4th of July

July 1, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Coronavirus Prompts Alternative Fourth of July Celebrations

COVID-19 has forced many Fourth of July celebrations to cancel or go virtual, and Montgomery County is urging residents to celebrate at home. To help the county do so, County Cable Montgomery, MyMCMedia’s PEG Parter, will stream events at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 3. “United Montgomery, Stronger Together” will have local music highlights, messages […]

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June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

All public firework displays have been canceled for Montgomery County ahead of July Fourth due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. With social distancing and other restrictions still in effect to try and reduce the virus’ spread, many anticipated events have/are being canceled to avoid potential risk. July Fourth is only the latest in a list of […]

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June 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

WalletHub Ranks Maryland 5th Most Patriotic State

With the 4th of July around the corner, Wallet Hub has compared key indicators of patriotism across the 50 states and has determined that Maryland is the fifth most patriotic state in the United States. WalletHub compared two key dimensions, “Military Engagement” and “Civic Engagement,” with subcategories for each, in order to determine each state’s […]

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June 9, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Gaithersburg Offers Virtual Events to Replace Canceled Summer Festivals

The City of Gaithersburg announced Monday that two of its July celebrations would be canceled in light of COVID-19: SummerFest and fireworks on the July 4 and SportsFest on July 11. According to a press release sent out by the city, they are working to offer the community virtual alternatives for both events. One such […]

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July 5, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

MoCo Celebrates Fourth of July: Moments Caught in Photos

From the agricultural reserve to the most diverse cities in the country,  local communities, families, friends and visitors came together to celebrate the Fourth of July in Montgomery County. Enjoy the best of Montgomery County on the Fourth of July. All images copyrighted 2019 © Phil Fabrizio | PhotoLoaf for MCM

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July 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Este 4 de julio no tome y maneje, se ofrecen viajes gratis

SoberRide del Día de la Independencia del Programa de Alcohol Regional de Washington (WRAP) Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Independence Day SoberRide, ofrece viajes gratis en Lyft para evitar que los conductores beban y se pongan tras el volante. El servicio gratuito está disponible desde las 7 p.m. del día jueves, 4 de julio […]

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July 1, 2019 | Michelle Queen

SoberRide Available July Fourth Holiday to Prevent Drunk Driving

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Independence Day SoberRide program is offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4 until 2 a.m. Friday, July 5. To receive a free Lyft ride home (up to $15), use the […]

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July 5, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

4th of JULY Around the County

Parades and fireworks were the featured events across Montgomery County on Wednesday, July 4th.  Here are a few of the sights (no sounds) from local parades and gatherings from all along the Seneca Valley from Poolesville to Gaithersburg and down to Rockville, Md.  There was plenty of Red, White and Blue for the celebrations across […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

SoberRide Available For July Fourth Holiday

Montgomery County police officers are reminding motorists to drive safely this holiday and to choose a sober driver. The police will have additional officers on duty to enforce impaired-driving laws.  The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2018 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. […]

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July 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not on the Fourth of July in Montgomery County

Montgomery County offices are closed on the Fourth of July in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at what is open and what is closed: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – Indoor and outdoor pools are open. The Germantown […]

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