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Independence Day
July 4th
Saturday, July 4, 2015 
(Rain Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015)
NEW! Location: Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park 

About the Event 
Rockville's Independence Day Celebration is moving to Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm.  This new location offers better spectator viewing and ample and convenient parking as well as a larger fireworks display.  This event is hosted by the Mayor and Council of Rockville.  

Schedule of Events
* note: The Fugitive Brass Band and the Rockville Concert Band are canceled for tonight's event.  The Nighthawks and the Fireworks display are on as scheduled. 

Download a site map. 
 Event Location Time 
 The Nighthawks (on as scheduled) Stars Stage  7 p.m.
 The Fugitive Brass Quintet (canceled) Stripes Stage 7 p.m.
 Rockville Concert Band (canceled) Stripes Stage 8 p.m.
 Mayor and Council Greeting (on as scheduled) Stars Stage 8:45 p.m.
 Fireworks Display (on as scheduled) Football Field* 9:15 p.m.
*The football field is closed to spectators. 

General Information 
  • No barbecuing or open flames allowed at the event site
  • Recycle and garbage bins are located throughout the event 
  • Lost children should be taken to the first aid tent located along Piccard Dr. 
  • Please be courteous of those around you when smoking 
  • For inclement weather information, call 240-314-5022

Viewing Areas 
The entertainment and fireworks can be viewed from the park grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and food and beverage. 

Parking is available for free in lots along Shady Grove Road, Gaither Road and Choke Cherry Road. These lots are conveniently located near the event site.  There is no parking available in the King Farm neighborhood.  

Please use main roads such at Route 355, Gude Drive, and Shady Grove Road to access these parking lots. There will be ample signage directing people to public parking. 

View the public parking map. 

Food and Beverage
Food and beverage will be available for purchase from several food vendors.  Guests may also bring their own food and beverage.  Please note that there is no barbecuing or open flames allowed on the event site. 

Peace Gathering
Celebrate Mattie J.T. Stepanek's 25th birthday and his legacy of peace at the Peace Gathering on Saturday, July 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the Peace Garden area of Mattie J.T. Stepnake Park, located at 1800 Piccard Drive in Rockville. View additional information. 

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Special Events
City of Rockville
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Ph: 240-314-8620
Fax: 240-314-8659