July 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

No Serious Firework-Related Injuries Reported During Holiday Weekend

No serious firework-related injuries were reported over the fourth of July weekend, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials. All public fourth of July firework displays were canceled locally due to COVID-19 concerns. Residents had been reminded that fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Montgomery County but that didn’t stop some people from using them. […]

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June 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Citing Safety Reasons, County Cancels Two Fourth of July Celebrations

Montgomery County announced that the annual Fourth of July celebrations “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” have been canceled. Health officials decided the risk of spreading coronavirus at the large outdoor gatherings posed too much of a challenge. “In light of the current public health and social distancing requirements, we found that it would not be […]

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June 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Will Extend Service for 10 Stations on July 4th

Metro will extend service at 10 stations after 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall.  The affected stations are: L’Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian, Federal Triangle, Metro Center, McPherson Sq, Farragut West, Foggy Bottom, Rosslyn, Farragut North and Gallery Place. More frequent service will begin at 4 p.m. for these stations and after 9 p.m. they […]

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June 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Autoridades Recuerdan que Todos los Fuegos Artificiales son Ilegales en Montgomery

A medida que se acerca el 4 de julio, los funcionarios del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS) están recordando a los residentes que todos los fuegos artificiales, incluidas las bengalas, son ilegales en el condado. El portavoz de MCFRS, Pete Piringer, dice que, por lo general, se alentaría a los […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Residents Reminded That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Montgomery County

As fourth of July approaches, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials are reminding residents that all fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in the county. MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer says, usually, residents would be encouraged to attend public displays. However, they’ve all been recently canceled in Montgomery County this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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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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July 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 4 in Montgomery County

Happy Fourth of July! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.  Where to Find Local Fireworks: There will be a variety of opportunities to see fireworks and to participate in activities for the Fourth of July throughout Montgomery County. All events are family-friendly and most include live entertainment. Click here to see […]

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June 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Officials Say Fireworks Are Illegal in Montgomery County

Local fire officials say in Montgomery County ALL FIREWORKS (basically anything that will burn, fly, or explode) are ILLEGAL to possess or discharge; including Sparklers. However snap-and-pop, noise makers, snakes & party poppers are OK & the ONLY exception to this law.  Officials recommend that residents attend a public fireworks display. “There were 17 fireworks-related […]

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July 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Independence Day! Below are some places where you and your family can celebrate: 1. Takoma Park: Join Takoma Park for their 129th Independence Day Celebration, which will feature raffle prizes, a parade, live music, and fireworks. Event kicks off at 9:45 a.m. 2. Germantown: Hear live music and watch fireworks in South Germantown Regional Park. Food […]

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July 1, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Fourth of July Celebrations Across the County

Montgomery County will celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades, picnics and more this year. Here’s how to celebrate: Gaithersburg SummerFest Enjoy live music, food, fireworks, and activities for kids at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm in Gaithersburg, then keep the fun going with a SummerGlo After Party. In case of rain, fireworks […]

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