fireworks copyThere’s no better place to explore authentic American places than Loudoun, Virginia. And there’s no better time to do so than over Fourth of July weekend, America’s Independence Day! We’ve compiled all the events happening around the county here, and even included a handy “Fireworks Finder” with maps at the end for easy reference. Who doesn’t love fireworks? Have a happy and safe holiday!

Saturday, July 3

Lovettsville Independence Day Celebration Celebrate Independence Day one day early! A hometown parade kicks off the event, followed by family activities including pony rides, games, face painting, and more. Enjoy music and concessions all evening, and a fabulous fireworks display. 5:30-10pm Lovettsville Community Center 57 E Broad Wy Lovettsville, VA 20180 540-822-5284 www.lovettsvilleva.gov FREE!

Live Music and Fireworks on the Terraces It’s a night to remember, under the stars on our outdoor terraces with music filling the air and the sounds of sizzling grills. Live music by The Backseat Betties, who specialize in rock, pop, and punk music. Take Pat Benetar, Guns and Roses, and Avril Lavigne and mix them all together! Freshly prepared food and picnic basket snacks will also be available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Fireworks follow the show. 7-10pm Lansdowne Resort 44050 Woodridge Pkwy Lansdowne, VA 20176 877-509-8400 www.lansdownesensations.com FREE; Food and drink available for purchase

Annual Independence Day Celebration Celebrate the Fourth in Hillsboro. Enjoy live music from Hewn from the Mountain and a performance by the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers. Our celebration will include fun activities for kids including face-painting, a moon bounce, sack races, and games where they'll have a chance to win prizes. Free ice cream will also be served. Top off the evening with a brilliant fireworks show (with both aerial and ground displays)! BBQ chicken dinner and other food available for purchase. 6pm Hillsboro Old Stone School 37098 Charles Town Pk Hillsboro, VA 20132 www.hillsborova.org/events.htm FREE; donations accepted

Fireworks Display Party Enjoy a pool party, festival celebration, live entertainment, and more at Sterling Golf Park’s Independence Day celebration. Pool open to public 1-8pm; Festival celebration 4-9pm; Entertainment 7:30-9:15pm; Fireworks 9:15pm Sterling Golf Club 333 South Sterling Blvd Sterling, VA 20164-3222 703-430-1400 www.sterlinggolfclub.com

Sunday, July 4

Independence Day Celebration at Franklin Park Celebrate the July 4th holiday with Franklin Park's incredible fireworks display. Enjoy a family-friendly night out with great music, delicious food, and entertainment. 6-10pm Franklin Park 17501 Franklin Park Dr Purcellville, VA 20132 540-338-7603 www.loudoun.gov/franklinpark $5/person suggested donation

Leesburg's Independence Day CelebrationLeesburg July 4th Parade Leesburg's 4th of July celebration begins with a hometown parade, beginning at Ida Lee Park and traveling down King Street through the historic district to Catoctin Circle. The event continues with a "Celebration in the Park" at Ida Lee with food vendors and live music. The grand finale will be a wonderful fireworks display over the park. Parade 10am; Park celebration 6pm; Live music 7pm; Fireworks 9:30pm Ida Lee Park Recreation Center 60 Ida Lee Dr Leesburg, VA 20176 703-777-1368 www.idalee.org FREE

Middleburg's Independence Day Celebration Celebrate Independence Day all day in Middleburg. Swim in the pool during the day, then enjoy music, games, contests, and food. Fireworks will commence at dusk. Pool open 11am-6pm; July 4th festivities 6-9pm Middleburg Community Center 300 W Washington St Middleburg, VA 20117 540-687-6375 www.loudoun.gov/middleburgcc FREE

Ol' Time 4th of July Celebration Celebrate an old fashioned 4th of July set in the park's historic area. Activities include pony and wagon rides, a pie eating contest, crafts, an amazing reptile show, and nature exhibits. Tour the historic Lanesville Ordinary and see displays at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum. Enjoy live music and food vendors. 10:30am-3pm Claude Moore Park/Lanesville Heritage Area 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd Sterling, VA 20164 571-258-3700 www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorepark $5/person suggested donation

Pride of Purcellville's 4th of July Parade Enjoy children's rides, entertainment, food, craft vendors, and of course, a parade! The Fireman's Parade will start at noon, proceeding from Emerick Elementary to Loudoun Valley High School. Fireman’s Parade 12pm; Other activities begin at 1:30pm Town of Purcellville 871 E. Main St Purcellville, VA 20132 703-727-7191 www.purcellvilleva.gov FREE; nominal fee for the rides

Ashburn Village’s 4th of July Celebration Follow or participate in the Village Parade starting at Fincastle Field where all decorated bikes, wagons and strollers are encouraged to march in spirited attire! Following the parade the family can stay and enjoy inflatables, a dunk tank, DJ, and concessions. Fireworks and  live music at the Lakes Recreation Center will finish the evening. Parade 10:30am; Pool party 11am-4pm; Fireworks and live music at dark. Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd Ashburn, VA 20147 703-729-0581 http://avsp.squarespace.com FREE

Fireworks Finder

July 3


View Larger Map Lovettsville Community Center, Lovettsville


View Larger Map Lansdowne Resort, Lansdowne


View Larger Map Hillsboro Community Center, Hillsboro


View Larger Map Sterling Golf Club, Sterling

July 4


View Larger Map Franklin Park, Purcellville


View Larger Map Ida Lee Park, Leesburg


View Larger Map Middleburg Community Center, Middleburg


View Larger Map Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion, Ashburn