A Capitol 4th– Celebration on the National Mall:
No Parking Restrictions 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Streets Closed from approximately 7 a.m. until approximately 11 p.m.
Streets Closed from approximately 11:15 a.m. until approximately 11 p.m.
14th Street from Independence Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
3rd Street from Maryland Avenue SW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Streets Closed from approximately 11:15 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. (for the Parade)
9th Street Tunnel from Pennsylvania Avenue to the SE/SW Freeway
12th Street Tunnel from the SE/SW Freeway to Pennsylvania Avenue
Motorists should be advised that the 14th Street Bridge and the Roosevelt Bridge will remain open throughout the day.
Motorists are reminded that there is no parking or stopping on the bridges. Any vehicles that stop on the bridge will be immediately ticketed and towed.
Recommended Alternative Routes
July 4th Parade
On Friday, July 4, 2014, the July 4th Parade will take place from 11:45 am until 2:00 pm.
The streets along the following route will be closed from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.
46th Annual Palisades July 4th Parade:
The parade begins at Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard NW., and proceeds Northwest on MacArthur, left on Edmunds Place, left on Sherrier Place, and a right into the Palisades Recreation Center. Road closures begin at 12:00 pm and conclude at approximately 1:30 pm.
MacArthur Boulevard will be closed from Reservoir Road to Arizona Ave. for this event. There will be rolling street closures during this event.
Capitol Hill July 4thParade:
The annual parade on Capitol Hill will form at 8th & I Streets, SE at 8:00 am. The parade will begin at 10:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. The parade will precede north on 8th Street, and west on D Street, SE. to the park at 7th and D Street, SE where it will disband. There will be rolling street closures during this event.
Due to the extremely heavy pedestrian crowds associated with these events, motorists are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when traveling in these areas. In addition, those wishing to attend these events are encouraged to use public transportation.