Happy 234th Birthday America!
DC on HEELS recently took to the streets and asked regular folks, plus some notable D.C. residents, like Black Entertainment Television's CEO Debra Lee and D.C. City Councilman Jack Evans, what they like to do on the Fourth of July. Here's what they said:
And now that you know what everybody else is doing, plan your July 4th celebrations around these FREE events in DC:
American Idol alum David Archuleta, Darius Rucker (a.k.a. "Hootie" from Hootie and the Blowfish), Reba McEntire and Gladys Knight are all set to perform in this free concert at the Capitol.
Start Time: 8 - 9:30 p.m. (Admittance begins at 3 p.m.)
Location: West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol
Beauty queens, marching bands and the men & women of the U.S. Military.... need I say more?
Start Time: 11:45 a.m.
Parade Route: Constitution Avenue and 7th to 17th Streets.
A must-see if you're in the nation's capital, this is the most spectacular fireworks show inside the Beltway.
Start Time: at Sunset, usually around 9:15 p.m.
Launch Location: The fireworks are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and light up the sky over the Washington Monument.
The annual event includes daily and evening music and dance performances, and cooking demonstrations.
Start time: The hours on the 4th of July are 11 a.m to 5 p.m.