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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Summer Celebration: Fun on the Fourth with Fireworks in Rockville’s King Farm

Rockville, Maryland, June 20 – A Rockville tradition, the city’s annual Independence Day celebration, returns to King Farm on Thursday, July 4.

Hosted by the Mayor and Council, the celebration is held annually at the 26-acre Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, in King Farm, which offers easy access and ample free parking, with convenient exits within a short walk of fireworks viewing areas.

The celebration, now in its fifth year at Stepanek Park, includes live music by The Nighthawks at 7 p.m. and a fabulous 20-minutelong fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. There is no rain date.

The entertainment and fireworks can be viewed from the park grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and food and beverage. Parking will be available in lots on Shady Grove and Gaither roads and Piccard Drive, near the park. Rockville police will guide traffic to and from the designated lots before and after the event.

To prepare for the celebration, the Rockville Dog Park at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park will be closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 until 11 a.m. Friday, July 5. The fireworks safety zone, which includes the football fields, tennis courts, playground and parking lots, will be closed from 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 through 11 a.m. Friday, July 5. There will be limited access to other parts of the park from Tuesday, July 2 through Friday, July 5.

For additional parking and general information, visit, email or call 240-314-8620.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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