Independence Day

July 1, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Fourth of July Celebrations Across the County

Montgomery County will celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades, picnics and more this year. Here’s how to celebrate: Gaithersburg SummerFest Enjoy live music, food, fireworks, and activities for kids at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm in Gaithersburg, then keep the fun going with a SummerGlo After Party. In case of rain, fireworks […]

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June 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Marylanders Expected to Travel At Record High For Independence Day

Washington D.C. metro travelers will set a new travel record for the Independence Day holiday weekend.  According to AAA-Mid Atlantic, more than one million residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home. “For perspective, travel volume will be 69 percent higher this Fourth of July than the 2009 recession low of […]

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July 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 29-July 6

For a holiday week, Montgomery County had a busy seven days, especially on the public safety front. Three major trials, two fires and a crime summary with a focus on county schools dominate the week’s list of stories (by the way, you’re getting 11 stories in your Top 10; both the preview of Catherine Hoggle’s […]

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July 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fireworks and Parades on Tap for Independence Day Celebrations in Montgomery County

Montgomery County recreation is again hosting the Germantown Glory and Mid-County Sparkles fireworks displays Tuesday evening. Both with feature live music prior to the fireworks. Here’s a rundown parades and fireworks displays around the county: Gaithersburg SummerFest: July 1, Live entertainment, activities, beer tasting, and classic car show begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. […]

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July 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 3 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 3, in Montgomery County: 1. Rockets Red Glare: In the mood for some fireworks? MyMCMedia has the skinny on where the skies will be ablaze. 2. Applicants Sought: The Montgomery County Commission for Women is looking to fill six vacancies. The deadline for applying is July 7. […]

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July 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Weather May Impact Montgomery County’s Fourth of July Celebrations

Montgomery County may be forced to reschedule their Independence Day firework displays this year due to inclement weather. The National Weather Service is predicting 1-2 inches of rain for the county, with possible breaks in the evening. The county’s fireworks displays in Germantown and Kensington may be delayed until Tuesday, July 5 and any changes […]

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July 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Celebrate the 4th of July in Montgomery County

Are you planning an Independence Day celebration? We have the details on where to see the fireworks around Montgomery County on July 4th. In Gaithersburg, you can celebrate our nation’s Independence Day at Bohrer Park. Festival activities begin at 5 p.m. and the fireworks are set to take part at about 9:30 p.m. Find out […]

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June 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Over 42 Million Americans Expected to Travel on 4th of July Weekend

Millions of Americans will be packing their bags and hitting the road this coming holiday weekend. AAA projects that more than 42 million Americans will travel Independence Day weekend, an increase of 1.3 percent compared to last year’s holiday. This year’s forecast is the second highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and the most since 2001. The […]

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June 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

What’s Open, What’s Not on Fourth of July in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Independence Day, Monday, July 4: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all county liquor stores are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Deliveries will be made on a normal schedule; but there will be no pickups. Recreation – the […]

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June 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Changes 4th of July Venue from Fairgrounds to Bohrer Park (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, the city of Gaithersburg will celebrate the 4th of July at Bohrer Park instead of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, which was the city’s traditional venue for this event. Gaithersburg Parks and Recreation and Culture Director Michele Potter said the idea behind changing the location is to draw more attention to the 60-acre […]

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