4th of July Parties and Bar Crawls: Washington DC 2017

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The Washington DC area is a great place to gather your friends and don your red, white and blue for a patriotic party to celebrate the 4th of July. Here’s a guide to some of the largest Independence Day parties, barbecues and bar crawls in the region. To submit an event to be included, please email the details to dc.about@outlook.com. Looking to stay overnight in Washington DC?

Lansdowne Celebrates America – July 2, 2017.

 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, VA. Fun and Games start at 3 p.m. Concert: 4:30 p.m. Fireworks after the concert at approximately 9:45 p.m. Be sure to arrive early as tables and spots on the grassy areas are first come, first served only. There will be food and drink for sale on-site. No outside coolers are alcohol will be permitted. Admission is free. Parking is $10 per car. 

MURRICA – July 3, 2017, 8 p.m. Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC. Part Theme Party, Party Comedy Show, enjoy an interactive star spangled shindig full of laughs, liberty and patriotic merriment!. Patriotic attire encouraged. Tickets are $10 advance/$13 door.

Long Branch Park 4th of July - July 4, 2017, 5-10 p.m. Long Branch Park, Arlington, VA. The event includes family-friendly activities, arts and crafts, Lawn Games: Kickball, Cornhole, Bocce, Ladder Golf, Duck Pin Bowling, Hoops, Live music and viewing of the National Mall Fireworks.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise on the Odyssey - July 4, 2017. Enjoy 360 views of Washington DC’s fireworks spectacular from the water aboard the glass enclosed Odyssey. Climate-controlled, and featuring a wrap around deck, guests are invited to enjoy the show no matter what the weather is while indulging in a seated prix fixe dinner.

The cruise also includes live entertainment, dancing, a premium open bar (all passengers must be 21 or older with valid ID). Priced from $219.90 per adult, the cruise boards at 6pm and cruises from 7:30pm to 11:30pm.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise on the Spirit of Washington - July 4, 2016. See the fireworks from the water while enjoying dinner on a climate-controlled ship with views of some of Washington DC’s most stunning landmarks.  The holiday-themed cruise includes a buffet-style dinner menu, premium open bar package (passengers must be 21 or older with valid ID), and live DJ entertainment. Priced from $179.90 per adult, the cruise boards at 6 p.m. and cruises from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

W Hotel 4th of July Rooftop Party -  July 4, 2017. 515 15th Street, NW Washington DC (202) 661-2400.With its prime location, just steps from the White House, the POV rooftop bar offers great views of the fireworks. Advance tickets required.

Washington DC is one of the prime places in the nation to celebrate Independence Day, with a wide variety of concerts, parades and of course fireworks. For details on all of the region's events,  Read More About the 4th of July in Washington DC