Rockville tradition, the city’s annual Independence Day celebration, returns to King Farm on Monday, July 4 with music, fireworks, food and fun (other Montgomery County celebrations can be found here).
Hosted by the Mayor and Council, the celebration will once again be held at the 26-acre Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, in King Farm, which offers easy access and ample free parking, with convenient exits within a short walk of the fireworks viewing areas.
The celebration, now in its sixth year at Stepanek Park following a pandemic pause, includes live music by Vertigo Red at 7 p.m., food vendors and a fabulous 20-minute-long fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.
There is no rain date. The entertainment and fireworks can be viewed from the park grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and nonalcoholic beverages. Parking will be available in lots on Shady Grove and Gaither roads and Piccard Drive, near the park. Rockville police will guide traffic to and from the designated lots before and after the event.
To prepare for the celebration, there will be limited access to other parts of the park from Saturday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 5. The Rockville Dog Park at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, July 2 until 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. The fireworks safety zone, which includes the football fields, tennis courts, playground and parking lots, will be closed from 7 a.m. Sunday, July 3 through 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.