Get Out: July Fourth Weekend in Bethesda

Check out these picks for fun weekend activities.

Welcome back to our weekly “Get Out” weekend planner, and happy Fourth of July weekend! There’s plenty to do to keep you busy for all three days of the long weekend. We’re not just talking fireworks, but there will be plenty of those to check out too.



Where/When:  Multiple locations throughout the county July 4

Why Go: It’s the Fourth of July, and there’s no reason you should miss out on the fun with all the fireworks festivities planned around the county. Check out a complete list

Pricing: varies


Where/When: 8a.m. July 4 starting at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive in Potomac

Why Go: Just up River Road in Potomac, this run has become a community July 4 tradition to benefit Autism Speaks. If you’re not in town, you can also “Run Anywhere” to raise funds for autism.

Pricing: Check www.Autismspeaks5K.org for registration information.


Where/When: 6-8p.m. June 30 at Veteran’s Park, Woodmont and Norfolk Ave. in Bethesda

Why Go: Bethesda Urban Partnership’s free summer concert series continues this Thursday with the sounds of LaRue Boogaloo soul and jazz band.

Pricing: free


Where/When: 11a.m. – 5:30p.m., June 30 – July 4 and July 7-11 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Special events planned for evenings)

Why Go: This year’s themes are the culture of Colombia, rhythm and blues music and the Peace Corps and features family-friendly activities and performances.

Pricing: free


Where/When: 8-10p.m. Saturdays at the in downtown Bethesda

Why Go:  If you haven’t checked out the comedy show at the Hyatt, why not stop by this weekend? Every Saturday night, local comics tell jokes and a $25 cash prize is offered to an audience member who wins the joke contest.

Pricing: $10


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