WASHINGTON -- While there are many Fourth of July events in Washington, D.C. scheduled for Thursday, not everyone wants to fight crowds on the National Mall for a good view of the fireworks.
Happily, there are plenty of places in the D.C. suburbs to see fireworks, both those launched from near the Reflecting Pool and nearby cities and towns.
Click through the slideshows for 10 fireworks displays near D.C.:
Others are illegal, and individuals found in possession of, or using, illegal fireworks can face fines, penalties and/or arrest.
In general, any fireworks or firecrackers that explode -- such as cherry bombs, roman candles, or floral shells -- are illegal.
Check out this roundup of places to get a bite on July 4th!:
And here's a look back at July 4, 2012: