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Rockville to Celebrate Nation's Independence with Fireworks, Music

Rockville will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 4, from 7-10 p.m. at Montgomery College-Rockville Campus.

The event features live concerts, food vendors and a fireworks display. The fireworks display is expected to include more than 3,400 shells ranging from Red, White and Blue Palms to Multi-Color Star Mines and Peony and Chrysanthemum Bombshells.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Fugitive Brass Quintet will perform on the Stadium Stage and Wes Tucker and the Skillets will perform on the Campus Stage. The Rockville Concert Band will follow Fugitive Brass Quintet.

There will be food vendors located in each stage area. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. There is no bleacher seating, so bring blankets and chairs.

Montgomery College is located at 51 Mannakee St. Parking is available at all campus parking lots, and at lots on the corner of Mannakee Street and Route 355. It could take up to one hour to exit parking lots at the conclusion of the celebration.

The rain date for the event is Monday, July 5. Call 240-314-5022 for recorded information.

Barbecues, open flames and alcohol are not allowed on the site. Smoking is prohibited on the campus. Recycling and garbage bins will be located throughout the event site.

For more information, including a site map, go to www.rockvillemd.gov/events/independence-day.htm.