Annual Neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party, Monday July 4th! | Gaithersburg SummerFest and Fireworks

Hello Neighbors,

Please see below for our Schedule of Events for the Annual Washingtonian Woods Neighborhood Independence Day Celebration:

Red, White & Blue Parade (11:30 am – 12 noon)
(Decorating starts at 11:00am; Parade starts at 11:30am)
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.

Parade Route
This year’s parade route will start again at the Tot Lot near Upshire Circle and Driscoll Way, and will mostly run along Midsummer Drive. If you happen to live along the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Midsummer Drive, we kindly ask that you avoid on-street parking during the parade window of 11am – 12 noon, if possible. Please see below for this year’s parade route.

BBQ and Pool & Raft Party (12 pm – 5 pm)
Food, Games and Music 12pm – 5pm
We are excited to once again partner with the Bean Bag Deli who will cater our traditional 4th of July celebration this year! Lunch will be served from 12pm -1:30pm and include burgers/hotdogs and sides. Chips and drinks will also be provided. Carmen’s Italian Ice and Bake-Off Desserts will be served from 3pm – 4pm.

Games will include water balloon toss, belly-flop contests, and more! Come on out and join the fun!

Bake-Off: If you would like to participate in the Bake-Off, please have your dessert to the lower level of the clubhouse no later than 1:30pm on the day of. Desserts will be judged on patriotic appearance and taste. Please see this attached flyer for more information.

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!

Gaithersburg SummerFest and Fireworks
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Celebrate America’s independence with friends and family at SummerFest, Gaithersburg’s illuminating summer festival on the expansive grounds of Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. The free event takes place on SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2022, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. The festival features live music, food trucks, local breweries, family-friendly activities, all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display & SummerGlo After Party.

SummerFest kicks off at 6 p.m. with Nation, one of DC’s top dance bands. Enjoy delicious offerings from food & local craft beverage vendors, including Dogfish Head, Landmade, Lone Oak, Steinhardt Brewing, True Respite & Waredaca.

You can learn more about this spectacular event at the City’s SummerFest web page.

Neighborhood Web Site
This email communication as well all previous HOA emails are always cross-posted in the “News” section of the Washingtonian Woods Web Site ( Neighbors are encouraged to reference our web site as it contains helpful links, documentation, and neighborhood information.

We hope everyone is staying safe and well.

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