Celebrate the Fourth of July

Arlington County will be holding its second annual Fourth of July Celebration at Long Bridge Park from 3-10 PM on July 4, 2013.  This free family event includes an arts and crafts market from 3-8, live music beginning at 3:30, food vendors, drop in games and other family friendly events along with a great venue to watch the fireworks on the National Mall.   For more details visit the county website about the 4th of July celebration here.

Please note that there will be no on-site parking during the event. Complimentary shuttles will run continuously from 2:30-10:30pm from the Crystal City Metro at Bus Bays C & D located on Bell Street and the Pentagon City Metro at ART Bus Stop 74 & 84 located on 12th Street.

Nearby parking to access the Pentagon City Metro shuttle pick-up location can be utilized at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1100 S. Hayes Street), with parking garage entrances located at Army Navy Drive and 15th Street.  City parking garage (1600 Crystal Drive), with garage entrances on Crystal Drive, 18th Street and 15th Street.

 Other popular spots to watch the fireworks from Arlington include the National Marine Corps War Memorial  (Iwo Jima), Gravelly Point, the Air Force Memorial, Gateway Park and Key Bridge.

Neighborhood activities for the Fourth of July include parades in Barcroft, Douglas Park, Fairlington Village, Lyon Village, Albemarle and Lee Hights.  The Bluemont neighborhood celebrates with a ringing of its historical bell located at the corner of George Mason Drive and Wilson Blvd. at noon on the fourth.

For a complete list of Fourth of July activities in Arlington, suggestions on where to watch the fireworks, and parking suggestions, visit the county website.

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Wash...

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Washington Monument. Location: WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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