August 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

City of Gaithersburg Celebrates Labor Day with Picnic, Fireworks

The City of Gaithersburg is hosting its first major event since the start of the pandemic on Sept. 5. Traditionally, the city has a fireworks event on the Fourth of July, but the event was pushed back to Labor Day weekend. So now, on Sept. 5, community members can stop by Bohrer Park at Summit […]

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July 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: This Weekend We Celebrate Being ‘Freer From the Virus Than We’ve Been”

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says this Independence Day will be freer than the last. “This weekend we’re celebrating being a little bit freer from the virus than we’ve been,” he said during a press conference Friday as July 4 weekend arrives. He apologized for the county not hosting fireworks this year, but said it […]

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June 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Not Host July 4 Celebration, Fireworks 

Montgomery County will not host fireworks or an Independence Day celebration this July 4, according to a release from the county. The county could not guarantee the “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” events would be possible due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, the statement said, and the county did not enter […]

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June 22, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Gaithersburg Postpones July 4 Fireworks to Labor Day

The City of Gaithersburg won’t have fireworks or its traditional summer festival this Fourth of July. Instead, due to “uncertainty about gatherings” the city will delay its fireworks display until Labor Day weekend. 🎆Due to uncertainty about gatherings during the planning stages the fireworks display could not be coordinated in time for the 4th BUT […]

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July 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

No Serious Firework-Related Injuries Reported During Holiday Weekend

No serious firework-related injuries were reported over the fourth of July weekend, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials. All public fourth of July firework displays were canceled locally due to COVID-19 concerns. Residents had been reminded that fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Montgomery County but that didn’t stop some people from using them. […]

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June 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Citing Safety Reasons, County Cancels Two Fourth of July Celebrations

Montgomery County announced that the annual Fourth of July celebrations “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” have been canceled. Health officials decided the risk of spreading coronavirus at the large outdoor gatherings posed too much of a challenge. “In light of the current public health and social distancing requirements, we found that it would not be […]

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June 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Will Extend Service for 10 Stations on July 4th

Metro will extend service at 10 stations after 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall.  The affected stations are: L’Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian, Federal Triangle, Metro Center, McPherson Sq, Farragut West, Foggy Bottom, Rosslyn, Farragut North and Gallery Place. More frequent service will begin at 4 p.m. for these stations and after 9 p.m. they […]

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June 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Autoridades Recuerdan que Todos los Fuegos Artificiales son Ilegales en Montgomery

A medida que se acerca el 4 de julio, los funcionarios del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS) están recordando a los residentes que todos los fuegos artificiales, incluidas las bengalas, son ilegales en el condado. El portavoz de MCFRS, Pete Piringer, dice que, por lo general, se alentaría a los […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Residents Reminded That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Montgomery County

As fourth of July approaches, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials are reminding residents that all fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in the county. MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer says, usually, residents would be encouraged to attend public displays. However, they’ve all been recently canceled in Montgomery County this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

All public firework displays have been canceled for Montgomery County ahead of July Fourth due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. With social distancing and other restrictions still in effect to try and reduce the virus’ spread, many anticipated events have/are being canceled to avoid potential risk. July Fourth is only the latest in a list of […]

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