Virtual 4th of July Celebrations
This Independence Day is certainly different for all of us, but there are still many ways to celebrate 4th of July with your family. We’ve gathered a list of several incredible virtual 4th of July celebrations happening that the kids are sure to enjoy. Many of these events are taking place from historical locations, and some will feature star-studded casts singing and celebrating the birth of America, while honoring our front line heroes. We’re constantly updating, but do click through to each source to confirm times in case of any last minute changes.
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 9 am-11:30 pm CST
*VIRTUAL* EVENT: USS Constitution Facebook Live
The USS Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” is inviting us all “aboard” for a virtual celebration. As the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel that is still afloat, this is sure to interest kids and adults both! The USS Constitution is a Boston-based ship and they will go live in 2020 with this full day of virtual tours plus a 21-gun salute!
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 10 am-4 pm CST
*VIRTUAL* EVENT: July 4 at the National Archives
The National Archives is providing their usual annual July 4 celebration in a virtual format this year. The event includes discussions between revolutionary figures and actors, discussing all aspects of the roles they played as history unfolded. This will also include the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence, hosted by Soledad O’Brien.
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 3 pm CST
*VIRTUAL* EVENT: Tribute to the American Spirit
Washington Performing Arts and National Harbor are streaming this Independence Day. concert. Enjoy the U.S. Air Force Band, Larisa Martinez, Joshua Bell & Soloman Howard. Plus Washington, D.C.’s Aaron Gilchrist, morning anchor on NBC4, will serve as the host for the celebration.
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 7-9 pm CST
*VIRTUAL* EVENT: A Capitol Fourth concert and fireworks
While they can’t be together for the national tradition that normally takes place on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, for the 40th anniversary, they are going virtual! A Capitol Fourth is providing taped performances from iconic locations across the United States, including DC, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and Philadelphia, plus they will include some incredible highlights from prior years. Enoy the talents of The Temptations, Patti LaBelle, Trace Adkins, John Fogerty, Renée Fleming, Andy Grammar, Brantley Gilbert, Yolanda Adams, Lauren Alaina, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Mandy Gonzalez, and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. There will also be iconic performances shared again from prior concerts. The program also will include a tribute by John Stamos to our beloved first responders, professional in healthcare, grocery workers and of course our US truck drivers, as well as scientists and mail carriers, all who are taking care of us on the frontlines of the COVID crisis. Enjoy a production that will be honoring the contributions of African American heroes past and present along with a salute to our wounded warriors and their families that have sacrificed for us all. The fireworks display over the DC skyline will be covered live with multiple cameras positioned all around the city.
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 7-9 pm CST
*VIRTUAL* EVENT: Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Macy’s 44th Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza goes virtual for 2020! You don’t want to miss this presentation, Saturday, July 4th. It will be broadcast on TV and will include “a spectacular display choreographed to an epic musical score” of patriotic and pop music. It also will include a tribute to America’s incredible front-line workers. The fireworks display and event will be broadcast live on NBC 7-9 pm CST
Saturday, July 11, 2020
*VIRTUAL* EVENT: Alexandria & USA Birthday Celebration
The City of Alexandria, VA will be celebrating the USA and its own birthdays each year one week after DC’s Independence Day celebrations on July 4th. This year, the event is on July 11 and will be 5-9 pm CST, celebrating Alexandria’s 271st and the USA’s 244th birthday. This virtual party will include to-be-announced online activities.
For other ways to celebrate Independence Day go here.