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Your Guide to Fourth of July in Rosslyn

Find the best views, restaurants, and other tips to enjoy Independence Day 2023!

Where to watch

The National Mall firework display will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, starting at 9:09 p.m.

Marine Corps War Memorial/Netherlands Carillon

Bring a blanket and grab a spot on the sprawling lawn for direct views down the National Mall! Public restrooms are available here at the recently constructed comfort station. 

Key Bridge

Catch the show over the water between Rosslyn and Georgetown! Remember, this location is standing room only.

Amuse at Le Meridien Arlington

For dinner and a show, check out this Rosslyn restaurant offering simple yet elegant cuisine served on its magnificent, 4,800 square-foot outdoor terrace overlooking the Potomac River.

Top of the Town

Available for private events, you can visit this elegant reception and conference facility featuring dramatic and sweeping views across the Potomac River of Washington D.C.

How to get here

Public Transportation

Take the blue, orange, or silver line metro train to the Rosslyn Metro Station. The Metrobus and DC Circulator also make stops in our neighborhood! Find more information on public transportation WMATA holiday hours here

Biking and Walking

The Custis and Mount Vernon Trails run through Rosslyn and are a great way to catch some firework views on your way to/from the neighborhood. We have plenty of Capital Bikeshare locations nearby for easy access, too! 


Some roads in and around Rosslyn may be impacted by the holiday. Please check here for the latest road closure alerts related to Independence Day events in the area.

Where to eat

Want to grab a bite before the fireworks show? See below for a list of Rosslyn restaurants that will be open on Tuesday, July 4.

Please note hours of operation may be subject to change.

• &Pizza • Nando's
• Awbrey & Sons • Open Road
• Barley Mac • Panera Bread
• Bethesda Bagels • Potbelly
• Cava • Quinn's on the Corner
• Chipotle (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) • Saigon Noodles
• Compass Coffee • Salt
• Continental Pool Lounge • SEOULSPICE
• Foxtrot • South Block ('til 6 p.m.)
• Guajillo • Taco Rock
• Happy Eatery • Thai Select
• Inca Social • Toryumon
• McDonald's • Wiseguy Pizza
• Mele Bistro • Yuraku
 Featured Rosslyn Events

Rosslyn FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, October 30
at Central Place Plaza

Trail Tuesdays with Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail
Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, September 10

Rosslyn Cinema
Friday, June 7 - Friday, June 21
at Gateway Park