Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kenwood Club fireworks 2016 this Thursday night


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The best fireworks display in the D.C. area will once again be held by the Kenwood Golf and Country Club on River Road in Bethesda tomorrow night, Thursday, June 30, 2016 after dark (usually around 9:15 PM or thereafter, but it wouldn't hurt to be ready as early as 8:45, even though they've never gone off that soon). As always, the club and the event are private and not open to the general public. But for those who live nearby or in a high-rise facing the club's direction, or who scout out a nearby parking lot, one can still enjoy the spectacle for free.

Smart residents know the drill: Plan a backyard party modest or grand, and then gain the cachet of The Great Gatsby himself when an expensive fireworks display suddenly erupts in the sky above, and caps off the evening.

Savvy Bethesdans (a.k.a. readers of this blog) who aren't part of the landed class can still partake of the fireworks - if they know where to go. The smart spot is in the church parking lot across River Road from the club, where those-in-the-know converge on foot or by car.

I haven't bothered to go into D.C. or out to Rockville for fireworks since Kenwood began their fireworks displays over a decade ago. The Kenwood display is superior, and gets better each year.

Impress your friends, avoid getting your pocket picked or purse snatched downtown, and take in the best fireworks in the D.C. area. Gracious toast and "I'm Gatsby" line are optional.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's build more high-rises in Westbard, so that all will get a great view of these fireworks!

Anonymous said...

No Bethesdian who reads this blog is savvy Dyer. They're just birdbrained and brainwashed idiots who have horrible policy ideas because of you. #DyerSucks #SMDRobert

Anonymous said...

A nice little article about fireworks.
It gets harder each year to find those little niches to watch fireworks. When you find them, they're gold.

Anonymous said...

"avoid getting your pocket picked or purse snatched downtown" - you clearly haven't been downtown in a very long time.

Anonymous said...

Bethesdan

Anonymous said...

Westbard is the Valley of Ashes

Anonymous said...

The intolerant ones are you. You are negative and miserable all the time.
Why do you choose to be that way? No matter, it's your life to bollix.

Anonymous said...

"Bollix"? What foreign country are you from?

Anonymous said...

"I'm Gasbag!" says Dyer as he toasts with the Long Island Iced Tea that he just stole from the lady at the next table.

Anonymous said...

When are Columbia CC fireworks?

Anonymous said...

American, born and bred.
Bollix. It means to bungle.Screw up.
We'll try a new word tomorrow. K?

Anonymous said...

Columbia's are tonight

Anonymous said...

Is there a window in Mommy's basement that will allow you to see them Robbie?

Robert Dyer said...

7:00: You clearly haven't examined a Metro crime report in a very long time.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Robert, great info! Kenwood CC fireworks, also Columbia CC and Chevy Chase CC (I think it's Chevy Chase CC fireworks tonight)...all great fireworks!

Anonymous said...

7:56: Not to confuse your tiny brain but put your tin foil hat on and listen to "Never Mind the Bullocks". (Look it up.) Maybe you'll get it but I doubt it. Now take your meds and watch some fireworks, K?

Anonymous said...

4:50 PM - Sex Pistols. England. Foreign country*. That word is not used on this side of the Atlantic.

*Soon to be moribund thanks to Brexit.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Let's not use any words that come from the other side of the Atlantic!
Wait...I can't use "word" or "Atlantic" or "other" or
Damn..bollix it is.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said @ 5:54 AM

This comment is off-topic and will be deleted.

Anonymous said...

6:31AM You are off-topic and should be deleted.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with you people attacking someone for providing helpful information? The fireworks at Kenwood are awesome and I appreciate you passing along the date!

Anonymous said...

Fuck these people and their noise on a Thursday night. I'm trying to work and it sounds like ISIS is firing mortars.

Anonymous said...

"Fuck these people and their noise ..." Well said - I agree completely.

Bethesda resident

Anonymous said...

To the person who mentioned building high-rises in Westbard..... no one living here wants the suburb turned into a city. Development is inevitable, but that certainly won't help most people enjoy fireworks, or the night sky in general for that matter. People are able to see the fireworks exactly because the skyline is NOT covered in high-rise buildings.
With an open skyline even people who cannot afford housing in Bethesda can come and enjoy the fireworks from grassy hills or many of the sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

I love fireworks for the 4th. They celebrate the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted and this country officially began. I can give up a little Thursday night quiet for that.