July 4th is back with a bang! Celebrate with Loudoun County fireworks, patriotic flag waving parades and other activities throughout the holiday weekend.
Kick off your holiday early on June 30 at South Riding’s patriotic Star-Spangled Parade. Dress up your bike, wagon, stroller or car with Fourth of July inspired decorations and frills and join the parade individually or as part of a group as it winds through the urban neighborhood. Jazz group, Blue Styles Brass Band, leads the procession from Town Hall (43055 Center Street) at 5 p.m., turning right on Center Street and right on Upper Clubhouse, before ending at the SR Golf Course. Here, you can lay out a picnic blanket or chairs starting at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy music and food from multiple vendors. The night ends with a dramatic fireworks finale between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the July 4 holiday with some exercise, good food and even better beer at House 6 Brewing Co. Choose your challenge, then add a beer for the end. You can commit to the Red, White and Brew 5k and receive a choice between a sweat-band visor or a short sleeve t-shirt. If you’re not looking for a challenge before the holiday, you can still participate. The 1k Star and Stripes Fun Run and the Red, White and Brew Hot Dog Mile participants will also receive their own swag with a commemorative t-shirt.
Celebrate America at Lansdowne, July 2
Join Lansdowne Resort for a fourth of July celebration you do not want to miss! Book a last minute weekend package to enjoy an elegant overnight stay at the resort. Later in the evening, you can join the festivities on the lawn lined with food trucks, live music and a booming fireworks display. Find out how to book your stay here.
Middleburg Independence Day is back and better than ever. Enjoy activities this year on the new Town Hall Village Green. Stay tuned into the Town of Middleburg’s website for more details to come.
The Town of Purcellville is shutting down its roads for the annual Purcellville Independence Day Parade. Starting at 11 a.m., the parade ensemble will begin and end at Blue Ridge Middle School, making a loop around the historic downtown. You’re going to want to bring your best red, white and blue outfit for this. Find out more about the upcoming parade on Purcellville’s website.
Just a town over you can celebrate your patriotic pride at Leesburg’s colorful parade through the historic downtown. Starting at 10 a.m., the parade makes its way from Ida Lee Drive to Fairfax Drive, entertaining hundreds of flag-waving residents.
After the daytime parade in town, watch the night sky light up in red, white and blue at Ida Lee Park with live music from Kevin Mac & The Homies. Gates open at 6 p.m., which gives you enough time to lay out a blanket on the expansive lawn and enjoy the music, a picnic, hot dogs, burgers, funnel cake and ice cream before the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Choreographed to patriotic music, the Leesburg fireworks are billed as the largest and most spectacular in the region.
Franklin Park fireworks are underway again this year! Enjoy outdoor activities, food and beverages while patriotic music is played during the fireworks show. Before the big event, stop by the Franklin Park Performing Arts & Visual Arts Center between 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to embrace the patriotic spirit with face paintings, giant inflatables, glitter tattoos and more.
More 4th of July Happenings
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