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4th of July Weekend: Guide to National Mall Events

by Borderstan.com July 1, 2011 at 8:07 am 0

  1. The website-calendar, What’s On Washington, has a regularly updated listing of events in the D.C. area.
  2. Check out the July 4th roundup at washingtonian.com… and the Going Out Gurus at The Washington Post have a great map of places to watch the fireworks on the National Mall on Monday night… the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, an annual event, is happening on the National Mall.
  3. Road closures: Lots of them downtown and around the National Mall–but not in the Borderstan area. DC Department of Transportation put out its list of road closures for this weekend.
  4. Events on the National Mall. The National Park Service has a listing. If you want to go for the festivities, check the the list.
  5. The official Parade is Monday, July 4, beginning at 11:45 a.m. It goes westward on Constitution Avenue NW from 7th to 17th Street.
  6. There are concerts on the Capitol grounds and at the Washington Monument.
  7. There are fireworks on the National Mall. They begin at 9:10 pm on Sunday night, and the launch site is the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool (yes, the pool is currently under repairs).

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