Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Kenwood Club fireworks 2016 this Thursday night
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.