National Mall

Alexandria's Birthday Celebration on July 7 concludes with fireworks set off from a barge in the Potomac River. (Photo: Victor Wolansky Photography)

Celebrate Independence

Your Fourth of July Holiday Guide Independence Day is Wednesday, and what is more American that fireworks? A Capitol Fourth on the National Mall is always a great time, but it is always packed and you have to stake out your spot by noon. But if fighting the crowds is your idea of
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Celebrate the Fourth of July with Bayou Bakery's Red, White & Blue Cake. Available whole or by the slice. (Photo: Bayou Bakery)

Food Bites

Celebrate the Fourth with These Specials The Fourth of July is Wednesday, and it is time to fire up the grill before heading to the National Mall to watch the fireworks. If you don’t want to spend your holiday in a hot kitchen or in front of a grill, check out these restaurant
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Sunset Cinema brings outdoor movies to the Georgetown waterfront Tuesdays in July and August. (Photo: Sam Kittner/Georgetown BID)

Outdoor Film Guide

Watch Movies Under the Stars This Summer Screen on the Green on the National Mall may be a thing of the past, but there are plenty of other places around the DMV that host free film screenings under the stars. Nearly every night of the week you can grab a blanket and enjoy a wide
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