Celebrate the 4th of July with National Harbor

Celebrating the holiday weekend with National Harbor!

Not only are we celebrating America’s birthday this week National Harbor and The Capital Wheel have launched their Welcome Back and STARTS initiative.  STARTS stands for the expanded actions that National Harbor is taking in light of COVID-19—Sanitizing, Touchpoints, Advanced technology, Reinforced social distancing, Teaching & educating, and Security. The goal is to make our guests feel confident while enjoying beautiful National Harbor.

Please note National Harbor will NOT be having a fireworks show.

Celebrating the 4th of July from the comfort of your own home?


Our friends at McCormick & Schmicks think the 4th of July calls for a seafood boil! Celebrate the holiday weekend with their seafood boils to-go starting at $25! Pre-order today.


Celebrate Independence Day with a musical performance from the comforts of home! National Harbor has partnered with The U.S. Air Force Band and Washington Performing Arts for a livestreaming concert featuring artists Joshua Bell, Soloman Howard and Larisa Martinez. Visit NationalHarbor.com/July4 to watch A Tribute to the American Spirit Virtual Concert July 4th at 4pm

Want to celebrate at National Harbor?


Get your shopping on this holiday weekend at National Harbor! Partake in this outdoor shopping experience at A Beautiful Closet, ZAAF, Brackish Waters, BrookieGirl and more. Don’t forget to grab some sweets from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen or edible cookie dough from the Dough Jar! National Harbor’s Sidewalk Sale July 3rd | 1 – 6 pm

Or head up to Tanger Outlets and go on a full out spree! After all we are celebrating America’s birthday! Enjoy super savings. Bring a friend, enjoy the outdoors, and score star studded deals! Shop July 3rd-6th from 11-7.

Family Fun

The Capital Wheel and Carousel are Now Open! Soar above the Potomac River on The Capital Wheel daily from 10am – 8pm or take a spin on the Carousel from Noon – 8pm. Tickets are available for online purchase only so be sure to order yours today. The Capital Wheel has implemented extensive safety measures including the use of electrostatic germicidal pre-treatment, ultraviolet light treatment for touch screens, thorough disinfecting of gondolas after each use, masks are required, social distancing and more. The full list of safety measures is available here.

Take a swing at Topgolf National Harbor! Topgolf is currently offering free reservations and half priced Tuesdays! Guests are required to wear a facemask at Topgolf National Harbor upon entry to the venue until you get to your table or bay, and while moving throughout the venue. When in your bay at a safe social distance from other guests who are not in your group, you are not required to wear a mask – this includes while eating, drinking or hitting. Masks are not required for children under the age of 9 or those with underlying health conditions. Please go here for more information for how they are keeping you safe.

Salute the first commander in chief during Mount Vernon’s annual Independence Day event! There will be additional safety measures in place when you visit and the interior of the mansion is not open.

Get out on the Potomac River

National Harbor Marina is the perfect way to cool off from the July heat!

Kick up the speed and learn some history with Monumental Boat Tours.

Take the Water Taxi and explore!

Enjoy a waterfront patio

National Harbor has some of the BEST food and drinks in the DMV. Skip the cookout, let our chefs take care of you this weekend.

Test your luck 

MGM National Harbor – luxury resort and casino is ready to welcome you back! Head to your favorite table, sit back, and win big! MGM National Harbor is open with enhanced protocols for guest and employee health and safety through their Seven-Point Safety Plan. Additionally, MGM has improved the guest experience with technological enhancements. While they are eager to welcome you back, please be aware that occupancy restrictions will be in place to maintain a safe environment.Masks are required for all guests inside public spaces at all MGM Resorts properties across the United States.


However you choose to enjoy this holiday weekend we hope you are happy and healthy! Happy 4th of July!