Montgomery County will host two fireworks displays to celebrate Independence Day. The displays will be in Germantown and Kensington on Wednesday, July 4; both will start at about 9:15 p.m.
Activities for Mid-County Sparkles, at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Road, Kensington, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Quiet Fire Soul.
There is no on-site parking at the school or at adjacent properties, except for handicapped parking. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., shuttle buses will pick up passengers at Westfield Wheaton Metro Parking Garage, adjacent to the JC Penney Department Store, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton.
Germantown Glory, which will be conducted at the SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds, will begin at 7 p.m. with a concert by Bobby and the Believers.
To reach the park from Interstate 270, take exit 15B, Md. 118 south, toward Germantown; drive for 2.8 miles and turn right onto Richter Farm Road. Go one mile and turn left onto Schaeffer Road. The park entrance is 0.3 miles on the right. Ample, free parking is available.
Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at both events. Food vendors will be on site.
No alcoholic beverages are permitted. The rain date for fireworks only is July 5, though shuttle service will not be available on that day.
For more information, call 240-777-6821 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.