FOURTH OF JULY: Where to watch July 4th fireworks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

How will you spend your Fourth of July this year? There's no shortage of patriotic fun-- and fireworks-- in the D.C. area this year, but if you still can't decide, we're here to help.

Here's a list of some of the events happening around D.C., Maryland and Virginia for July 4, 2015:


Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Daytime Fireworks
An American Celebration at Mount Vernon, with smoke fireworks, military reenactments, a wreath-laying ceremony, birthday cake and more. New this year: 600 limited-edition aged George Washington Rye Whiskey 375 mL bottles will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. for $185 each.
When: July 4 th , 8 a.m-5 p.m.
Where: George Washington's Mount Vernon
Price: Free with regular $8-$17 admission
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Fairfax Independence Day Celebration .
Enjoy performances by City of Fairfax Band, Almost Journey & U2. Overflow seating available, bring chairs.
When: July 4th, 7-10:30 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School
Price: Free
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The festivities begin at 3 p.m. and include live entertainment, food, and vendors. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m.
When: July 4th, 3-10 p.m.
Where: Old Town Manassas Train Depot & the Manassas Museum Lawn
Price: Free
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Falls Church
Live music will start at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
Where: George Mason High School
Price: Free
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When: July 4th, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Langley High School
Price: Free
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National Mall Independence Day Celebration
Looking to celebrate the Fourth in the District this year? Well what better than seeing a firework display at the national mall. But wait, check out this list of all the festivities going on that day:

Parade: 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A Capital Fourth Concert: 8-9:30 p.m.

A Capitol Fourth concert on the U.S. Capitol's west lawn will feature the following artists this year: Hunter Hayes, Barry Manilow, Alabama, Nicole Scherzinger, Meghan Linsey, KC and The Sunshine Band, Lang Lang, Ronan Tynan, Robert Davi, Jack Everly, National Symphony Orchestra, Choral Arts Society of Washington and more! Click here to view all performers!

Fireworks: 9:15 p.m . (17 minutes long) The fireworks are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and light up the sky over the Washington Monument.
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Best Places to View the National Mall Fireworks:
U.S. Capitol

Lincoln Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

FDR Memorial

East Potomac Park

Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.

Rooftop of the W Hotel (tickets required)

Anywhere along the National Mall between 14th Street and the Capitol

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National Archives Fourth of July Celebration
A reading of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic music, live entertainment and family activities.
When: July 4th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: National Archives
Price: Free


When: July 4th, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Catonsville High School
Price: Free
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College Park
When: July 4th, 7-10 p.m.
Where: University of Maryland, College Park. Parking Lot 1, off Campus Drive near the University Boulevard/Adelphi Road entrance.
Price: Free
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Takoma Park
When: July 4th, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Where: Takoma Park Middle School. Parade at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Price: Free
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A full day of activities, beginning at noon. Music on four stages, fireworks and much more.
When: July 4th, noon to dusk
Where: Fleming Avenue Swimming Pool Area, Frederick High School Lawn, Carillon Area of Baker Park
Price: Free
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When: July 4th, 5:30 p.m.- dusk
Where: Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Price: Free
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When: July 4th, 11 a.m.- dusk
Where: Granville Gude Park, Laurel
Price: Free
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Sparkle activities begin at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Gringo Jingo performing the best of Santana. F ireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Two shuttle bus stops are available, beginning at 6:15 pm, at Westfield Wheaton Metro Parking Garage adjacent to the JC Penney Department Store and the north building parking lot adjacent to Macy's Department Store.

When: July 4th, 7:30-dusk
Where: Albert Einstein High School
Price: Free