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Celebrate July Fourth in Rockville

Music, fireworks show set for this year’s Independence Day Celebration

FILE | Rockville Patch
FILE | Rockville Patch

Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration is set for 7 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus.

The fireworks show—preceded by patriotic music from Fugitive Brass Quintet and the Rockville Concert Band—kicks off at 9 p.m.

Bring chairs, blankets but leave alcohol, cigarettes and barbecue grills at the house.

Last year the City of Rockville cancelled its fireworks show at the last minute, in the wake of destructive storms that left much of the county without electricity and under debris.

Power outages and downed lines limited access to the campus, Patch reported in 2012.

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If you go …

WHAT:  Rockville Independence Day Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, July 4,7 p.m. music by Fugitive Brass Quintet and the Rockville Concert Band. Fire works start at 9:15 p.m.
WHERE:  Montgomery College Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St.
MORE:  Parking will be available in all Montgomery College parking lots and parking lots on the corner of Mannakee Street and Rockville Pike. At the conclusion of the fireworks, it may take approximately an hour to exit the parking lots.
CONTACT: Visit the city's website, RockvilleMD.gov, call 240-314-8620 or send an email to emailspecialevents@rockvillemd.gov. For recorded information, call the Special Events line at 240-314-5022.


Rockville Sister City Corporation July 01, 2013 at 11:10 PM
The Rockville Sister City dance visitors (the Tantzschule Leseberg) from Pinneberg, Germany will perform at 7:30 p.m. Come support our sister city guests at the Rockville 4th of July celebration. Brigitta Mullican, President Rockville Sister City Corporation
amarynth July 02, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Does anyone know of a good place near the college that would have a good view? Looking to get a little distance but an unobstructed view!
Jeff Hawkins July 02, 2013 at 02:39 PM
@amarynth: Maybe Rock Terrace HS or Municpal Pool parking lot or the Welsh Park ballfields? If you want to be further, maybe Westmore Ave. across 355 and the Metro & Amtrak lines? Either that or "drive" very slowly during the Grand Finale :) Good Luck!

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