After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, the Town of Herndon is looking ahead to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, activities and entertainment.
The town’s July 4 celebration, which is set for 6:30-10 p.m. that Monday, will feature live entertainment by Hipshack, a band that will perform party songs and modern hits. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.
A tentative rain date for the fireworks is set for the next day at 9:30 p.m.
Town staff note that traffic will be rerouted at the event, which is located at 814 Ferndale Avenue around the Herndon Community Center and Bready Park Softball Field.
Admission is free.
Motorists should expect significant detours and changes to traffic routes in the area until the fireworks display is finished. Individuals parked at the community center won’t be able to exit until given the all clear by the fire marshal and Herndon Police Department.
Ferndale Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Vine Street to Barton Oaks once parking lots are filled. The lots will remain closed until the show is completed, with the exemption of access for ADA-friendly parking.
Here’s more from the town on planned traffic adjustments:
Herndon Parkway will be reduced to one lane approaching Ferndale Avenue;
No turns from Herndon Parkway onto Ferndale Avenue will be permitted;
Elden Street southbound into town at Monroe Street will be closed during this period and all traffic must turn right onto Monroe Street;
Elden Street traffic northbound at Alabama Drive will be re-routed;
Herndon Middle School traffic exiting from 5th Street must turn left (west) on Locust Street and may only then turn left (south) onto Elden Street;
Locust Street access will be restricted on School, Spruce and Grace Streets;
St Joseph’s Church parking lot will exit onto Peachtree Street and may turn left only onto Elden Street;
Bready Park softball and Herndon Centennial Golf Course parking lots will exit onto Ferndale Avenue towards Herndon Parkway only
Ferndale Avenue traffic will turn right only onto Park Avenue or Herndon Parkway;
Sterling Road (Route 606) southbound from Herndon Parkway, is restricted to local access only;
Crestview Drive – no access to Sterling Road from Bayshire Lane;
Vine Street will be closed from Ferndale Avenue to Grace Street;
Main Drive will be closed.
Town staff encourage residents to leave their pets at home and bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers and bags are subject to searches and alcohol, glass containers and personal fireworks are not allowed.
For fireworks viewing only, it’s best to nab a spot at the Station Street municipal parking lot and watch from the town green. Food is not allowed on the turf field.
Good Friday evening! Today we published 6 articles that were read a total of 6621 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…
Lake Anne’s plaza will once again spring to life this summer with concerts. Lake Anne Live! — an event series that kicked off last year — brings Thursday evening concerts…
The proposed repurposing of Inova Health System’s former corporate headquarters in Merrifield as live/work and workforce housing units got a hearty recommendation from the Fairfax County Planning Commission earlier this…
Are you ready for summer? Live Fairfax has a bucket list of indoor activities, outdoor escapades and trips to explore this summer.
Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road