4th of July Events in Northern Virginia

Jun 13, 2024

Located just outside our nation’s capital, Northern Virginia is the perfect place to celebrate the 4th of July! This region captures the historical charm and patriotic feel of Washington DC without the busyness of the capital. From red, white, and blue fireworks displays and family-friendly parades to wine flight tastings and Independence Day trivia, Northern Virginia has a lineup of exciting events planned for this year’s holiday. It doesn’t get more patriotic than that!

Whether you live in McLean, Great Falls, Herndon, Fairfax, Alexandria, Vienna, or Reston, this blog is your ultimate guide to celebrating the 4th of July. Discover the top 10 must-attend events this year below!


Fourth of July Fireworks and Fireball Festival

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Time: 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Location: Shipgarten, 7581 Colshire Dr, McLean, VA 22102

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Features:

Prepare for an afternoon of family-friendly fun at Shipgarten’s Fourth of July Fireworks and Fireball Festival! Instead of waiting until the evening for fireworks, Shipgarten will host a spectacular fireworks show at 3 PM! Activities for all ages will be throughout the day to ensure everyone has a great time. From moon bounces and playground sets to outdoor games, photo booths, face painting, and crafts, your family having an exciting celebration is a given.

Kids can enjoy a live magic performance by Jake the Great, photo ops with Uncle Sam, and a water balloon toss. For the adults, there will be great beer and samples, delicious food, and live music to keep the party going. And no need to worry about leaving your dog at home—Shipgarten is dog-friendly and even has an off-leash park for your furry friend to make new pals!

Website: https://shipgarten.com/event/4th-of-july-kids-and-family-festival/


4th of July Hometown Celebration & Fireworks at Great Falls Village Centre

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Time: 8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Location: Great Falls Village Centre, 776 Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Features:

Join Great Falls for a full day of 4th of July festivities at their Hometown Celebration and Fireworks Display! The Village Centre will have tons of red, white, and blue, offering fun activities for the entire community. The day kicks off with the Little Patriots Parade at the Village Green. Be sure to secure a good spot at the Village Centre Loop for the main parade, featuring horses, antique cars, local organizations, fire trucks, and 4th of July excitement!

After the parades, gather at the Village Green for fun and delicious family food to continue the celebration. In the evening, head to Turner Farm for the fireworks and festivities show, complete with cornhole, inflatables, and food trucks! The fireworks show begins at sundown, so arrive early to tailgate and secure a prime viewing spot.

Website: https://celebrategreatfalls.org/4th-of-july


Herndon’s Hometown Celebration & Fireworks Show

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Time: 6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Location: Bready Park, 814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon, VA 20170

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Features:

Attend Herndon’s Hometown Celebration and Fireworks Show this 4th of July in Bready Park! This year’s event starts at 6:30 PM with exciting live music, bingo, and family games leading up to the fireworks display. The spectacular fireworks will be launched from the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, lighting the night sky! Bring a blanket and lawn chair for the comfiest seat and the best view in town.

Expect traffic delays and detours, so arrive early to enjoy all the festivities without missing a moment of this exciting event!

Website: https://www.herndon-va.gov/departments/recreation/special-events/4th-of-july


The City of Fairfax’s Independence Day Parade

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Time: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Location: Downtown Fairfax, 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Features:

Back in 1967, the City of Fairfax hosted its first Independence Day Parade and Fireworks show. Since then, the Delta Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority has made the parade the largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With marching bands, motorcycles, vintage fire engines, floats, clowns, and massive crowds, the City of Fairfax demonstrates why their 4th of July parade is the best in the area!

In previous years, the parade has featured a flying circus aerodrome, a hot air balloon race, and an Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day. Stay tuned to discover what surprises Fairfax has in store for this year’s iconic Independence Day Parade!

