July 4th is just over a week away! It’s a time to celebrate our great country with some of our favorite traditions - barbecues, parades, picnics, and, of course, fireworks. For me, the best July 4th celebrations are in America’s small towns. Watching a community gather on a summer day to share food, listen to music out on the lawn, and “ooh” and “ah” over the fireworks at the end of the day – it all reinforces a sense of pride in our country. So grab a plate, pull up a chair or throw down a blanket on the lawn, and experience for yourself a small town celebration here in Loudoun.
Wednesday, July 3rd
Lovettsville Independence Day Celebration The Town of Lovettsville kicks off their day-before Independence Day celebration with a hometown parade followed by a day full of family activities, live music, concessions, a pool party, and a performance by the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers. Fireworks launch at dusk from the Lovettsville Community Center.
Thursday, July 4th
Leesburg's Independence Day Celebration Leesburg begins their celebration with a hometown parade through the historic downtown area followed by “Celebration in the Park” featuring live music, food vendors, and a fireworks display over the park.
Independence Day at The Marshall House After the Town of Leesburg’s parade, The Marshall House will host an old fashioned ice cream social with music, free first floor tours of the house, and games for the children.
Middleburg's Independence Day Celebration Beginning at 6pm, the park at the Middleburg Community Center will fill with people enjoying live music, games, contests, food, and a magnificent fireworks display at dusk.
Ol' Time 4th of July Celebration Claude Moore Park hosts an Ol’ Time 4th of July Celebration in their Lanesville Heritage Area. The event features pony and wagon rides, music, crafts, games, concessions, and more.
Pride of Purcellville's 4th of July Parade This 4th of July Fireman’s Parade travels through the town of Purcellville and this year will be followed by the town’s first annual Soap Box Derby.
Independence Day at Franklin Park Franklin Park continues the celebration in Purcellville with evening festivities including live music, food, and a fireworks display accompanied by the Loudoun Symphonic Winds.
Saturday, July 6th
Lansdowne Celebrates America Continue your Independence Day celebrations into the weekend with an outdoor BBQ, live music, and fireworks display at Lansdowne Resort.