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Independence Day
July 4th
Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park 

About the Event 
Rockville's Independence Day Celebration is celebrating its fourth year at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm.  This location offers wonderful spectator viewing, and ample and convenient parking.

Schedule of Events  
2018 Event Schedule Time 
The Nighthawks 7 p.m.
Mayor and Council Greeting  8:45 p.m.
National Anthem  
8:55 p.m. 
Fireworks Display  9:15 p.m.
*Schedule subject to change.  

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 
  • Drones are prohibited at the event site 
  • For inclement weather information, call 240-314-5022, or visit http://www.rockvillemd.gov/independenceday 

Park Access 
  • The dog park will close at 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 1 through 9 a.m. on Thursdsay, July 5
  • There will be limited access to parts of Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park on Sunday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 4.
  • The fireworks safety zone which includes the football fields, tennis courts, playground and parking lots will be closed at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 4. 

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. 

Free parking is available  in lots along Shady Grove, and Gaither Roads as well as on Piccard Drive. These lots are conveniently located near the event site. There is no parking available in the King Farm neighborhood.  View the public parking map

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. 

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

Thank you to our Sponsors 
Kitchen Saver • LeafFilter

Sponsor this event

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

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