Fairfax City parade The annual parade loops around downtown Fairfax along Chain Bridge Road, Main Street, University Drive and Armstrong Street. 10 a.m. Old Town Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.
Leesburg parade and celebration The parade steps off from Ida Lee Park at 10 a.m. and travels down King Street to Fairfax Street in downtown Leesburg. The celebration continues at 6 p.m. with a food court, music and a fireworks display 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 from 6-8 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. 703-471-5415. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax/fireworks.htm. Free.
Fairfax City Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day Watch fire companies compete using firefighting techniques and emergency equipment. Food, beverages and games available. 12:30-5 p.m. Fairfax Fire Station 3, 4081 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.
Manassas festival and fireworks Food vendors, rides for kids and live music by Nashville singer-songwriter Matt Enik. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch fireworks from the lawn of the Manassas Museum. 3-10 p.m. Old Town Manassas, Center Street, Manassas. 703-361-6599. www.visitmanassas.org. Free.
Purcellville celebration Performances by the International Youth Orchestra, Drymill Road and Mink, and fireworks with live accompaniment by the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks about 9:20 p.m. Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr. Purcellville. 547-338-7603. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. $5 per car.
Herndon celebration and fireworks Festivities begin with children’s crafts, bingo and music, followed by fireworks at dark. 6:30 p.m. Bready Park, adjacent to Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. 703-435-6800. www.herndon-va.gov. Free.
Fairfax City concert and fireworks Listen to music from the '50s to today’s hits by the nine-piece band GrooveLine and the City of Fairfax Band. A fireworks display will follow with a finale performance by GrooveLine. 7-10:30 pm. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.
Falls Church celebration A concert by Beatles cover band the Apple Core, followed by fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Bring blankets to sit on. 7 p.m. George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-248-5077. www.fallschurchva.gov/concerts. Free.
McLean celebration McLean Community Center’s Independence Day celebration features music by DJ L.A. Express and a fireworks display. Food and glow items available. 8 p.m. Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-790-0123. www.mcleancenter.org. Free.
— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports