Fireworks on the Mall
Here’s the standard info on the scheduled fireworks display on the Mall in D.C. for 2009.
- 9:10 p.m. – 9:27 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2009
- The optimum viewing areas for the fireworks will be at a distance from the launch site (Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool). These areas include:
National Mall between 14th Street and 3rd Street
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The White House Ellipse
West Potomac Park
East Potomac Park
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
George Washington Memorial Parkway across the Potomac River in Virginia.
- If you view the fireworks near the launch site (Reflecting Pool) during the fireworks display:
Consider wearing eye protection and ear plugs.
Do not enter the fenced safety zones around the launch site.
Following the fireworks, do not walk along Independence Avenue, SW between Daniel Chester French Drive, SW and 17th Street, SW, until safety teams clear the area of potentially harmful fireworks debris.
Arrive early in the day to claim your viewing spot and avoid the last minute rush!