Annual Neighborhood 4th of July Parade and Pool Party | Games! Food! Prizes! | SummerFest & Fireworks

Hello Neighbors,

The 3rd Annual Washingtonian Woods 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party will be held on Thursday, July 4th.

Please see below for our Schedule of Events:

Red, White & Blue Parade (11:00 am – 12 noon)

Time to don your proudest red, white & blue, and decorate those bicycles, strollers, big wheels, scooters, wagons and pets! We’ll be marching as a group from the Tot Lot at Driscoll and Upshire all the way down to the pool. Feel free to decorate your bikes and scooters beforehand, or meet at the park at 11:00am to decorate onsite (we will have some decorations on hand.) The parade starts promptly at 11:30am. If you can’t march in the parade, feel free to come out and grab a spot along the parade route to enjoy the parade and show your support.

All neighbors are also encouraged to fly your American flags!

BBQ and Pool Party (12 pm – 4 pm)
Food, Games, Prizes 12pm – 4pm
Hamburgers/cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided from approximately 12PM-1PM. We are encouraging neighbors to bring side dishes for all to share. To participate in the Potluck and receive a wristband, please bring one of the following: a side dish to share, dessert (cookies, brownies, etc.), or an entry for the dessert contest. Side dishes could include, but are not limited to: potato salad, deviled eggs, sliced watermelon, macaroni salad, tossed salad, etc. Please, no chips, as they will be provided by the social committee.

Games will include relay races, pie-eating contests, water balloon toss, belly-flop contests, and more! Prizes for the winners! Come on out and join the fun!

This year, we will be adding a dessert contest to our celebration! Whip up your favorite 4th of July dessert and win a prize! The desserts will be judged during cleanup and enjoyed by party goers as the last event of the day. If you plan to make a dessert, please deliver your entry to the lower level of the pool clubhouse no later than 1:30PM.

Please note: the pool party and BBQ is a private event, exclusively for members of the neighborhood, their families, as well as outside members of the pool.

Finally, we can’t make all of this happen without volunteers! There are many ways to help and we still have many slots that need to be filled. Please take a moment to look at the available slots and sign up today!

Happy Birthday, America! Hope to see you all there!

Gaithersburg SummerFest and Fireworks
Also, the City of Gaithersburg’s Annual SummerFest, Fireworks Display and SummerGlo After Party will be held this Saturday evening (June 29th) starting at 5pm. You can learn more about this spectacular event at the City’s SummerFest web page.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA