July 4th events and fireworks. From Loudoun County to DC check out some of the best places to see fireworks! Have a safe and wonderful holiday!!!
Fairfax Salutes America | Independence Day Parade
10 AM to noon – rain or shine
Downtown Fairfax Historic District
Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day
4081 University Drive
Food, beverages, games
Evening Show & Fireworks
Fairfax High School, 7 PM to 10:30 PM | Fireworks Display – 9:30 PM
Lake Fairfax Fireworks Spectacular
July 4 from 7 AM – 10 PM. Bring a picnic to Lake Fairfax Park, or enjoy the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole located onsite with slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables and interactive play features, circled by a lazy river. Puppet shows 4 PM – 6 PM. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm; rain date July 5. / Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston; 703-471-5414;www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax; park admission free, regular admission fees for Water Mine water park.
Independence Day Celebration at Herndon Community Center
Friday, July 04, 2014 | Meet your friends and family at our 4th of July Celebration at Bready Park. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the live music. The whole family can enjoy the children’s arts & crafts, bingo and games, plus food may be purchased at the event. At dark, watch a spectacular fireworks display synchronized to music! Admission is free, so come out and enjoy the festivities! Activities begin at 6:30 PM, and fireworks at 9:30 PM. Parking is limited so skip the hassle and enjoy a walk to the celebration! Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon; 703-787-7300; www.herndon-va.gov; free.
Town of Vienna 4th of July Celebration
The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department invites you to enjoy food, games, rides, arts and crafts vendors, community booths, antique cars, music and so much more at the Vienna Community Center from 11 am to 4:30 pm. Fireworks will be help at Southside Park, 1315 Ross Drive SW, at 9:15 pm.
Lovettsville Community Center Independence Day Celebration – Thursday, July 3
The Lovettsville Community Center will conduct the annual Lovettsville Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 3! This is a real hometown, community celebration that has been a tradition here since 1976. Activities include a parade (6:00PM), pool party (6:45-8:30PM), and fireworks (around 9:15PM, weather permitting).
The parade route begins at the Lovettsville Community Park on Milltown Road and ends at the Lovettsville Elementary School on S. Loudoun Street. East Broad Way (between Milltown Road and S. Loudoun Street) and S. Loudoun Street will be closed for the parade.
Parking for this event will be at the Lovettsville Community Park across the street from the Community Center. Entrance is off of Milltown Rd.
This event is organized by the Lovettsville Community Center staff and advisory board members and volunteers. For more information, contact the Community Center at 540-822-5284 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go towww.loudoun.gov/lovettsvillecc.
Leesburg’s Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day Celebration
10:00am – Parade (please note that roads along parade route will close at 9:30am)
6:00pm – Concert at Ida Lee Park
9:30pm – Fireworks
(all events are scheduled rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, times may be adjusted. Please check website for updates).
The parade begins at Ida Lee Park, goes down King Street, and ends at Catoctin Circle. Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive N.W., Leesburg; 703-777-1368; www.idalee.org; free.
July 4, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Claude Moore Park
21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(All ages) Celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth of July with pony and wagon rides, music, crafts, nature exhibits, historic tours, old-time and family games, and a “Reptile Alive” show. Food and refreshments will be sold. Use Loudoun Park Lane entrance. Register in advance or pay on site (cash/check only).
July 4, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Middleburg Community Center
300 W. Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20118
(All ages) Start the celebration off with our 2nd Annual Children’s Parade. Decorate your bike, wagon, skateboard – or anything that rolls – for a parade through the neighborhood. Meet at Middleburg Library at 5:30 PM. Following the parade, enjoy corn hole, clowns, games, music, food, and fireworks at dusk.
July 4, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Franklin Park
17501 Franklin Park Drive
Purcellville, VA 20132
(All ages) Join us for an Independence Day celebration at Franklin Park! Enjoy food vendors, games for the kids, local music groups will play beginning at 6 PM, fireworks will be at dusk with live accompaniment by the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Call 540-338-7603 or 540-338-7973.
MANASSAS AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
Celebrate America in Manassas
Celebrate America this Independence Day with one of the largest fireworks displays in Northern Virginia! It’s an all-American party in Historic Downtown Manassas, sponsored by the City of Manassas and Historic Manassas, Inc.!
The party surrounds the Historic Downtown train depot, the Harris Pavilion and the Manassas Museum. There will be great rides for the kids starting at 3 p.m. The rest of the fun, including food concessions, novelty vendors and live entertainment will begin at 4 p.m.
Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come early to get the best seats on the Manassas Museum Lawn for the firework display at 9:15 PM!
Enjoy the sounds of the Nitehawks playing at 7 PM on the Manassas Museum Lawn. Visitor’s Center, 9431 West St., Manassas; 703-361-6599;www.visitmanassas.org; free.
National Independence Day Parade
Where: Constitution Avenue NW, 7th-17th Streets
When: July 4, 11:45am
Many national holidays get a parade in DC, and July 4th is no exception. Scores of spectators are expected to line the Constitution Avenue sidewalks to watch the procession celebrating Independence Day make its way from 7th to 17th Streets. Marching bands, floats, giant balloons, equestrian groups, drill teams, and military units will be among the pageantry. Stake out your spot along the route early, as this event attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers every year.
Independence Day Celebration on the Mall
Where: National Mall
When: July 4, all day (and evening)
After the parade (even earlier for some), the National Mall will begin filling up for a day of July 4th festivities — the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Junior Ranger activities, concerts, picnics, and more. And the grand finale of it all: At 9:10pm, the sky above will explode with color when the amazing iconic fireworks display.
A Capitol Fourth
Where: West Lawn on the Capitol
When: July 4, 8pm; gates open at 3pm
Down past the other end of the Mall, A Capitol Fourth, the annual Independence Day concert that airs live on PBS, will feature even more musical pageantry. Patti LaBelle is headlining the show, and there will also be appearances and performances by Frankie Valli, Phillip Phillips, Jordin Sparks, The Muppets, the National Symphony Orchestra and many more exciting acts. And Tom Bergeron of “Dancing with the Stars” is hosting once again. (KFDC tip: Enjoy the show with less crowds at the dress rehearsal on July 3 – same time and place!)
Arlington is a great place to see the D.C. fireworks without having to venture into the district. Try one of these secret spots:
The Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima) near the Rosslyn Metro station offers great views of the downtown fireworks display.
Gravelly Point has become one of the best destinations in Arlington from which to watch the fireworks. National Airport (Blue/Yellow Lines) is the closest stop. When you exit, make your way to the bike path and head north. If you drive, the main parking lot is only accessible if you are heading north on George Washington Parkway. Be mindful that there is limited parking in the lot across the Parkway if you are heading southbound, toward Alexandria.
Lady Bird Johnson Park is right across the river from the Washington Monument, allowing for great views of the night sky. The closest Metro stop is Arlington Cemetery on the Blue Line, but the George Washington Memorial Parkway provides direct access to the LBJ Grove parking areas.