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Thousands Attend Montgomery County’s Fireworks Shows, Gaithersburg Fireworks Set for July 8

Image of July 4rth FireworksUPDATED Despite the overcast skies and some rain, thousands of Montgomery County residents enjoyed the fireworks on the Fourth of July in Kensington, Germantown and the city of Rockville.

According to a county spokesperson, the crowd in Germantown was estimated at 12,000 people, and in Kensington the turnout was 9,000. The city of Rockville welcomed a crowd of about 15,000 for its fireworks show.

“Once the rain cleared, lots of folks showed up,” said Marylou Berg, city of Rockville spokesperson. “There were also lots of people watching from their homes and other locations. All in all, it was a very successful event!”

In Gaithersburg, the wet weather prompted city officials to postpone the fireworks until Friday, July 8, but the city’s other Fourth of July entertainment program went on as planned, albeit indoors, at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said there was a “great turnout,” and it was a “diverse” crowd full of “beautiful faces.”

“We had over 3,000 people, which is pretty amazing,” he said.

Damascus will also be hosting a fireworks show on July 8th as part of its annual Celebrate Damascus festival.

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Sonya Burke

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