Visitors enjoyed music performances from Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks and John Williams before the fireworks display under a clear sky.
Authorities say a 9-year-old boy was severely burned in a fireworks accident in western Maryland.
If you’re planning on going to the National Mall Friday night to party like it’s 1776, this guide has everything you need to know before you go.
Visitors to the National Mall for the Independence Day celebration can sign up for event information and emergency notifications from the National Park Service.
Metro is running on a Saturday schedule for the Fourth of July holiday, but will add trains in the afternoon and evening to help accommodate crowds going to see the fireworks.
The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:
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American composer and conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation’s birthday.
Despite initial concerns that Tropical Storm Arthur could compromise the July 4th fireworks in Washington on Friday, the National Mall and Memorial Parks Service says it won’t cancel the display, barring heavy wind or lightning.
With more than 41 million people expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, officials are asking travelers to prepare ahead of time to prevent long lines at airports and traffic delays on the road.