Every year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to see one of the most spectacular patriotic celebrations in the greater Washington DC region. This summer is no different, with major patriotic events planned on top of the annual Capital Fourth firework display in the heart of DC!



  • Visitors staying in Prince William, Virginia have numerous options for affordable hotel accommodations and attractions along both Interstates 95 and 66, about 25-35 miles from the White House, based upon where you choose. Book now to ensure availability over the busy holiday weekend.  

  • Stay in Woodbridge, Manassas, Gainesville, Dumfries, Quantico, and other vibrant communities with lots of things to do all weekend long, such as craft breweries, wineries, distilleries, major attractions and outlet malls, historical sites & more.

  • Utilize parking apps such as SpotHero to secure your parking space in D.C. before driving in (you can also save some $$$ this way).

  • This year, the Metro has closed stations on the BLUE and YELLOW lines, so preplanning your transportation options is recommended. If staying in the I-66 corridor, park at the Vienna or Dunn Loring Metro stations on the ORANGE LINE to ride the rails into DC on the ORANGE line.

  • As the crowds tend to get very busy in the Nation's Capital on the Fourth, we highly suggest making plans such as a late dinner, a walk around the city for after the fireworks or other options to let the traffic dwindle before returning to your comfortable hotel room in Prince William.




National Independence Day Parade 

Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC

National Independence Day Parade

National Independence Day Parade - The parade is held along Constitution Avenue in Washington DC. The parade begins at 11:45 am. Arrive early for prime viewing.



Salute to America

Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC

National Mall crowd in front of lincoln memorial

President Trump will host a celebration of America’s military with music, military demonstrations and flyovers from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Lincoln Memorial. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. 


A Capitol Fourth Concert

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
First St SE
Washington, DC

Capital Fourth Promo image

"A Capitol Fourth" Concert - This star-studded concert begins at 8 pm on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year's concert includes music legend Carole King, the Broadway cast of "Beautiful", actor John Stamos, the National Symphony Orchestra and more.



Washington, DC

fireworks and crowd stock image

  • Fireworks - The nation's capital fireworks display begins right around sundown (9:07 - 9:27 pm).  There are plenty of amazing spots to view the show:

  • National Mall - Bring a blanket and stake out a prime viewing spot just steps away from the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials

  • Marine Corps War Memorial - Also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial visitors can enjoy the fireworks with panoramic views of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol building from across the Potomac River.


Hotels book up early for the July 4th holiday, and this year will be no different.  Select a hotel below (most hotels in Prince William are located near either Interstate 95 or Interstate 66).

affordable accomodations


Patriotic events if playing in Prince William, Virginia

a girl holding a small flag at a baseball game


Greater Prince William Events



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