Civil War Week at the Heights July 1–12
Experience the most epic battlefields of the Civil War: Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Relive Pickett’s Charge, cross Burnside’s Bridge, climb Marye’s Heights and traverse Devil’s Den. New this year: Visit Chancellorsville, site of the last major Confederate victory. Sign up for both weeks to get the full experience! Ages: rising fourth through rising eighth graders. Staff: Jimmy Callahan, Civil War history teacher at The Heights. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Usual dress is regular summer attire including good shoes for walking battlefields. Only eight two-week spots are available. Campers outside of the recommended age range may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Jimmy Callahan to discuss. Campers should bring a bag lunch, a water bottle and a hat. 10400 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, email@example.com
Rio Summer Concert Series/Carousel Rides
Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night through September. July’s lineup includes New Censation July 7, First Class July 14 and Diamond Alley July 21. Carousel Kids presented by Georgetown Hill is every other Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy family entertainment that brings out the kid in everyone! Carousel open weekends as well. RioWashingtonian.com
Summerfest at Gaylord National
Discover the perfect resort experience with free activities and waterfront fun all summer long in National Harbor, Maryland. Enjoy more than 30 restaurants, 150 shops and great entertainment. Overnight guests can enjoy resort entertainment and activities as part of the annual celebration SummerFest. From outdoor events and great music to campfire stories, scavenger hunts, seasonal cocktails and more, there is something for everyone. GaylordNational.com/Summerfest
July Fourth Events in Rockville, D.C. Mall and More
Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration, hosted by the Mayor and Council of Rockville invites you to a night of music, entertainment and fireworks. Fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:15 p.m. The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm offers great spectator viewing and ample, convenient parking!
The Kensington Bike Parade begins at St. Paul Park at 10 a.m. This event is open to all kids and those young at heart who wish to decorate their bike, scooter, wagon or stroller.
The National Mall will launch fireworks from the Reflecting Pool area at 9 p.m.
Mid-County Sparkles at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington has bands, fun and fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m.
Lastly, don’t forget to check out the Inner Harbor historic ships at Baltimore’s Independence Day Deck Party on USS Constellation. You will be high above the Inner Harbor crowds for the fireworks display as you enjoy classic American barbecue, local beer and wine. Enjoy special tours, music and cannon firings along with an amazing view of the fireworks celebration.