Correction: An earlier version of this listing gave the incorrect location for the Vienna July 4 celebration. It will be in George C. Yeonas Park, not the Vienna Town Green. This version has been corrected.


A military reenactment is staged last year at Mount Vernon during its Independence Day celebrations. This year’s events feature more reenactments, as well as fireworks, games and dancing. (Buddy Secor)
THU 30

Concerts in the Park Cover band Bad Hair Day performs. The series continues through Aug. 4. If it rains, the concert will be at the Falls Church Community Center. 7 p.m. Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-248-5077. www.fallschurchva.gov. Free.

FRI 01

Stars & Stripes BMX Nationals Motocross bikers compete in the three-day competition. Friday at 9:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, NOVA BMX Track, 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge. 703-674-9285. usabmx.com. Parking $10.

National Symphony Orchestra Led by conductor Emil de Cou, the orchestra presents “America the Beautiful,” a program featuring works by U.S. composers, to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org. $20-$58.

SAT 02

BBQ Throwdown A food truck festival featuring more than 30 trucks, live music and children’s activities. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas. 202-768-6676. www.vastreats.com. Free.

Fireworks at the Workhouse Before the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m., artists will be in their galleries, food trucks will be on site, and entertainment will include a Highlands dance demonstration and a concert featuring Peter Mawanga & the Amaravi Movement. 5-9:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. ­703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Parking $10.

Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon An evening of dancing, ice cream making, boccie ball, performances by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and the National Concert Band, and fireworks. The celebration continues Monday with military reenactments and daytime fireworks. Saturday 6-9:45 p.m. Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org. Saturday: $30, ages 6-11 $20, 5 and younger free. Monday: $20, 6-11 $10, 5 and younger free.

Mary Chapin Carpenter The singer-songwriter performs songs from her latest album, “The Things That We Are Made Of.” With the Milk Carton Kids. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872. www.wolftrap.org. $25-$50.

SUN 03

The Sweater Set The summer concert series at Lubber Run Amphitheater continues with the folk duo of Sara Curtin and Maureen Andary. 6 p.m. Through Sept. 18. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and Second Street North, Arlington. 703-228-1850. www.arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Bluemont concert series An outdoor bluegrass concert by Circa Blue. 7 p.m. Through July 31. Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg. ­540-955-8186. www.bluemont.org. $5, seniors $4, age 11 and younger $2.

MON 04

Fairfax City parade, festival and fireworks The 50th annual celebration includes a parade through Fairfax Historic District, a superhero festival, concerts at Fairfax High School beginning at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 10 a.m. Old Town Fairfax, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. www.fairfaxva.gov. Free.

Reston celebration Water Mine water park opens at 10 a.m. Live music and vendors 4-8 p.m., followed by fireworks. Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. 703-471-5415. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Free.

Leesburg Independence Day parade and celebration The parade starts at 10 a.m. and travels down King Street to Fairfax Street in downtown Leesburg. An evening celebration begins at 6 p.m. with a food court and music by cover band Blue Label. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg. 703-777-1368. www.idalee.org. Free.

Purcellville celebration and fireworks Performances by local bands and fireworks with live accompaniment by the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Gates open at 2 p.m., performances begin at 4 p.m. Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. www.franklinparkartscenter.org. Parking $10.

Celebrate America Children’s rides, an apple pie baking contest, a watermelon-eating contest, a bicycle-decorating contest and food vendors. 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.

Vienna celebration A chili-dog-eating contest, a performance by Old Bay Circus Company, live music by Fat Chance and fireworks. Celebration starts at 4 p.m., fireworks at 9:30. George C. Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Dr. SW, Vienna. 703-255-6330. www.viennava.gov. Free.

TUE 05

Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Cabaret Series Erin Driscoll presents “Arias and Attitude.” The series continues through July 22 . 8 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. www.signature-theatre.org. $35.

“Not a Box” exhibit Artists transform spaces in the gallery with installations. Juried by Alex Paik. Opens Tuesday and continues through July 31. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. www.theartleague.org. Free.

WED 06

Herndon Town Calendar Photography Exhibit The sixth annual exhibit showcases photographs of life in Herndon. Exhibit finalists were selected from competition entries selected by jurors Les Zidel and Alexa Mamatos. Winning photographs will be used for the 2017 calendar. Visitors to the gallery vote for the People’s Choice award winner. The winners will be announced during an awards reception July 9. Through July 10. ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590. www.artspaceherndon.org. Free.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane from staff reports