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July Fourth Festivities

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Is your favorite part of the 4th of July watching fireworks? Treating yourself to a classic American combo, a burger and a beer? What about indulging in a patriotic-themed cocktail?

Those who live in or around the Pike District are in for a treat this 4th of July weekend, because they are perfectly located to enjoy a myriad Independence Day activities. Whether you are planning on celebrating the 4th locally in the Pike District or are looking to partake in festivities just a short ways away, we have listed a few celebrations that we’re sure you’ll love.

Red, White and Betty Brunch – Pike District Residents don’t have to go far to take part in this fun. Hello Betty, located in Pike & Rose, is collaborating with Absolutely Dragulous to celebrate the 4th of July weekend with a Red, White and Betty drag brunch! The show will be hosted by Dustyn Dawn and include guest appearances. Brunch is on Sunday, July 3rd from 11am – 3pm and the show starts at noon. Don’t forget to reserve your table here!

Patriotic Menu Specials – We just can’t get enough of Hello Betty’s 4th celebration. And you won’t want to miss these Independence Day menu specials either! Swing by Hello Betty on the 4th to enjoy the Betty Burger & Beer, a scrumptious burger with a beer of your choice, and make sure to try the Red, White and Betty cocktail! An “adult Shirley Temple?” You don’t have to tell us twice! Hurry a grab a reservation here, because this all-American menu is only available for one day!

Independence Day Celebration – Just a 15-minute drive from Pike & Rose, the City of Rockville is hosting its annual Independence Day Celebration at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. On July 4th from 7-10pm, spectators can enjoy live music by Vertigo Red and a fireworks show! Food and beverages from Mr. Softee, Armand’s Pizzeria and Grille, and Holy Crepes will be available for purchase, or guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

Germantown Glory – Montgomery County Recreation is hosting Germantown Glory, an Independence Day celebration at South Germantown Recreational Park on July 4th at 7pm. The event will feature live music by Quiet Fire and a fireworks display. Spectators can enjoy food for purchase and free on-site parking.

Mid-County Sparkles – If you just can’t wait until the 4th to celebrate, Montgomery County Recreation has got you covered. It is hosting an earlier celebration at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington on Saturday, July 2nd at 6pm. Mid-County Sparkles will feature two live music performances! Joe Falero Band will take the stage first, and Quiet Fire will follow. Fireworks will begin around 9:15pm.

National Independence Day Parade – The annual parade, which includes marching bands, floats, military units, and more, will take place on the 4th at 11:45am in Washington, D.C. on Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street. Watch the excitement in-person in D.C., or stream it live on Facebook from the comfort of your home in the Pike District!

A Capitol Fourth Concert – We couldn’t leave this iconic celebration off the list! This year’s A Capitol Fourth, an annual Independence Day concert in Washington, D.C., will be hosted by Mickey Guyton and include performances by Darren Criss, Andy Grammer, the National Symphony Orchestra, and more. The event is open to the public for the first time in two years and will take place on the West Lawn of the Capitol on July 4th at 8pm. Don’t worry, though, because if you don’t want to drive into D.C. for this celebration you can still catch it live on PBS.