Fourth of July Fun

Artist Kerry Marshall

Hey Good People!

Happy Fourth of July!  My BBQ invitations started rolling in yesterday, so I am quite excited to see some good people and eat some good food today.  That’s like the perfect combination for me!  If you don’t have to go to work tomorrow (unlike me 😦 ), you can hang out late and check out some cool events.  My night will probably end with a firework display from the neighborhood kids (LOL), but you can check out the professionals here in MD and here in VA.

Be safe and enjoy your holiday weekend.

Peace and Blessings,

ThatKellieGirl 🙂





America’s National Independence Day Parade takes place annually before a street audience of hundreds of thousands of spectators. The Parade consists of invited bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military and specialty units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams, VIP’s, national dignitaries, and celebrity participants. The Parade is a major national event which seeks to draw the attention of Americans to the real meaning for the holiday. It is a patriotic, flag-waving, red white and blue celebration of America’s birthday
Thursday July 4
Constitution Avenue and 7th to 17th Sts.
The eternally hip Brightest Young Things posse is pulling out all the stops for a giant Independence Day bash at the eternally hip Capitol Skyline Hotel. Expect the huge pool to be filled with inflatable rafts, while the deck is covered with sun loungers and people participating in limbo and pie-eating contests. DJs Cale and Sinister Sound provide the tunes at this all-ages party.
Thursday July 4
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I St SW
15 bucks
Get tixs here
If you are into DC politics or going to run for Mayor, this is where you should be today. The 47th annual parade with a small-town vibe, sponsored by the Palisades Citizens Association, welcomes marchers and decorated vehicles. No registration required. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and runs from Whitehaven Parkway down MacArthur Boulevard, left on Edmunds, left on Sherier and ends at the Palisades Recreation Center with a picnic including food, drinks, live music, moon bounces and pony rides.
Thursday July 4

Palisades Community Recreation Center

5200 Sherier Pl. NW

With the Nationals playing at home on the morning of July 4, the Fairgrounds is going to be a popular destination between the final out and the fireworks. The huge lot, located directly across from the Navy Yard-Ballpark station, will feature local bands on its stage all day, and an all-American menu of hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks for $1.
Thursday July 4
1299 Half St SE
The Capitol Fourth is the nation’s premier Independence Day holiday concert features performances from some of the country’s best known and award-winning musical artists with the National Symphony Orchestra. The Capitol Fourth concert and show includes an evening of patriotic and uplifting music followed by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. The cast of the Broadway hit Motown: The Musical will also perform.
Thursday July 4
National Mall
Concert: 8PM – 9:30PM (Admittance begins at 3 p.m.)
Fireworks: At dark, usually around 9:15PM / Rain Date: July 5th
The fireworks are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
DrumPulse Entertainment & Kali TV present “Afropolitan Independence Day Celebration” – A special afropolitan July 4th extended happy-hour treat for DMV professionals.  Top DJs from West, East and South Africa will be giving you an unforgettable experience. This will be a true all Africa celebration with the best music hits from the West, the East and the South. You simply can not miss this special edition.

Thursday July 4

1212 18th St NW
RSVP here 

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