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Photo by Mark Andre

“The 17-minute display will be held on Sunday, July 4, starting at 9:09 p.m., launching from the Reflecting Pool”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, following President Biden’s announcement about Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall, Mayor Bowser echoed the President’s enthusiasm and called on Americans nationwide to celebrate the holiday in Washington, DC. The announcement comes just days after DC fully reopened, lifting capacity limits as residents and workers continue to be vaccinated and health metrics continue to improve.

“DC is open and ready to welcome back visitors to celebrate the way we came together as a city and as a nation this year. We have shown once again that when we come together, there is nothing we can’t do,” said Mayor Bowser. “We thank President Biden and his team for acting with urgency to get the vaccine to the American people so that we could save lives, get our country open, and celebrate together once again.”

After making incredible progress with getting Americans vaccinated and getting the nation back open for business, President Biden announced today that he will host essential workers and military families on the South Lawn to celebrate the Fourth of July. The District will support the White House in hosting the traditional Fourth of July fireworks celebration on the National Mall. Read More

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Photo via Secretary David Bernhardt

Secretary David Bernhardt tweets yesterday:

“It’s going to be another BIG firework show in DC this year! Thank you Fireworks by Grucci for making another generous donation to the @NatlParkService!”

From WMATA:

“Metro today announced service plans for July 4, 2020, including extended service at selected stations following the Salute to America fireworks display on the National Mall. While it is not known how many visitors will attend the event due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all indications are that crowds will be much lighter than in past years. However, because the event may result in a modest increase in Metro’s ridership versus current levels, Metro will run more frequent trains and extend service beyond 9 p.m. at designated stations closest to the National Mall. Read More

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Thanks to a reader for sending the scene above from Shaw. Our June fireworks bonanza continued to the joy of some and the chagrin of many others last night. Conspiracies abound though as I’ve said before, D.C. is no stranger to earlier fireworks displays – however this year’s displays seem to be much louder than previous years. Also of note, these displays are not limited to one neighborhood or area but have been reported all over the District from Shaw to H Street to Tenleytown to SW and beyond. Etegamist passes an interesting theory: Read More

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