Where to Watch Fireworks in Montgomery County This July

by Patrick Herron

After the COVID-19 pandemic caused cancellations in 2020 and 2021, Independence Day fireworks and celebrations are back in a big way this year. Below is a list of all the MoCo fireworks displays that have been announced:

July 2nd:
Kensington: Mid-County Sparkles at Einstein High School (11135 Newport Mill Rd)
Per Montgomery County:
Mid-County Sparkles will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 with a concert by Joe Falero Band, a Latin Jazz band. Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues and rock band, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. The timing of the fireworks show may change due to weather conditions. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. There will be food vendors. Alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted.

The only parking available on-site at Einstein High School will be for individuals with disabilities. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Westfield Wheaton, located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Parking at Westfield Wheaton will open at 5:30 p.m. Event goers who park at Westfield Wheaton prior to 5:30 p.m. may be subject to towing by the property owner. Shuttle service will begin at 5:30 p.m. Follow the directional signs for event parking and shuttles.

July 2nd:
Gaithersburg: Summerfest at Boher Park (506 S. Frederick Ave)

After being cancelled the past two years, Gaithersburg’s annual SummerFest returns on July 2, from 6-11:30pm.
Per the City of Gaithersburg:
A lively street festival with multiple stages of live music, great food, and plenty of activities for kids, spectacular fireworks and an illuminating SummerGlo After Party. Celebrate America’s independence with friends & family at SummerFest, Gaithersburg’s illuminating summer festival on the expansive grounds of Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. . The free event features live music, food & activities, all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display & SummerGlo after party.

July 4:
Germantown: Germantown Glory at South Germantown Recreational Park (18000 Central Park Circle)
Per Montgomery County:
Germantown Glory will kick off on July 4 at 7 p.m. with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues and rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Follow the directional signs for free on-site parking. The fireworks displays will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. at both celebrations. The timing of the fireworks shows may change due to weather conditions. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at both events. There will be food vendors at both locations. Alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted.

Sign language interpreter services and other auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon request with as much notice as possible, preferably at least three business days before the event. To request special accommodations, contact a therapeutic recreation specialist at 240-777-6870 or email rec.inclusion@montgomerycountymd.gov.

July 4:
Poolesville: Poolesville Fourth of July Fireworks at the Soccer Fields at Hughes Rd and Sugarland
The Town of Poolesville and Upper Montgomery County Fire Department will be presenting a a fireworks show in Poolesville this July 4th. The show will take place at the soccer fields on Hughes Rd and Sugarland on Monday, July 4th (gates open at 5pm).
New food trucks will be at the event, including the Big Greek Cafe truck, Corned Beef King, Flip Side Gastro, Rosie’s Funnel Cakes, Grandma Kona’s Ice, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and more to come. There will be music by Jeff Carmella and representation from many local churches. Prohibited at the event will be alcohol, beer, and wine. Dogs and other pets will also be prohibited and coolers will be inspected if you choose to bring one.

July 4th:
Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration at King Farm (1800 Piccard Dr)
Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration is held annually at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm offerss wonderful spectator viewing, and ample and convenient parking for the 4th of July festivities.
The event will take place on Monday, July 4, 2022, from 7pm – 10pm.  Per the City of Rockville:

Free parking is available in lots along Shady Grove, and Gaither Roads as well as on Piccard Drive. These lots are conveniently located near the event site. There is no parking available in the King Farm neighborhood.
Please use main roads such at Route 355, Gude Drive, and Shady Grove Road to access these parking lots. There will be ample signage directing people to public parking. View parking map.

General Information

  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event
  • Bring beach chairs or blankets to ensure comfortable seat­ing. Be considerate so that those around you can see the show too
  • No chairs or blankets allowed within 100 feet of the stage.
  • Outside, prepared food is permitted
  • Most events will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, cancella­tions will be posted on this page and at www.Facebook.com/CityofRockville.

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