The Official 4th of July D.C. Party Guide!

by ARIELLE KRIEGER · July 2, 2010

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We all know D.C. knows how to party, but this 4th of July weekend will be epic. D.C.ers will be celebrating our nation's independence day in true form: BBQs, pool parties, and even a mechanical bull. You can't get much more patriotic than that. As always, check our calendar for even more events for your stars and stripes filled weekend.Friday, July 2nd

11th Annual Midtown Liberty Bar Tour When: Fri, July 2,5:00 pm - 12:00 pm Where: Start at Mackey's Pub 5-10 pm, 18th & L St NW Why: Crawl until you fall, hop until you drop... or until it's time for the after-party.

DURKL & Palace 5ive Present: Bang It Out When: Fri, July 2,7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: Palace 5ive, 2216 14th St NW Why: First our Daily Style Phile Phavorites threw a Memorial Day party, now it's time for their 4th of July bash. They're just so patriotic!

I Love the 90's: Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival When: Fri, July 2,8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA Why: If you're resting up your liver for the rest of the weekend, relax outside with Home Alone 2.

Saturday, July 3rd

Corcoran Gallery of Art Free Summer Saturdays When: Sat, July 3,11:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: 500 Seventeenth Street NW Why: Get a little cultural this weekend with Chuck Close

BYT Summer Camp: Cowboy Camp When: Sat, July 3,12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Where: Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St SW Why: Get crazy with BYT at their cowboy camp and ride the mechanical bull... giddy up!

Dance With The Devil At Eden Rooftop When: Sat, July 3,11:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Eden, 1716 I Street NW Why: Remember that wild spring break in Acapulco? Yep, that devil will be here in D.C.

Sunday, July 4th

National 4th of July Parade When: Sun, July 4,11:45 am - 3:00 pm Where: Constitution Avenue, 7th to 17th Streets, NW Why: We're in our nation's capital...it just seems apropos to go

The Uncle Sam Jam 2010 When: Sun, July 4,3:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: 800 Water Street SW Why: Rock out for America's birthday

Boom With A View at the W Hotel When: Sun, July 4,6:00 pm - 3:00 am Where: W Hotel DC, 515 15th Street, NW Why: Party hard with fireworks, Adrian Grenier, and the best view of D.C.