As the summer sun shines brightly over the nation’s capital, the city is excited about the upcoming Fourth of July week. Washington, D.C., a city steeped in history and brimming with culture, is the perfect place to celebrate America’s Independence Day. 

From mouthwatering culinary delights to spectacular fireworks displays, the city is set to host many events that promise to make this year’s celebration unforgettable. So, wear your red, white, and blue, and get ready to experience the best of DC this Fourth of July week!

Eats and Events

Kick off your celebrations with a visit to Embassy Suites Brickstones Kitchen and Bar, where you can indulge in an array of American dish staples, including burgers, half smokes, and cocktail specials. 

Executive Chef Kevin Lalli’s Opaline Bar & Brassiere is celebrating the Fourth of July from 12:30pm to 10:30pm with a special menu featuring a variety of dishes, from Burrata & Heirloom Tomato to a New England Lobster Roll and Prime Rib in a setting that combines urban Parisian design with classic French restaurant decor, steps from the White House.

Hi-Lawn at Union Market is hosting a free five-day “Wet Hot American Summer” celebration for the Fourth of July, with all food and beverages sold a la carte, and limited reservations available for parties of up to 15 on Resy, while most of the space is saved for walk-ins.

For a more interactive experience, join the 4th of July Backyard Barbeque Series at Salamander, Washington, DC, hosted by Jack Arnold and powered by Big Green Egg, Kow Steaks, and Good Ranchers.

For those looking for a traditional all-American BBQ, Fairmont, Washington, D.C., Georgetown West End is the place to be. Fairmont’s Red, White and BBQ, priced at $42 per person and $19 for children 5 to 12 years of age, does not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please send an email here.

Hank’s Oyster Bar offers new lobster roll kits for seafood lovers, perfect for a New England-style picnic.

Suppose you’re in the mood for a staycation. In that case, Conrad DC offers a Star-Spangled Staycation & Fireworks at SUMMIT Rooftop. Book here and email here for a reservation on SUMMIT Rooftop. For a Mexican twist, head to Lucha Rosa at the Moxy Hotel and enjoy the fireworks from their rooftop bar.

The Watergate Hotel is hosting a Fourth of July Rooftop Fireworks Party at Top of the Gate, offering panoramic views of the Washington Monument, Potomac River, and the DC skyline, with ticket options including general admission, VIP, and VIP Premium, each offering varying levels of amenities such as open bar, reserved seating, champagne toast, and food displays.

If you’re a sports fan, Atlas Brew Works’ Navy Yard Brewery & Tap Room is opening early for guests to enjoy award-winning beer and pizza before the Washington Nationals game. For theatre enthusiasts, the iconic Lion King musical is here at the Kennedy Center June 28 – July 29, 2023. 

Stepping Out of DC

And for beer enthusiasts, the grand opening of the Alexandria Bier Garden is set to take place on July 13. Remember to mark your calendars for National Fried Chicken Day at WHINO on July 6. 

For those seeking a beach getaway, Spain Wine Bar in downtown Ocean City, Maryland, offers the perfect vantage point for fireworks viewing, along with a dinner service from 4PM-11PM on July 3rd and 4th, featuring specialty Fourth of July cocktails and food specials.

For those who prefer a more relaxed celebration further out of town, The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC is throwing its first-ever Gingerbread in July event from July 1-12.

This Fourth of July, celebrate our nation’s independence with joy, unity, and a spirit of adventure. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Washington, DC, has something for everyone. So, come and join us in the heart of the nation’s capital and make this Independence Day one to remember!

For more information about these events and to make reservations, please visit the respective links provided. Let’s celebrate this year’s Independence Day with a bang!