Monday, June 30, 2014

Fireworks stand up at 14th and Newton (and already hearing some around)

The 4th of July is almost upon us, and in my opinion Columbia Heights is the best place to be -- if you find a good spot you can see the main fireworks display on the Mall and tons of people in the area shoot of their own DIY fireworks too in every direction -- I've heard it described as Baghdad 1991 for the sheer density of explosions in the sky all over the place.

If you want to buy some fireworks, get yourself to 14th and Newton, where there's a legal stand. They don't sell any that shoot into the air and explode (or the tanks that drive around and shoot sparks, which I like) but do sell lots that spray colored sparks in the air and make noise, plus fun, tamer stuff like sparklers.

DCRA usually posts a list of all the legal fireworks stands in the city, and when they do, I'll post that too.

In the meantime, have fun, and be safe. I already heard some folks shooting off fireworks this past weekend.

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