Independence Day

CANCELLATION advisory    

The 2020 Independence Day Celebration has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.


Rockville's Independence Day Celebration is celebrating its fifth year at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. This location offers wonderful spectator viewing, and ample and convenient parking. View site map. 

Event Date

Saturday, July 4, 2020
 7 - 10 p.m.

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park
1800 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD 20850


Free parking is available in lots along Shady Grove, and Gaither Roads as well as on Piccard Drive. These lots are conveniently located near the event site. There is no parking available in the King Farm neighborhood.

Please use main roads such at Route 355, Gude Drive, and Shady Grove Road to access these parking lots. There will be ample signage directing people to public parking.


  • No barbecuing or open flames allowed at the event site.
  • Recycle and trash bins are located throughout the event.
  • Lost children should be taken to the first aid tent located along Piccard Dr.
  • Drones are prohibited at the event site.
  • Bring a blanket or chairs for great viewing from the park.
Still have questions? Contact: 

Special Events

Weather Updates
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Event Schedule

7 p.m.Live Music by As If!
9 p.m.Mayor and Council Greeting
9:10 p.m.National Anthem
9:15 p.m.Fireworks Display

Park Closures

Portions of Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park will close for the event. Closures for 2020 will be announced in June. 

Food and Beverage

Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own food and beverage. Please note that there is no barbecuing or open flames allowed on the event site.