The National Mall in DC is a great place to go see the fireworks, but if you don't want to deal with the crowds and waiting forever to catch a metro back, there are some closer fireworks you should consider. Here are some fireworks shows going on in Montgomery County on July Fourth.
Annual Independence Day. Montgomery College-Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD. A concert at 7pm, fireworks start at 9:30.
Mid-County Sparkles Fireworks Show. Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Road, Kensington, MD. A concert at 7:30, fireworks start at 9:15.
Gaithersburg Independence Day Celebration. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD. Fairgrounds open at 5pm, a concert at 7pm and fireworks at 9:25.
Germantown Glory Fireworks Show and Washington Freedom Soccer Game. SoccerPlex at South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds. A soccer game at 5pm, a concert at 7pm and fireworks at 9:30. You need to buy tickets for the Washington Freedom vs. Chicago Red Stars soccer game.
I haven't decided which one I will be going to, but it will the Montgomery College and Einstein ones are closest to Bethesda.