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Where are the parades?

WTOP has compiled a list of festivities for you.

VDOT lifting lane closures Wednesday

A suspension of temporary highway lane closures in Virginia is set to end Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 08:23am EST

Lack of funds cancels Dahlgren July 4 fireworks

King George County residents will have to go somewhere else to watch July 4 fireworks next year.

Monday - 11/12/2012, 12:56pm EST

Many Americans have throwback Fourth without power

George Washington never had air conditioning, but he knew how to keep cool: a mansion with lots of windows elevated on the banks of a wide, rolling river and lots of ice cream, maybe with a little brandy.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 10:15pm EDT

Grilling with Chef Geoff for July 4th (VIDEO)

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Chef Geoff Tracy is offering up his grilling tips for a delicious holiday.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 12:20pm EDT

Fido and fireworks: Keeping your dog safe on the 4th

The Fourth of July can be a traumatic holiday for dogs.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 08:15am EDT

Fourth of July celebrations across the region

Looking for some Independence Day holiday fun? Here's a list of parades, celebrations and fireworks displays all around the region.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 05:00am EDT

Va. Department of Forestry urges July 4th caution

Virginia forestry officials are urging caution this July 4th, with many areas of the state recording below-average rainfall and vulnerable to wildfires.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 03:51am EDT

O'Malley to attend Takoma Park parade

Gov. Martin O'Malley will be attending the Takoma Park Independence Day parade in Montgomery County.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 03:42am EDT

Fourth of July road closures and Metro schedule

In the midst of dealing with power outages and storm damage, the District will have its annual Independence Day Parade and .

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 02:49pm EDT

Antietam battlefield prepares for Fourth of July

When about 20,000 people spread out over Antietam National Battlefield on July 7, many staking out a spot with a blue tarp or blanket, the park will be transformed in a way that only happens during the annual Independence Day celebration.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 01:13pm EDT

AAA projects increased travel in Md. for July 4th

AAA says more Marylanders are expected to travel away from home next week for the July 4th holiday.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 01:05pm EDT

State Police plan increased traffic enforcement

Maryland State Police will conduct increased traffic enforcement for the holiday period.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 11:58am EDT

Music to celebrate Independence Day

Every year, the 4th of July fireworks display brings thousands of visitors to the National Mall, but many of us locals prefer to celebrate away from the huge crowds and hubbub that go along with the festivities.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 07:35am EDT

Gas prices down ahead of July 4 holiday

The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey shows the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is $3.44, down 9 cents from last week.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 07:58am EDT
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U.S. Forest Service: leave the fireworks at home

The U.S. Forest Service is reminding visitors to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests to leave the fireworks at home.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 03:55am EDT

D.C. Police concerned about July 4th celebrations

Construction around the city that slows traffic and frustrates commuters will cause the same annoyance on one of Washington's biggest tourist holidays. And D.C. Police Chief Kathy Lanier is concerned.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 01:43pm EDT

Broderick, O'Hara among Capitol Fourth performers

Find out who will be on the bill for the Capitol Fourth concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 04:11am EDT

Broderick to headline DC July Fourth celebration

Actor Matthew Broderick, country singer Josh Turner, composer John Williams and a dozen U.S. Olympic athletes will be among the headliners for this year's July Fourth celebration on the National Mall.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 10:54am EDT

How to keep pets safe and happy on Fourth of July

This holiday weekend, keep that tail wagging by leaving the family pet at home.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 09:36am EDT
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