Salute the first commander in chief during our annual Independence Day event! Watch dazzling made-for-daytime fireworks shoot off over the Potomac River and listen to the roar of cannon fire while viewing special military re-enactments throughout the day.

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Salute the first commander in chief during our annual Independence Day event! Watch dazzling made-for-daytime fireworks shoot off over the Potomac River and listen to the roar of cannon fire while viewing special military re-enactments throughout the day.

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An American Celebration includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for new citizens with a special keynote address, daytime fireworks, military re-enactments, a wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake (while supplies last), and a visit from General and Mrs. Washington. Enjoy a performance by the National Concert Band during its "Red, White and Blue" concert. Spend a truly inspiring day at a truly inspiring place.

An American Celebration takes place rain or shine. 

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2018 An American Celebration: July 4

Schedule of Events:

9:30AM General Washington's inspection of the troops Bowling Green
10AM 56th annual Independence Day wreathlaying ceremony The Tomb
11AM Naturalization event: a ceremony to honor new citizens East Lawn
12PM "Red, White, and Blue" concert Bowling Green
1PM Daytime fireworks: a pyrotechnic salute to America Mansion's River Side
1:15PM "Happy birthday, America!" cake (while supplies last) Bowling Green
1:30PM Revolutionary War music Bowling Green
2:30PM Revolutionary War military drill Bowling Green

Schedule is subject to change.

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