Fireworks Pictures: National Mall Independence Day

  • 01 of 09

    A Photo Gallery of the Washington DC Fireworks Display

    National Mall Fireworks
    ••• National Mall Fireworks. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    Fireworks soar over the National Mall with a spectacular display in celebration of Independence Day. Pyrotechnics light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol on July 4th in Washington, DC. July 4th is a national holiday with the nation celebrating its birthday. Enjoy the following photos and get a glimpse of the annual event. 

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  • 02 of 09

    Fireworks Over the Washington Monument

    Fireworks Over the Washington Monument
    ••• Fireworks Over the Washington Monument. Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images

    The National Mall is a spectacular place to see the fireworks. The lights surround the Washington Monument and can seen from a great distance across the nation's capital. The 4th of July celebration is the biggest event of the year. 

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  • 03 of 09

    A Capitol Fourth Concert: Fireworks Pictures

    ••• Fireworks in Washington DC. Photo © Capitol Concerts

    A 4th of July tradition in the nation's capital includes a live concert, A Capitol Fourth,  by the National Symphony Orchestra and several pop artists performing patriotic music on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. The concert and show is followed by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument.

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  • 04 of 09

    4th of July Fireworks Pictures

    ••• 4th of July Fireworks. Photo © Capitol Concerts

    The nation's capital is truly a special place to celebrate Independence Day! This photo shows A Capitol Fourth, an annual concert featuring patriot music and an excellent view of the fireworks. 

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  • 05 of 09

    Crowd on the Steps to the Lincoln Memorial

    Fourth Of July Fireworks
    ••• Fourth Of July Fireworks. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

    The 4th of July fireworks is one of the most attended events of the year in Washington, DC. The crowd assembles early to get a good view of the fireworks on the National Mall. People sit at the Lincoln Memorial waiting for the display. U.S. declared independence from the Great Britain 232 years ago today. 

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  • 06 of 09

    Fireworks Pictures - Lincoln Memorial

    ••• Fireworks Pictures - Lincoln Memorial. Photo © Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

    This photo shows a  view of fireworks above the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial and Memorial Bridge on the National Mall in Washington, DC from along the shore of the Potomac River July 4th in Arlington, Virginia.

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  • 07 of 09

    Fireworks Picture: DC From Across the Potomac River

    ••• Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

    A person watches as fireworks are shot over the National Mall in Washington, DC from along the shore of the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia. Each 4th of July, the United States celebrates its anniversary of declaring independence from the British Empire. The fireworks can be seen from quite a distance across the river. 

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  • 08 of 09

    Fireworks over the White House

    ••• Fireworks over the White House. © Getty Images
    Fireworks explode over the White House on July 4th in Washington, DC. The annual celebration draws thousands of viewers to the National Mall every year.
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  • 09 of 09

    Fireworks Pictures - Washington DC

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    Fireworks explode over the National Mall in Washington, DC in celebration of the 4th of July. The nation's capital is a memorable place to watch the fireworks. The annual event is the most attended of the year and brings visitors from around the world. The festivities include a full day of family fun including a parade, live music, reenactments, and more. To make the most of your day, it is good idea to plan ahead. Read more about the 4th of July in Washington, DC.