(Updated at 4:05 p.m.) This weekend through next week is set to be full of fireworks, parades and celebrations for the Fourth of July.
In D.C., the National Parade returns for the first time since 2019 after the Covid pandemic canceled the festivities in 2020 and 2021. Nearby, the City of Alexandria is holding its annual birthday celebration on Saturday, July 9, after it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, and scaled back last year.
Throughout Fairfax County, there are also plenty of parades and fireworks if you don’t want to go too far. Here’s a roundup of things to do for the holiday.
Friday, July 1
- Vienna’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks at Yeonas Park (1319 Ross Drive SW), 7:30-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 2
- Park Authority fireworks display at Lake Fairfax (1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston), dawn to 10 p.m.
- Fireworks at Workhouse Quad (9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton), 6-10:30 p.m.
- McLean Independence Day Celebration at Langley High School (6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean), 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Monday, July 4
- An American Celebration at historic Mount Vernon (3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon), 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
- City of Fairfax Independence Day Parade (4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax), 10 a.m.
- Hometown celebration with a parade at Great Falls Village Centre (754-C Walker Road, Great Falls), 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and
- Hometown celebration with entertainment and fireworks at Turner Farm (925 Springvale Road, Great Falls), 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Town of Herndon fireworks at Bready Park (814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon), 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5
- City of Fairfax Independence Day Evening Show with fireworks at Fairfax High School’s front parking lot (3501 Lion Run, Fairfax), 6:30- 9:30 p.m. (Correction: Fairfax City’s fireworks show was erroneously listed under July 4.)
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