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Town of Herndon prepares for July 4 celebration

Fourth of July fireworks (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

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.

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