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What to Do in the DC Area This Week, July 1-7 – NBC4 Washington

What to Do in the DC Area This Week, July 1-7 – NBC4 Washington

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The first week of July in the Washington DC area is all about Independence Day fireworks and braving the heat.

Before we dive into our agenda for this month, read these stories first:

Here’s what to do this week in the Washington, DC area.

What to do in Washington DC

Pixar Putt: Through August 4, The Wharf, $30.50+

Nationals vs. Mets and Freedom Fireworks: Wednesday, July 3, 6:45 p.m., Nationals Park, $18+

Fourth of July at the National Archives: Thursday, July 4, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, National Archives, free

Takoma Park Parade: Thursday, July 4, starts at 10am at Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues, free

Capitol Hill Community 4th of July Parade: Thursday, July 4, starting at 10am at Barracks Row, free

National Independence Day Parade: Thursday, July 4, 11:45 a.m., Constitution Avenue NW between 7th and 17th Streets, Free

Family Activities on the National Mall: Thurs., July 4, 1-8pm, Sylvan Theater at the Washington Monument, Free

Palisades Parade and Picnic: Thursday, July 4, Parade at 11am, Picnic at noon, Palisades Park in Northwest DC, Free

Capital Jewish Museum Family Day: Summer Fest: Thursday, July 4, 9:30am – 1pm, 575 3rd Street, NW, DC, Free

Nationals vs. Mets: Thursday, July 4, 11:05 a.m., Nationals Park, $18+

Cookout and Go-Go Day Party on July 4: Thursday, July 4, 12pm-9pm, Metro Bar in Northeast DC, Free Admission

Generator’s Banging 4th of July Pool Party: Thursday, July 4th, 12pm-8pm, Generator Hotel in Northwest DC, $25 before fees

July 4th Day Party: Thursday, 4-9pm, Decades in Northwest DC, free admission until 5:30pm
FYI: Open bar available with RSVP from 4pm – 5pm

Hotel Hive 4th of July Rooftop Party: Thursday, July 4, 5pm-10pm, 2224 F Street NW, Washington, DC, $74-$550

Nationals vs. Cardinals: Sat & Sun, Nationals Park

NGA First Saturdays: Sat., National Gallery of Art, free

Sing-Along on Saturday: Live Band Karaoke: Sat., 7-9pm, The Wharf’s Transit Pier, Free

National Museum for Women in the Arts Free Day: Sun, 10am-5pm, Free but tickets required

What to do in Maryland

Global Bites Fest: Through July 6, Rockville

Dino Safari Festival: July 4 – August 4, at Westfield Montgomery Mall, $20.88+

Shakespeare in the Parks: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

  • Wed, 7:30pm, Riverdale House Museum, Free
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, Free
  • Sat, 7:30 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville, Free

What to do in Virginia

Fredericksburg Nationals vs. Delmarva Shorebirds with Post-Game Fireworks: Wednesday, July 3, 6:05 p.m., Virginia Credit Union Stadium in Fredericksburg, $10+

An American Celebration: Thursday, July 4, 9am-5pm, Mount Vernon, included in admission

The Great Meadow Independence Day Celebration: Thursday, July 4, gates open at 5pm, fireworks at sunset, The Plains, Virginia, $52-$515

EU Sugar Bear: Sat., Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, free

Coming later in July

Capital Fringe Festival: Starts July 11, Georgetown, Washington, DC

Romanian Weekend at The Wharf: July 11-12 (Friday through Sunday), Washington, DC, Free

Alexandria & USA Birthday Celebration: Sat., Jul 13, Oronco Bay Park, Virginia, Free

Home Rule Music Festival: Part II: Sat., July 20, Alethia Tanner Park in Northeast DC, Free