 and the other on Saturday, July 6. 

"Montgomery County is pleased to continue its yearly Independence Day celebrations,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “These events are more than just fireworks; they are a chance for our community to come together, celebrate our shared values, and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy. I encourage everyone to join us for an evening of fun, music and spectacular fireworks. Let's ensure that we celebrate safely and make this Fourth of July memorable for all."

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

  • Thursday, July 4, 7 p.m.: Germantown Glory at South Germantown Recreational Park, located at 18041 Central Park Circle in Germantown (Boyds) 
  • Saturday, July 6, 6 p.m.: Mid-County Sparkles at Albert Einstein High School, located at 11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington 

“The Montgomery County Recreation team is excited to continue facilitating the County’s annual Independence Day celebrations,” said Montgomery County Recreation Director Robin Riley. “The yearly celebration is a perfect opportunity to enjoy quality time outdoors with family and friends. We look forward to celebrating with you.”

Germantown Glory will kick off on July 4 at 7 p.m. with a concert by Central City Orchestra. On-site parking is available. 

Mid-County Sparkles will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 with concerts Joe Falero and Downtown Sound. The only parking available on-site will be for individuals with disabilities. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided starting at 5:30 p.m., from Westfield Wheaton, located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Event goers who park at Westfield Wheaton prior to 5:30 p.m. may be subject to towing by the property owner. Follow the directional signs for event parking and shuttles. 

The fireworks displays at both celebrations will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. The timing of the fireworks may change due to weather conditions. 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 240-777-6840 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 X

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Release ID: 24-257
Media Contact: Monika Hammer 240-463-2442
Categories: Holiday, Recreation