Montgomery County, MD

06/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2018 11:57

Montgomery County Recreation to Host Fireworks Shows in Germantown and Kensington

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Montgomery County Recreation is hosting two fireworks displays on Wednesday, July 4.

The Independence Day celebrations will take place at the following locations:

  • Germantown Glory at South Germantown Recreational Park, located at 18041 Central Park Circle in Germantown (Boyds);
  • Mid-County Sparkles at Albert Einstein High School, located at 11135 Newport Road in Kensington.

Germantown Glory will kick off at 7 p.m. with a concert by Gringo Jingo performing the best of Santana. Follow the signs for free on-site parking.

Mid-County Sparkles begins at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues, rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Only parking for individuals with disabilities will be available on-site at Einstein High School. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Westfield Wheaton, which is located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Parking at Westfield Wheaton will open at 6 p.m. Event goers who park at Westfield Wheaton prior to 6 p.m. may be subject to towing by the property owner. Shuttle service will begin at 6:15 p.m. Follow the event parking and shuttle signage.

The fireworks displays will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. at both Independence Day celebrations. The timing of the fireworks shows may change due to weather conditions. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at both events. There will be food vendors at both locations. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. The rain date for the fireworks display only is July 5.

Sign language interpreter services and other auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon request with as much notice as possible, preferably at least three business days before the event. To request special accommodations, contact a therapeutic recreation specialist at 240-777-6870 or email [email protected]

For more information, call MC311 at 311 or 240-777-0311 or visit the Montgomery County Recreation website.

# # #

Release ID: 18-597
Media Contact: Carmen Berrios Martinez 240-777-6875