National Independence Day Parade 2024



07/04/2024 11:45 am - 2:00 pm




Constitution Avenue NW (From 7th to 17th Streets NW)

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America’s National Independence Day Parade takes place annually on July 4th at 11:45 am in Washington, D.C., on Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street before a street audience of hundreds of thousands of spectators.

The Parade consists of invited bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military and specialty units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams, VIP’s, national dignitaries, and celebrity participants. The Parade is a major national event which seeks to draw the attention of Americans to the real meaning for the holiday. It is a patriotic, flag-waving, red white and blue celebration of America’s birthday!

The Parade is co-hosted by the National Park Service and produced by Diversified Events, which is under contract to the National Park Service.

You can also watch a full and uninterrupted recording of the parade on YouTube. The recording will be available shortly after the completion of the parade.

  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Starting at the corner of Constitution Ave NW and 7th St NW, and ending at Constitution Ave NW and 17th St NW.
  • Seating: Limited seating is available on the steps of the National Archives Building.
  • Nearest Metro Station(s): Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow lines) and Federal Triangle (Orange/Silver/Blues lines).

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