Fourth of July, Northern Virginia


Independence Day with George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon includes costumed reenactors, military demonstrations, a naturalization ceremony and daytime fireworks. (Jon Humiston)
July 2
Fourth of July

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon The Fourth of July celebration includes daytime fireworks, music, a naturalization ceremony, military reenactments and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org. $17, children 6-11 $8, children 5 and younger free.

Fairfax City parade The annual parade featuring high school marching bands, parade balloons and horses will loop around downtown Fairfax along Chain Bridge Road, Main Street, University Drive and Armstrong Street. 10 a.m. Old Town Fairfax, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.

Leesburg parade and celebration The parade steps off at 10 a.m. and travels down King Street to Fairfax Street in downtown Leesburg. An evening celebration begins at 6 with a food court and music by ’80s cover band the Breakfast Club. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. 703-777-1368. www.idalee.org. Free.

Reston celebration The Lake Fairfax Park grounds open at 7 a.m., with the Water Mine open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and the carousel and marina open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. A puppet show will be presented 4-6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. 703-471-5415. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Free.

Vienna celebration Live music by the Vienna Community Band and Jimmy Buffett tribute band B2B, a pet parade, the Old Bay Circus Show, food, drinks, games and rides, arts and crafts vendors and a chili cook-off. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-255-6360. www.viennava.gov. Free.

Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day Watch fire companies compete using firefighting and emergency techniques and equipment. Food, beverages and games. 12:30-3 p.m. Fairfax Fire Station 3, 4081 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.

Celebrate America! in Manassas Live music, an apple-pie-baking contest, a watermelon-eating contest, a children’s bike rodeo, rides for kids and food vendors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch fireworks from the lawn of the Manassas Museum. 4-10 p.m. Center Street, Manassas. 703-361-6599. www.visitmanassas.org. Free.

Purcellville celebration and fireworks Performances by local bands and fireworks with live accompaniment by the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Gates open at 6 p.m., fireworks about 9:20 p.m. Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. 540-338-7603. www.franklinparkartscenter.org . $5 per vehicle.

Fairfax City concert and fireworks Dance to the rock-and-roll music of Leggz. The City of Fairfax Band will perform the “1812 Overture” to kick off a fireworks display, and Leggz will follow with a finale. 7 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.

Falls Church celebration A concert by Motown band the Original Moonlighters, followed by fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Bring blankets for seating. 7 p.m. George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-248-5178. www.fallschurchva.gov/
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Vienna fireworks Seating available at Yeonas Park. Fat Chance will provide a pre-show concert at 7 p.m. Seating areas open at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Southside Park, 1315 Ross Dr. SW, Vienna. 703-255-7840. www.viennava.gov.Free.

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