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Basic Bitch’s Guide To July 4th in Washington, DC

Basic Bitch's Guide To July 4th in Washington, DC

Looking to go all out this Independence Day?  Our latest installment of the Basic Bitch’s Guide is bringing you all you need to have your best-ever July 4th in Washington, DC.  Here are our picks for events, activities, cocktails, recipes, and must-have accessories.


July 4th Events & Activities in DC

Nationals vs. Redsox & Postgame Freedom Fireworks

When: Tuesday, July 3rd
Where: Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Cost: $30+ per person



National Independence Day Parade

When: Wednesday, July 4th
Where: Constitution Ave NW between 7th and 17th Streets NW
Cost: Free to attend



Spirit of Mt Vernon Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise

When: Wednesday, July 4th; 7:30PM – 11:30PM
Where: Departs from 580 Water St SW
Cost: $209.90 – $319.90 per person



A Capitol Fourth Concert

When: Wednesday, July 4th; 8:00PM – 9:30PM
Where: National Mall
Cost: Free to Attend



Fourth of July Fireworks Display

When: Wednesday, July 4th; 9:00PM
Where: National Mall (see MORE INFO for suggested viewing locations)
Cost: Free to Attend



Fourth of July Cocktail Recipes

Fourth of July Sparkler Cocktail

Red, White & Blue Frozen Sangria

Lady in Blue Cocktail

Strawberry & Basil Cocktail

via AOL 

Fourth of July Recipes

Watermelon Feta Salad

Patriotic Potatoes With Mustard Sauce

American Flag Pizza

Red, White & Blue Cherry Pie Tartlets

Red, White & Blue Frozen Banana Pops

July 4th Must-Have Accessories

American Flag Bandana Headbands

Red, White & Blue Gradient Wig

Red, White & Blue Paper Fan Decor

American Flag Plastic Party Cups

Red, White & Blue Beachball – 12 Pack

Red, White & Blue Star Inflatable Pool Cup Holders – 3 Pack

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As a renter herself with a keen interest in Psychology, Madeline understands the emotional journey of apartment hunting and the joys of apartment living. This combined with her experience in the multifamily industry has given her some unique insights into the mind of both the renter and the property manager and has helped shape the content she creates and shares here everyday. In her spare time, Madeline can be found re-arranging her apartment, cuddling with her kitties, singing and dancing in the kitchen or whipping up a plant-based meal.

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