Celebrating Independence Day Weekend In DC


Ready for all things red, white, and blue? Independence Day is fast approaching, and unsurprisingly, no one throws a better celebration than our Nation’s Capitol. From ball games to firework displays, beer hunts, and more.

#1 Heritage Beer Hunt: Celebrate Independence Day weekend with a beer hunt at one of DC’s most revered and festive institutions: The Mansion on O Street. Thanks to free beer and a captivating hunt that takes you inside 100 rooms and past 70 secret doors, visitors can embrace District history while trying their hand at some delicious (yet well-hidden) brews.

➤Learn more about the beer hunt here.

#2 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Since 1967, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s purpose has been to collaborate with cultural practitioners, communities, and heritage professionals to spark curiosity, catalyze intercultural exchange, and communicate a commitment to representing diverse cultures as a positive force for the common good. Celebrate your Independence Day weekend with an event that has an unwavering love for different cultures and features amazing guests like Yo-Yo Ma and Los Pleneros de la Cresta.

➤Learn more about the festival here.

#3 Ring in the 4th with 4 Days of Rooftop Festivities at Hi-Lawn: Looking for the best view of DC’s fireworks on the 4th of July? Look no farther than Hi-Lawn, one of the District’s largest, most expansive rooftops for outdoor dining, drinking, and socializing. The open-air roof of Union Market is celebrating the 4th of July with a free-to-attend, four-day-long Independence Day rooftop picnic party from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4 featuring fantastic city views of neighborhood fireworks, live music, DJs, grilled eats, summer cocktails, and extended hours.

➤See the full lineup of events at Hi-Lawn here.

#4 “Kick Off to the Fourth at the Wharf” featuring Maggie Rose w/ Erin & the Wildfire + The District: This year, musical sensation and Maryland-born singer Maggie Rose takes stage at The Wharf to help kick off Independence Day Weekend in style. Supported by Richmond’s Erin & The Wildlife and DC’s The District, this Pearl Street-sponsored show is free to the public and features Rose & friends on a floating stage off of Transit Pier.

➤Learn more about the free concert here.

#5 Drink The District’s Red, White, and Brew Flip Cup Tournament: What says 4th of July more than flip cup, competition, and drink specials? Celebrate your Independence with RED wine specials, WHITE wine specials, BREW specials and a festive Flip Cup Tournament! Put together a team or just come cheer them on. Register your team, register as a free agent, or just come and enjoy the party.

➤Register or learn more about the event here.

#6 Hotel Hive 4th of July 2022: Join Hotel Hive and &Pizza for their annual 4th of July Great American Bash! With an amazing rooftop view of the Nation’s Fireworks and a buffet that includes All-American BBQ including hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, and other Independence Day staples, this 21+ event is the ultimate way to cheer on your nation. Ticket price includes unlimited food and drink; hotel guests get a reduced ticket rate.

➤Learn more here.

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