Still don’t have plans for the Fourth? Try our last-minute picks for the city’s best.
By Halle Kaplan-Allen
Briefly noted: A parade, whiffle ball tournament, funky folk band performance, gymnastic team performance and fireworks display
When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Takoma Park Middle School and other locations in the Takoma Park neighborhood
What: Boom with a View
Briefly noted: $900 gets you a private table with a view of the National Mall for six with drinks, nibbles, a dedicated server and dancing to cover hits by Burnt Sienna
When: 6 p.m.
Where: W Hotel
Briefly noted: Pool games, pie-eating contest, bullhorns, bikinis, water balloons, inflatable pool toys and DJs
When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Capitol Skyline Hotel
Briefly noted: Musical performances, including favorites such as the National Anthem, Rhapsody in Blue and God Bless the U.S.A.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: National Cathedral
Briefly noted: Tickets get you access to drink specials at all the best local bars
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Begins at DC Bread & Brew in Dupont Circle
Briefly noted: All-you-can eat BBQ chicken, pulled pork, brisket and burgers as well as specials on American beers
When: 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Restaurant on Vermont Avenue