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Independence Day
July 4th
Monday, July 4, 2016
Location: Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park 
1800 Piccard Dr., Rockville, MD 20850

Update: the Nighthawks and the fireworks will go on as scheduled.

The peace gathering and performances by The Fugitive Brass Band and Rockville Concert Band have been canceled. Food vendors have also been canceled. 

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

Download a site map. 

Schedule of Events 
All events take place at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park. Schedule subject to change. View a map of the event area. 

2016 Event Schedule Location Time 
 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Gathering  Mattie's Peace Garden Canceled
 The Nighthawks  Stars Stage  7 p.m.
 The Fugitive Brass Quintet Stripes Stage Canceled
 Rockville Concert Band Stripes Stage Canceled
 Mayor and Council Greeting  Stars Stage 8:45 p.m.
 Fireworks Display  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 
  • Drones are prohibited at the event site 
  • For inclement weather information, call 240-314-5022
  • The dog park, tennis courts and playground are closed from dusk on Sunday, July 3 through 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5. 

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 not 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. 

Peace Gathering
Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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Rockville, MD 20850

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