Washington D.C. is 2022’s 3rd ‘Best Place to Celebrate 4th of July’ According to Study

With 84% of Americans planning to celebrate the 4th of July this year and collective food spending for the holiday to reach $7.7 billion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations to go along with interesting stats about the holiday in its 4th of July Facts & Figures, infographic and 4th of July Survey. Washington D.C. came in as the 3rd best place to celebrate 4th of July on this list, ranking in the Top 10 in 3 different categories- Fourth of July Celebrations, Attractions & Activities, and Safety & Accessibility.  For those of you looking for celebrations right here in MoCo, here is a list of celebrations within the county.

To determine the best places to celebrate the most star-spangled occasion, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun. The data set of 21 key metrics ranges from average beer and wine prices to duration of fireworks shows to the Fourth of July weather forecast.

Best Cities to Celebrate Fourth of July
1. San Francisco, CA 11. Miami, FL
2. Los Angeles, CA 12. Houston, TX
3. Washington, DC 13. Chicago, IL
4. Atlanta, GA 14. San Antonio, TX
5. Las Vegas, NV 15. Milwaukee, WI
6. New York, NY 16. Cincinnati, OH
7. San Diego, CA 17. Dallas, TX
8. Seattle, WA 18. San Jose, CA
9. Orlando, FL 19. Sacramento, CA
10. New Orleans, LA 20. St. Louis, MO

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-4th-of-july-celebrations/4651

4th of July Facts & Figures

  • $7.7 Billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on 4th of July food.
  • 150 Million: Number of hot dogs eaten each 4th of July.
  • $1.4+ Billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on 4th of July beer and wine.
  • $2.4+ Billion: Estimated amount spent on fireworks in 2021 (66% of fireworks injuries occur within a month of July 4).
  • $6.9 Million: Value of American flags imported annually.
  • 47.9 Million: Number of people who travel 50+ miles from home for the 4th of July.

To view the full infographic, please visit: https://wallethub.com/blog/4th-of-july-facts/22075

Survey Key Findings

  • Inflation is hurting celebrations. 57% of Americans say that inflation is affecting their 4th of July plans.
  • Americans support USA goods. 65% of Americans say they make an effort to buy things made in the USA.
  • Financial independence is shaky. Only 56% of Americans feel financially independent this 4th of July.
  • Summer spending is down overall. More than half of Americans will spend less money this summer than last year.
  • Saving vs. spending. 64% of Americans believe saving money is more patriotic than spending it.

For the complete survey results, visit:
https://wallethub.com/blog/4th-of-july-survey/75815

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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