Summer is finally here, and the Fourth of July is just around the corner! As always, Montgomery County and the City of Gaithersburg will be celebrating our independence with fireworks and live music at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
The fairground fill up fast (vehicles are not permitted on the fairgrounds), and it doesn’t take much longer for surrounding parking lots and streets along Rt. 355, and Montgomery Village Ave. to begin overcrowding, so you’re going to want to get there early. The local authorities seem to be cracking down on street and shoulder parking in recent years, so be careful where you park. You’ve been warned!
You can walk in at the Chestnut St or Dalamar St entrances. The Perry Parkway entrance, however, will be closed.
The festivities will include a two hour performance by Maryland area variety band, Appaloosa. Speeches from the mayor and city council will follow shortly after. Then, of course, come the fireworks at dusk, just a few minutes before 9:30.
In the unfortunate event of a rain-out, the firework celebration will be held on the following day at dusk.
Food will be sold at the celebration.
But sorry, party animals…
Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages, glass containers, rollerblades, skates, bikes, pets, or fireworks of any kind will be permitted.
16 Chestnut Street
More information about fireworks in Germantown and Rockville coming soon…
*Thanks to Clearly Ambiguous for the picture from the 4th of July way back in 2005.