The following article is a guest post, courtesy of Catherine Nguyen
With expectations for patriotism at an all-time high in ‘Murica’s Capitol, it’s either go big or go home this 4th of July in DC. That’s why we came up with 3 great date ideas to fill up your day before the firework celebration at night! They’re all conveniently located so you can turn your daytime date into a nighttime show.
1. Embrace Folklife: Check out Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a free outdoor festival held in National Mall, from July 3-7 (post-game July 4th anyone?) by the Smithsonian Museum, celebrating diversity & tradition through arts & crafts, music & performances, and of course yummy ethnic cuisines!
What: Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Where: National Mall, Washington, D.C.
When: Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7 @ 11am to 5:30pm
2. The Night Before: Who says you can’t start July 4th celebrations early? Party it up with the Midtown Liberty Bar Tour on the evening of July 3 in Dupont Circle, where your ticket will contribute to Team USO in support of America’s Troops & their families. Bar-hop around DC’s best 20+ bars, featuring $2 Coors Light & $3 Blue Moon specials, patriotic food specials, & fun giveaways!
3. Get Cultured on the day of with DC museums. The Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the International Spy Museum, Newseum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds and many more will be open for viewing on Independence Day. Whether you’re culturally curious or in need of a quick AC break on this hot DC day, the DC museums will be open for all!
What: DC Museum Hoppin’
Where: Along Independence Ave (see map above)
When: July 4, all day!