Website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/independence-day-celebration/parade


The City of Fairfax’s Independence Day Evening Show & Fireworks

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Time: 6:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

Location: Fairfax High School Stadium, 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Features:

The City of Fairfax celebrations don’t stop at the parade. Later in the evening, Fairfax will be hosting an Independence Day Evening Show and Fireworks display. From 8 PM to 8:30 PM, enjoy a lively performance by Ocho de Bastos, followed by welcomes and speeches. The talented Vienna-Falls Chorus, a performing and competing chorus for women of all ages will then sing the National Anthem.

More music from Ocho de Bastos will keep the excitement going before the fireworks display lights up the sky at 9:45 PM! The evening will conclude with a final performance by Ocho de Bastos.

Website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/independence-day-celebration/evening-show-fireworks


July 4th Wine Flight

Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Time: 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Location: Wine Junction Shop and Bar, 8100 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22102

Admission Fee: $18

Event Features:

Start your 4th of July celebrations early and stop by Wine Junction Shop and Bar for their July 4th Wine Flight. Each flight will include wines symbolizing our nation’s red, white, and blue colors!

For red, start with a Birichino Vin Gris Rosé 2022 (California, USA), a beautiful summer rosé with solid notes of strawberry and citrus. For white, enjoy a glass of Paumanok Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (NY, USA), a delicious white wine with delicate citrus and herbal notes. For blue, savor a glass of Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2021 (California, USA), a well-balanced red wine with dark red fruits and tobacco notes.

Ask for suggestions for food pairings to enjoy with your patriotic wine flight. Reserve your table at (757) 758-3131.

Website: https://winejunction.net/event/july-4th-wine-flight/


Liberty Tea Party Quiz

Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Green Spring Gardens and Horticultural Center, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria, VA 22312

Admission Fee: $40

Event Features:

How well do you know our nation’s early history? It’s time to put your knowledge to the test with a little Liberty Tea Party Quiz. Gather your competitive, history-buff friends and head to Green Springs Gardens and Horticultural Center for this year’s event! Raise a toast to our country’s independence over a cup of tea and a quiz covering topics ranging from history and notable figures to symbols and events.

The event will feature a traditional British afternoon tea in the Historic House, with finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones. Reserve your spot today to put your knowledge of our nation to the ultimate test!

Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/historic-house/liberty-tea-party-quiz/062924


Vienna’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

Date: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024

Time: 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Location: Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Dr. SW, Vienna, VA 22180

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Features:

Enjoy an evening of live music, entertainment, and fireworks at Vienna’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks! This event marks Vienna’s third annual Liberty Amendments Month, promising a spectacular experience for the whole family. The festivities kick off at 6 PM with a kids’ show, followed by a performance by a headlining band and the national anthem. Then, at 9:30 PM, the fireworks show will illuminate the night sky!

Local food trucks and the Vienna Little League concession stand will offer food and drinks for purchase. To make the evening comfortable for everyone, we recommend bringing lawn chairs and blankets for the best seating.

Website: https://www.viennava.gov/residents/concerts-and-events/fourth-of-july


McLean Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Time: 6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Location: Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Features:

Prepare for the McLean Independence Day Fireworks Celebration hosted by the McLean Community Center at Langley High School! This family-friendly event is free, from admission and onsite parking to satellite and shuttle buses! Enjoy music, announcements by a live DJ, and exciting giveaway opportunities throughout the night.

With food truck options that everyone will love, there’s no need to worry about dining. Cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display, lighting the sky in patriotic red, white, and blue shades. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Website: https://mcleancenter.org/events/mclean-community-fireworks-celebration/?occurrence=2024-06-29


Celebrate Great Falls: 4th of July Fireworks

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Time: 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Location: The Turner Farm, 925 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Features:

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with family-friendly festivities and fireworks? Gates open at 6 PM, with unlimited fun opportunities for the kids. From the climbing wall and inflatables to delicious food trucks, there are plenty of activities to keep your kids entertained while you have fun. At 6:30 PM, join in on the cornhole tournament for some friendly competition!

Once it gets dark around 9 PM, the city of Great Falls will kick off its fireworks display. Be sure to arrive early to celebrate in patriotic spirit and enjoy all the festivities that Great Falls has in store!

Website: https://celebrategreatfalls.org/4th-fireworks


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