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The Ultimate Washington DC Fourth of July Agenda

Washington, D.C. is the fourth best city to celebrate the Fourth of July, behind Seattle, Minneapolis and New Orleans. It ranks 33rd in entertainment and food, sixth in attractions and activities and 23rd in weather forecast. The attractions on this holiday are scattered throughout the city, and begin and end at various times. Among festivals, museums and parades, the following agenda will let you get to all the places you are looking forward to visiting.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence

National Archives Museum

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Live performances on the Constitution Avenue stage

National Archives Museum

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony

National Archives Museum


11:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Eat lunch and check out vendors

Smithsonian Folklife Festival


11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Watch the parade located on Constitution Ave and 7th

National Independence Day parade


2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

See the new exhibit “ICEBERGS”

National Building Museum


3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Walk through the “America’s Presidents” exhibit

The National Portrait Gallery


4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Eat dinner along the river at The Washington Harbor in Georgetown, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Tony and Joe’s Seafood or Fiola Mare


5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Hang out on the U.S. Capitol lawn for a concert that starts at 8 p.m.

Suggested arrival time 6 p.m.


9:09 p.m.

Fireworks at 9:09 at the National Mall

Relax with fireworks

Ideal viewing locations: U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR memorial, East Potomac Park or Rooftop Bars in DC


There is an endless amount of opportunities in DC on the Fourth of July. You cannot do them all, but take advantage of the day and be a part of the festivities. Remember to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.



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