Joonbug link: Take on Independence Day Washington, DC Style.
If you’re spending July 4th in DC, you are in for an awesome, fun-filled treat. Disputably “the most patriotic place in America” to celebrate your Fourth of July festivities, Washington, DC is your prime destination. Get the party started with a spectacular fireworks show, hot boat cruise and a lively parade.
Midtown Liberty Bar Tour
Start the celebration early with delicious brews. On Wednesday, July 3rd from 5pm to midnight, one of the area’s biggest pre-Fourth of July parties will commence to benefit the USO. Coors Light, Dupont Circle, Mix 107.3 and Washington DC Lindy Promotions will be hosting this epic bar tour. Discounts will be given out at eighteen of Dupont Circle’s awesome restaurants and bars, such asBread & Brew, McFadden’s and Buffalo Billiards. Enjoy a night of shot specials, patriotic necklaces, delectable food, fun giveaways, and of course, constantly flowing brews. Book your tickets here. Admission for the bar tour is currently $16 online.
America’s National Independence Day Parade
What is a classic Fourth of July venture without a parade? Commemorate the red, white and blue at Washington’s “biggest and best parade.” Patriotic floats, marching bands, military and specialty units, VIPs, humungous balloons and celebrity participants will come together this Thursday morning to march down Constitution Avenue. Don’t miss out on this epic festivity for America’s Birthday! Click here to learn more about the event.
Fireworks on The National Mall
The reflection of colorful explosions on the Reflecting Pool is certainly a gorgeous sight to see in DC. This annual firework display draws in hundreds of thousands of eager spectators who set up cozy blankets and chairs for the viewing. Picnic dinners will commence under the brilliant light show. Fireworks will begin shooting off against the starry, patriotic backdrop at 9:10pm on Thursday, July 4th, accompanied by music from the National Symphony Orchestra. The show will last for seventeen minutes. For more information, click here. The National Mall is located between Constitution and Independence Ave. SW.
July 4th Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Jump aboard the Spirit of Mt. Vernon and cruise under a breathtaking firework display. The dinner cruise boards at 6:30pm and sets sail on July 4th from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. A premium open bar, delectable dinner buffet and hot beats from the boat’s DJ await. Book your cruise tickets here for an unforgettable Independence Day experience. The boat departs fromPier 4, Water Street, Washington DC.
A Capitol Fourth Concert
A selection of America’s most famous musical artists come together to put on outstanding performances at A Capitol Fourth Concert. This year’s concert will feature host Tom Bergeron and the legendary Barry Manilow. Manilow will be leading an awesome cast, including artists such as American Idol winner Scotty McCeery and actor/singer Darren Criss from Glee. The concert will be broadcasted live on PBS on July 4thfrom 8-9:30pm. To learn more about this event, clickhere.
Fourth of July in DC Tidbit:
Free Independence Day cab rides will be offered by theSoberRide program throughout the Washington DC area from 10pm on July 4th to 4am on July 5th. Ten listed taxicab companies will be participating in this event, including Alexandria Yellow Cab, Barwood and Fairfax Yellow Cab. For the full list of taxicab companies, and for more information, click here.