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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Rockville-area fireworks displays 2023

Independence Day fireworks season will start early with a bang tonight in Rockville, at one of the most prominent country clubs in America. Here's a list of local public and private fireworks displays in and around the City of Rockville for 2023. Remember not to trespass on private property, but the private fireworks displays may be seen from nearby parking lots and public property.

Saturday, June 24 - 9:30 PM: Woodmont Country Club

June 30 - 9:00 PM: Manor Country Club, 14901 Carrolton Road

June 30 - 9:10 PM: Norbeck Country Club, 17200 Cashell Road

July 4 - City of Rockville Official Fireworks Display, 1800 Piccard Drive

The City of Rockville's official Independence Day celebration takes place at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in the King Farm neighborhood. Parking is located in nearby surface lots on Shady Grove Road, Gaither Road and Piccard Drive. See the map below for officially-designated parking lots.

Event schedule:

7 p.m.Music by Under the Covers 
8:45 p.m.Mayor and Council Greeting
8:55 p.m.National Anthem 
9 - 9:13 p.m. Music by Under the Covers 
9:15 p.m.Fireworks Display

  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.
  • Bring beach chairs or blankets to ensure comfortable seat­ing. Be considerate so that those around you can see the show too.
  • No chairs or blankets allowed within 100 feet of the stage. 
  • Outside, prepared food is permitted.
  • Most events will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, cancella­tions will be posted at
  • Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park is smoke and vape free  
  • No tents, barbecuing or open flames
  • No outside alcohol
  • No wheeled recreational devices
  • No noisemakers, glass containers, drones, laser pointers
  • No weapons, illegal substances, explosives
  • No throwing footballs, frisbees, baseballs or other projectiles

Photos courtesy City of Rockville

Monday, June 27, 2022

Rockville and Montgomery County fireworks displays 2022 - Where to watch fireworks

Who needs the hassle of riding Metro downtown, or getting caught up in the Independence Day traffic, when there are many other fireworks shows right here in Montgomery County - most private - that can be viewed from nearby parking lots. Just remember not to trespass on private property. If you are within two blocks of a professional fireworks launch site, consider wearing hearing protection to avoid developing tinnitus or hearing loss, especially for children.

Let's take a look at what the fine country clubs and other organizations have in store for us this July 4th holiday of 2022:

Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Potomac

Columbia Country Club - June 28/9:10 PM
Congressional Country Club - July 3/9:15 PM
Kenwood Golf & Country Club - June 30/9:00 PM

Gaithersburg (PUBLIC)

Bohrer Park - July 2/9:20 PM

Germantown (PUBLIC)

South Germantown Recreational Park - July 4/9:15 PM
(18041 Central Park Circle in Germantown/Concert 7:00 PM/No alcohol/No pets/"Low" lawn chairs, blankets & coolers permitted)


Montgomery Country Club - July 1/9:20 PM

Poolesville (PUBLIC)

Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department at soccer fields on Hughes Road at Sugarland Road - July 4
(Event begins 5:00 PM, fireworks "after dark"/Parking $5.00/No alcohol/No pets/Coolers will be inspected)


Manor Country Club - July 1/9:00 PM
Norbeck Country Club - June 30/9:20 PM
Mattie JT Stepanek Park - July 4/9:15 PM (PUBLIC)

Silver Spring

Argyle Country Club - July 1/9:00 PM

Wheaton (PUBLIC)

Albert Einstein High School - July 2/9:15 PM
(Event begins with concert at 6:00 PM/Disabled parking only on-site/Park at Westfield Wheaton Mall beginning at 5:30 PM and take free shuttle to Einstein HS/No alcohol/No pets/"Low" lawn chairs, blankets & coolers permitted)

Photo courtesy Warner Brothers

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Rockville fireworks 2021

Montgomery County has canceled its government-funded public fireworks displays this year, making it an outlier among our neighbors Frederick and Howard counties, who are proceeding with theirs. The City of Rockville has also canceled its display, and City of Gaithersburg officials have postponed theirs. What is a traditionalist to do? If you are near any of these mostly-private fireworks displays, you may be able to enjoy a free show anyway (just don't trespass on private property). 

Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Potomac

Chevy Chase Club - July 3, 2021/9:30 PM
Columbia Country Club - June 29/9:10 PM
Congressional Country Club - July 4/9:15 PM
Kenwood Golf & Country Club - June 30/9:15 PM

Poolesville (PUBLIC)

Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department at soccer fields on Hughes Road at Sugarland Road - July 4/Event begins 5:00 PM, fireworks "after dark"/Parking $5.00


Manor Country Club - July 1/9:30 PM
Norbeck Country Club - July 1/9:20 PM
Woodmont Country Club - June 26/9:30 PM

Silver Spring

Argyle Country Club - July 2/9:30 PM

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Rockville fireworks 2017 tonight at King Farm

Fireworks return to King Farm tonight in Rockville for the City's annual Independence Day celebration, hosted by the Mayor and Council. The fireworks display, and live music by the Rockville Concert Band and country artist Shane Gamble, will be at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, located at 1800 Piccard Drive.

Music will begin at 6:00 PM, and the fireworks display will begin at 9:15 PM, and last about 20 minutes. Plenty of free parking will be available in lots on Shady Grove and Gaither Roads and Piccard Drive, all near the park. Attendees are encouraged to approach the site via main roads, as some smaller routes will be blocked off by police.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Rockville fireworks 2015

Where to see fireworks in Rockville this year? The location has moved to Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm, which should be an improvement for both pedestrians and drivers.

Rockville's July 4 celebration will begin at 7:00 PM Saturday night at the park. A live concert including the Nighthawks will take place from 7:00 until 8:45, when the Mayor and Council will greet attendees from the Stars stage.

Fireworks will begin at 9:15 PM.

For a map of where you can park, click here. If it rains Saturday night, the fireworks will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 5. You can bring food and beverages, blankets and chairs. Food will also be available from several vendors during the event.

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park
1800 Piccard Drive

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


The big fireworks show on July 4th in Rockville is at Montgomery College.  You can park in the lots at the corner of Mannakee Street and Route 355, or in the lots on the Montgomery College campus.

A main stage will be set up in Lot 11 at Montgomery College, near Mannakee Street. At 7:00 PM, the Fugitive Brass Quintet will perform. They'll be followed by the Pinneberg Dancers at 7:30, and the
Rockville Concert Band at 8:00.

Then the real show - the fireworks - begins around 9:15 PM.

In the event of inclement weather, call 240-314-5022 to check the status of the fireworks.

Montgomery College is located at 51 Mannakee Street.