Park Service: Trump's 4th of July event to be 'biggest fireworks show that DC has seen'

The “Salute to America” event in Washington, D.C., on July 4 is set to have the largest and longest fireworks display the capital city has ever seen, officials said. 

Following President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE’s speech from the Lincoln Memorial and flyover from military jets, the fireworks display has been bulked out thanks to donations from two major firework distributors, according to the Washington Examiner.


“We’re gearing up for what I think we can safely say without hyperbole is going to be the biggest fireworks show that D.C. has seen,” Mike Litterst, spokesman for the National Park Service’s Washington sites, told the news outlet.

The Interior Department told the Examiner that firework donations were made by Phantom Fireworks and Fireworks by Grucci and will add a second display to follow the 20-minute firework show from Garden State Fireworks.

Litterst said the donations will make the upcoming firework celebration considerably larger than the Bicentennial celebration held on July 4, 1976.

“This is going to eclipse that tremendously,” he said.

In accommodation for Trump’s Fourth of July event, the Interior Department is planning on expanding the public’s access to the National Mall.

“We are expanding access to great areas of the National Mall that have been closed for years. We received an extraordinary donation for a phenomenal fireworks display, and our colleagues from the Department of Defense will be providing a one-of-a-kind music and air power experience,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told the news outlet.

Trump’s participation in the Fourth of July festivities typical for Washington drew ire from some critics, who argued that Trump is making the event about himself and driving up the costs.

The expected increase in public attendance pushed the park service to move the firework launch from the reflection pool area to West Potomac Park.