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Are You One Of The 700,000 Celebrating America’s 239th Birthday at The National Mall Today?
As an estimated 700 thousand Washingtonians and travelers are preparing to head out to Constitution Avenue to begin their 4th of July festivities with the two-hour National Independence Day Parade, many parents of younger children are sitting by their laptops and mobile phones, scouring the internet to find more low-key ways to Celebrate America’s birthday. Don Beyer Motors is here to help you with your July 4th, 2015 celebration plans!
Luckily for Virginians, the state, and surrounding states, provide numerous venues in which you can view public firework shows comfortably from your own car should you desire, and with the wet grounds of this morning’s rain showers, you may decide to opt for one of the below venues. So, if you’re in the Northern Virginian area today and are looking to avoid the congestion of the Nation’s Capitol streets, here are a few other venues we recommend to celebrate America’s 239th Birthday:
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
You can see phenomenal views of the National Mall fireworks from the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) in Arlington, Virginia, near the Rosslyn Metro station and areas along the Virginia side of the Potomac River that can be viewed from a comfy spot found on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, with parking available to the Gravely Point parking lot, about a quarter mile from the 14th street bridge. Close to Arlington Virginia this holiday? Check out the firework show from the Ait Force Memorial on Columbia Pike, with a day-long festival being held at Long Bridge Park in Arlington, which has proven in years past to be a prime spot to view the National Mall fireworks.
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN MCLEAN, VIRGINIA
Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike McLean, Virginia. (703) 790-0123. Grounds open at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Free admission and parking. Shuttle buses will be available from St. John’s Lutheran Church (on Douglass St. and Georgetown Pike) and the McLean Community Center.
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN MANASSAS, VIRGINIA
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN STAFFORD/FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN FAIRFAX CITY, VIRGINIA
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN HERNDON, VIRGINIA
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN RESTON, VIRGINIA
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN VIENNA, VIRGINIA
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN LORTON, VIRGINIA
FIREWORK SHOWINGS IN LOUDOUN, VIRGINIA
Should you join Washingtonian’s today downtown, Don Beyer Motors suggests using public transportation to avoid traffic delays.
According to the Washington Post’s Weekend, if you’re looking for the traditional celebration experience, Washington D.C. is the place to be! You can start celebrating immediately by visiting Constitution Avenue at the July 4th at the National Archives, in which children and adults alike can experience a reading of the Declaration of Independence by actors portraying Abigail Adams, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin John Hancock, Ned Hector, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. With family activities including patriotic crafts, historical storytelling beginning at 11 am and concluding at 5:30 PM. A Capitol Fourth Concert, hosted by West Wing actor, Bradley Whitford who will host a star-studded concert by the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The event will be broadcasted live on PBS, with appearances from Barry Manilow, Alabama, Nicole Scherzinger. If you’re looking to watch the concert downtown this year, there will be two entrances available to the free event. One entrance location can be found on Third Street at Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Maryland Avenue SW, both scheduled to open today at 3 PM.
Conclude your celebration as you watch the Washington Skyline Glitter with public access to the Mall which began at 10 am this morning. The fireworks will launch from the Reelecting Pool area beginning at 9:09 PM, with a grand finale ending at 9:27 PM. The viewing area directly surrounding the Reflection Pool will be increasing loud throughout this evening’s festivities, we suggest finding seating out skirting the Pool to avoid increased noise).
METRORAIL Opening at 7 AM and closing at 3 AM, with free parking at metro operated facilities, on a Saturday schedule until 2PM today, with a rush-hour schedule to follow to assist celebrators in getting downtown in a timely fashion. Metro stops that we recommend for getting close to the Mall are Smithsonian Federal Triangle, L’Enfant Plaza, Metro Center, Capitol South and Foggy Bottom. Please be mindful that the Smithsonian station will become entrance only after 9:30 PM.
BY CAR Numerous roads around the Mall will be closed, so taking public transportation is encouraged.
SOBERIDE If you’re planning to celebrate with alcoholic beverages, Don Beyer Motors urges you to utilize public and free transportation as you enjoy your July 4th, 2015 holiday celebration. According to the Patch.com, DC metro area residents can catch a free cab ride home courtesy of SoberRide on the Fourth of July if their celebration includes drinking.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2015 Independence Day SoberRide program is available from 10 p.m. July 4 through 4 a.m. July 5.
To receive a free cab ride home, up to a $30 fare, call #SoberRide at 1.800.200.8294 (TAXI). AT&T customers may dial #WRAP (#9727) from their wireless phones to get a free ride home (up to $30).
You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service. All calls must originate in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; the cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.
No matter where you celebrate America’s 239th Birthday this year, Don Beyer Motors wish you a safe and happy 4th of July! How did your Volvo, Subaru, or Kia celebrate this July 4th, 2015? We’d love to see, share your pictures from your holiday celebration!
Staff writer for Beyer Automotive Group, Nicole Izes