What are you doing this 4th of July? Well, we've got some ideas for you! There's no better place to be on Independence Day than in our nation's capital. The views, the history, the fireworks...it's definitely something to cross off your bucket list.
1. Rent a Bike!
Biking is one of the best ways to get around and explore DC. Bike and Roll DC is closed for tours on July 4, but we're open for bike rentals! Our hours will be shortened...our National Mall and Union Station locations will close at 5 p.m., and our Downtown DC location will be closed. Overnight bike rentals ARE still available, though. Please plan accordingly.
The National Independence Day Parade is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The parade will go down Constitution Ave from 7th to 17th Streets. The parade is a great way to kick off the day!
3. A Capitol Fourth
The 90-minute concert will take place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol from 8-9:30 p.m. on July 4th. Performers will include Barry Manilow, Hunter Hayes, Nicole Scherzinger, KC and the Sunshine Band, the National Symphony Orchestra, and more.
4. THE FIREWORKS!!!
Few sights compare to seeing the fireworks from the National Mall. Space fills up quickly, so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot. We recommend packing a picnic and making a full day of it. Fireworks will begin shortly after 9 p.m.