Gaithersburg SummerFest and Fireworks Tonight! | Neighborhood 4th of July Parade, Wednesday July 4th

Hello Neighbors,

Neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party, this Wednesday July 4th
Just a friendly reminder that the our neighborhood 4th of July Parade, BBQ and Pool Party, will be held on Wednesday, July 4th!

Here is the quick run-down:

  1. The festivities start at 11am and continue until 4pm. Please click here for our full Schedule of Events.
  2. We are asking that families bring a side dish to share at the BBQ. The HOA will be providing burgers, dogs, sodas and desserts.
  3. A few volunteers are still needed. Please check out our sign-up genius and consider filling an empty slot. All help is greatly appreciated and will help ensure a successful event.
  4. This year’s parade route will start again at the Tot Lot near Upshire Circle and Driscoll Way, however this year the parade 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.


Gaithersburg SummerFest and Fireworks Tonight!
Join family and friends for SummerFest on SATURDAY, JUNE 30 from 5 to 11:30 p.m. at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. Admission is free.

Live Music
SummerFest kicks off at 5 p.m. with The After Party Experience, a dynamic and energetic band featuring some of the region’s most talented singers and musicians paired up with an on-stage DJ. Enjoy rock, pop, country, soul, R&B, hip hop, jazz, Motown, and current hits right up until the fireworks begin. Stay for an encore performance during the SummerGlo After Party.

Food & Beer
Sample local craft brews at the SummerFest TapHouse and snack on festival foods and treats throughout the park. Check out featured vendors and breweries

Enjoy strolling entertainers, inflatable amusements, a dual-lane zip line, kid’s activities, face painting, aerialists, balloon twisting, volleyball, field games, community talent groups, chalk art, and a photo booth. Most activities are free. It’s predicted to be a hot one on Saturday. The Activity Center will be open as a cooling center, with indoor activities, crafts, and a DJ.

Once the sun sets (approximately 9:30 p.m.), a spectacular fireworks display with light up the night with bursts that launch up to 500 feet in amazing colors and styles. Optimal viewing areas are at Bohrer Park and at several points in surrounding locations. A map identifying best viewing spots is available here.

SummerGlo After Party
Stay late and avoid the traffic! Following the fireworks, The After Party Experience will treat the crowd to an encore performance while LED hoopers, jugglers, stilt walkers and glow balloons entertain the crowd until 11:30 p.m. The playground will be fully lit, and there will be glow-in-the dark items and food for purchase.

Full event details can be found here.

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