June 26, 2019

County’s Independence Day Celebrations Feature Fireworks and Free Concerts in Germantown and Kensington

Montgomery County Recreation will host two Independence Day fireworks displays on Thursday, July 4.
  • Germantown Glory will be held at the South Germantown Recreational Park located at 18041 Central Park Circle in Germantown (Boyds). The event kicks off at 7 p.m. with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues and rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
  • Mid-County Sparkles takes place at Albert Einstein High School located at 11135 Newport Road in Kensington. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Bobby & the Believers, a Motown and rock and roll cover band.
The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. The timing of the fireworks may change due to weather conditions. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at both events. Food vendors will serve both locations. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. The rain date for the fireworks only is July 5.

Montgomery County Recreation thanks its sponsors - the Maryland Soccerplex, Montgomery Parks and Westfield Wheaton - for their support.

More information about the celebrations, including parking information, is available on the Montgomery County Recreation website.


  1. Montgomery County is huge, that being said, it's very unfair to the surrounding cities that you're taking away the fireworks in Rockville, MD!! Rockville city is a huge, and now we have pay to travel further away to see fireworks. We are paying top dollars to live in this jurisdiction.

    1. Rockville has its own fireworks. https://patch.com/maryland/rockville/rockville-4th-july-fireworks-parades-2019-guide

    2. This article reflects Montgomery County’s Independence Day celebrations. The City of Rockville is a municipality, which provides its own celebration.
      Here is a link to information on the City of Rockville event: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/663/Independence-Day


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