Changes Coming to Washington DC’s 4th of July Celebration
The Fourth of July party represents the president’s latest effort to throw a patriotic bash in the nation’s capital
Published May 11, 2019 at 2:28 PM | Updated at 3:09 PM EDT on May 11, 2019
After more than 15 years, the iconic Fourth of July fireworks show on the National Mall is moving away from the Washington Monument.
The National Park Service confirms that in 2019, Independence Day fireworks will be set off about a mile away in West Potomac Park.
The new site, close to the Potomac River and visible from parts of Virginia, should allow a larger crowd to see an upgraded spectacle, NPS spokesman Mike Litterst said.
“This year’s Independence Day fireworks show will be bigger and longer than previous years,” Litterst said.