Montgomery County will host the two Independence Day Celebrations, as scheduled — “Germantown Glory” at the Maryland SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Germantown; and “Mid-County Sparkles” at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Road, Kensington. Both fireworks displays are now scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m.
Germantown Glory will kick off at 7:00 pm. with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, R&B and rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Mid-County Sparkles begins at 7:30 pm. with a concert by Gringo Jingo performing the best of Santana. Only handicapped parking is available on-site. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at both events. Food vendors will be on site. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
“We are working closely with the National Weather Service to watch the weather forecast for this evening,” said Recreation Director Gabe Albornoz. “At this point, it looks like the show will go on! However, we urge everyone to continue to look for event updates as the weather can change at any moment and our event plans may have to change.”
The County’s Recreation Department has set up a number of ways for people to receive information regarding the status of its celebrations. Anyone considering attending the events is urged to sign up for text alerts in order to receive the most up-to-date information on their phone. Text MOCOJULY4 to 888777.
In addition, updates will be available on Recreation Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages; and at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec. Attendees can also call the Montgomery County Recreation inclement weather line at 240–777–6889.