The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fireworks, Concert Highlight Gaithersburg’s 4th of July Celebration

Fireworks, Concert Highlight Gaithersburg’s 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate our nation's independence with friends and family as the entire community comes together for food, music, and fireworks on Wednesday, July 4. Gaithersburg once again presents its Independence Day Celebration at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. A lively two-hour concert featuring live music by Back to Zero, a versatile band based out of Arlington, Virginia, starts at 7 p.m. A few brief remarks from the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council will be made at 8 p.m. The exciting fireworks display launches at dusk (approximately 9:25 p.m.). In the event of rain, the fireworks only will be held on Thursday, July 5. The Montgomery County Fairgrounds is located at 16 Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg. Walk in at Chestnut or Dalamar Streets; the Perry Parkway entrance to the Fairgrounds will be closed. No unauthorized cars will be allowed in the Fairgrounds. Those with handicap tags or stickers will be allowed access to the Fairgrounds through the gates at the Dalamar Street entrance.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and blankets to enjoy a picnic during the event. Food will also be sold at the celebration. For safety reasons, the following are strictly prohibited: alcoholic beverages, glass containers, rollerblades, skates, bikes, pets, and fireworks of any kind. Gaithersburg's 4th of July Celebration is sponsored in part by the Montgomery County Agricultural Center.

For information please call 301-258-6350 or email

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