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Gaithersburg’s Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks @ Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gaithersburg’s 4th of July celebration has a new home. An entire day’s worth of activities – all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display – will take place at historic Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm.

 This nearly 60-acre park provides the perfect setting for an all-day (and evening!) family outing. It’s home to the Gaithersburg Water Park, Skate Park and Mini Golf course, the Activity Center, and walking paths, a playground and ponds. Special activities are planned at these facilities throughout the day and even after the fireworks. Note that the Water Park will be open for the exclusive use of City residents and aquatics members only on July 4.

The Fireworks Display & Parking

The half hour fireworks show begins at dusk, about 9:30 p.m. The spectacular display will feature bursts that launch up to 500 feet in amazing colors and styles. Optimal viewing areas are in Bohrer Park and at various points in surrounding locations.
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The Ultimate Lawn Party

The Water Park and Mini Golf course open at 11 a.m., the Skate Park opens at 3 p.m. Festival activities begin at 5 p.m. with live music by Millennium and The Lloyd Dobler Effect, strolling entertainers, an interactive DJ, family fun inflatables, lawn games, a food court, activity vendors and more. Bring a picnic blanket and join the fun at this “Ultimate Lawn Party!”
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SummerGlo After Party

To keep the fun going, we’ll be hosting a SummerGlo After Party. The playground will be fully lit and there will be glow-in-the dark giveaways and activities, dancing to the sounds of a lively DJ, and food vendors selling late night snacks. The Skate Park even stays open until 11 p.m.
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Sponsor opportunities are available. Further information is available in the Related Documents section. Please contact the Arts and Events team for more information.

No alcoholic beverages or weapons, real or facsimile, are permitted. Sparklers are not allowed in Montgomery County. Pets are not recommended due to crowd and noise issues. If brought, they must be leashed. Skateboards, rollerblades and bicycles will be confined to the Skate Park.

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Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration @ Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

General Information 

  • No barbecuing or open flames allowed at the event site
  • Recycle and garbage bins are located throughout the event 
  • Lost children should be taken to the first aid tent located along Piccard Dr. 
  • Please be courteous of those around you when smoking 
  • For inclement weather information, call 240-314-5022

Viewing Areas 
The entertainment and fireworks can be viewed from the park grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and food and beverage. 

Parking is available for free in lots along Shady Grove Road, Gaither Road and Choke Cherry Road. 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. 

Food and Beverage
Food and beverage will be available for purchase from several food vendors.  Guests may also bring their own food and beverage.  Please note that there is no barbecuing or open flames allowed on the event site. 

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