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Trump’s July 4th celebration in DC: What’s happening today and when – Blue Angels, concerts, parades, fireworks

President Donald J. Trump addresses military personnel and their families Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Osan Air Base, Korea. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour/Released)

Washington, D.C. will celebrate July 4th with a mega-event featuring an address by President Trump, concerts, parades, fireworks and the Blue Angels.

Plans for “Salute to America” were announced by the Department of the Interior. Among the highlights will be a flight demonstration by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.

“This is going to be a fantastic Fourth of July with increased access across the National Mall for the public to enjoy music, flyovers, a spectacular fireworks display, and an address by our Commander-in-Chief,” said Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. “We received an extraordinary donation for a phenomenal fireworks display, and our colleagues from the Department of Defense will be providing a one-of-a-kind music and air power experience including a flight demonstration from the Blue Angels.”

Schedule of events:

11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. – National Independence Parade on Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street to 17th Street NW. Marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams and more.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Salute to America at Lincoln Memorial

President Trump will speak at the memorial. Other participants will be Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”), the Armed Forces Chorus, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, and many others. Multiple flyovers are planned.

9:07 p.m.-9:42 p.m. – Fireworks Independence Day celebrations culminate with a spectacular fireworks display over the National Mall. The fireworks will be launched from West Potomac Park and behind the Lincoln Memorial. They will be visible from locations throughout D.C. and Northern Virginia.


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