July 1, 2014

Local Fireworks, Celebrations Light Up the Night

If your plans for the upcoming long Independence Day weekend call for staying close to home, Montgomery County makes it easy to have a good time.

In addition to the County’s celebrations -- in Germantown and Kensington -- there are many local fireworks programs/celebrations from which to choose.

From the County’s Conference and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are the following:
  • Boyds-Germantown - Germantown Soccerplex, 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds, Maryland. 240- 77-6820. Concert at 7 p.m.; fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
  • Gaithersburg - Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, 301- 258-6350. Gates open at 5 p.m. Walk-in at Chestnut or Dalamar sts.; the Perry Parkway entrance will be closed. Entertainment at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.
  • Kensington-Wheaton - Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Rd., Kensington. Entertainment at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. Free shuttle bus service will pick up passengers beginning at 6:15 p.m. at Westfield Wheaton.
  • Poolesville - Poolesville Polo Grounds, 14660 Hughes Rd., Live music at 6 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m. Parking, $5 per vehicle. 301-972-8888.
  • Rockville - Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St. Additional parking at Rockville Town Center. Live entertainment at 7 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
  • Takoma Park - Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd. Parade, 10 a.m. at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allen aves. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
The CVB website also lists details about some other local July 4th events.