July 4th Fireworks Celebrations and Parades in Northern Virginia

Updated on June 18, 2024 by Julie McCool

2024 July 4th fireworks in Northern Virginia bring fantastic celebrations, patriotic parades, and family fun to local towns and parks. It is great to see so many patriotic events and fireworks shows return again this year.

July 4th fireworks kick off in late June with several more events during the July 4th weekend. July 4 2024 is on a Thursday, and many events are on the prior and following weekends. Since fireworks shows and parades are spread across several days, you can enjoy more than one event.

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Some annual events have not announced details for fireworks shows in 2024. We'll update listings as more info becomes available.

Some July 4th fireworks events charge an entry fee and are likely to sell out so book your tickets early. Wherever you spend your July 4th weekend, we wish you a fun and happy time. Find more local fun in our guide to July Events in Northern Virginia.

Independence Day Fireworks, Mount Vernon, June 28 – 29

Celebrate our nation's founding with family fun and fireworks over the Potomac at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Live music, ice cream-making demonstrations, and picnic food options add to the fun. 6:00 – 9:30 nightly; $43/$53 for member/non-members with mansion tour (other options available).

Star Spangled '24, South Riding, June 28

Decorate your car or bike and join in a patriotic parade at 5:00, then enjoy live music, food truck specials, and drinks at 6:30. It all leads up to the big fireworks show at 9:15. Free.

Star Spangled Sterling, Sterling, June 28

Head to Sterling Middle School for a Star Spangled Sterling celebration. Free, 5:30 – 10:00.

Bram, What a Blast!, Brambleton, June 29

Brambleton residents and their friends get a jump on the 4th with live music, games, food trucks, beer/wine, and one of the best fireworks displays in the area. The celebration moves to Hal & Berni Hanson Park this year. Free parking and admission. 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Lake Fairfax Fourth of July Celebration, Reston, June 29

Head to Lake Fairfax Park for a day of picnicking, swimming, hiking, and other fun around the lake before the big fireworks show. Ticketed entry begins at noon and food trucks will be there all day.

Admission is free; parking is $15 per vehicle. Fireworks begin shortly after 9:00 but arrive no later than 8:00 to get a spot. The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole waterpark is open 11:00 – 6:00 for an additional fee.

July 4th Fireworks, McLean, June 29

McLean hosts a fun evening and free fireworks show at Langley High School. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and the big fireworks show. Free. 6:30 – 10:30.

Workhouse Independence Day Fireworks, Lorton, June 29

Enjoy the area's largest pre-July 4th fireworks at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The family-friendly celebration features a stunning display of fireworks plus live entertainment. Entrance is free but parking is $40 per vehicle. This event usually sells out so get your tickets early. 6:00 – 10:00 pm.

Vienna Fireworks Celebration, Vienna, July 2

Head to Yeonas Park at 4:00 for live music, children's entertainment, games, and family fun followed by a fireworks show at 9:30. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the show, but no alcohol or pets. Free, 6:00 – 10:00.

Independence Day Celebration, Lovettsville, July 3

Start your patriotic celebrations with a night of family-friendly fun. A parade kicks off at 5:30 followed by a pool party ($5), carnival games, music, food, and awesome fireworks to top off the evening. Free; 5:30 – 9:30

Lansdowne Resort Celebrates America, Leesburg, July 4

Landsdowne Resort and Spa hosts a special July 4th celebration for guests and members only. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and a great fireworks show. 5:00 – 9:00. Follow the link to make reservations and read our guide to a Leesburg Getaway in Northern Virginia Wine Country.

Annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks, Fairfax, July 4

2024 4th of July Fireworks and celebrations return to a single-day format in Fairfax. Enjoy a fun parade through downtown Fairfax featuring bands, entertainers, and civic groups. Our kids loved seeing the ever-popular Fairfax Library Precision Book Cart Drill Team. Free, 10:00.

Then head to Fairfax High School for live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show. Gates open at 4:30. Free, 6:30 – 10:30.

Great Meadows Independence Day Celebration, The Plains, July 4

The magic returns to Great Meadows for their 35th Independence Day fireworks show. The celebration includes family games, an air show, food trucks, beer, contests, a polo exhibition, and more. 2024 ticket prices are TBA.

Mount Vernon, An American Celebration, Alexandria, July 4

Celebrate July 4th at the home of our first POTUS, George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Meet General Washington and enjoy made-for-daytime fireworks, a Naturalization ceremony, music, and other entertainment. All activities are included with regular admission. 9:00 – 5:00.

Plan your visit with our guide to fun things to do in Alexandria VA.

July 4th Parade, Dale City, July 4

The annual Dale City Independence Day Parade usually begins at 10:00 and travels down Dale Boulevard. Free, 10:00 -2:00.

Independence Day at Dirt Farm Brewing, Bluemont, July 4

Watch town fireworks around the valley and celebrate the 4th of July at Dirt Farm Brewing while sipping craft beer. There will be a pig roast and other food options. Advanced tickets are required and the gate closes at 5:00. $15 – $36; 6:00 – 10:00.

Make it a day trip with a hike to Bears Den Overlook and other fun in Bluemont.

4th of July Hometown Celebration, Great Falls, July 4

The day starts at 8:00 with a 5K followed by babies and toddlers up to age 5 parading their finest patriotic display around the Green with prizes in several categories. At 10:00, the main parade kicks off with floats, horses, antique cars, and pets followed by festivities and food.

At 6:00, the action moves to Turner Farm Park for music, games, contests, and food trucks until the fireworks begin just after dusk. Free but suggested donation $20 per family.

Herndon 4th of July, Herndon, July 4

The Town of Herndon will launch July 4th fireworks from the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. Head to Bready Park at the Herndon Community Center to see the show. Live entertainment, games, food, and fun return in 2024. Activities begin at 6:30 and the fireworks start at approximately 9:30. Free

Leesburg’s Independence Day Celebration, Leesburg, July 4

Start the day with the hometown parade through historic Leesburg at 10:00, then join an evening celebration at Ida Lee Park. After the parade, visit Dodona Manor for a reenactment of President Truman's historic visit. Free ice cream will be served.

Beginning at 6:00 pm, enjoy live entertainment, a food court, and more. At 9:30, the largest fireworks show in the region, choreographed to patriotic music, lights up the sky. Free.

Celebrate America, Manassas, July 4

One of the largest fireworks displays in Northern Virginia takes place in Old Town Manassas. The party starts at 3:00 with rides for kids, food concessions, and other family fun followed by fireworks at 9:15. Free; 3:00 – 10:00.

Independence Day at Franklin Park, Purcelville, July 4

Celebrate Independence Day at Franklin Park in Purcellville with kid's activities, music, and food followed by a great fireworks display. Free; 5:00 – 10:00.

4th of July at Signal Hill Park, Manassas Park, July 6

Bring your blanket and chairs and relax while enjoying food trucks, live music, and gorgeous July 4th fireworks at Signal Hill Park. Free shuttles from VRE start at 5:30 and there is limited parking near the park is $20. The fireworks begin at 9:15. Free.

Alexandria and USA Birthday Celebration, Alexandria, July 13

Celebrate America’s 248th birthday and Alexandria’s 275th in beautiful and historic Alexandria. Enjoy live music and a dazzling fireworks display at Oronoco Bay Park. Free, 6:00 – 10:00.

Ashburn Village Fireworks, Ashburn, July ?

One of the last Independence Day fireworks in Northern Virginia takes place at the lake in Ashburn Village. Parking is limited so walk on over and arrive early. Free.

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More Summer Fun for July 4th Weekend 2024

Check out our round-up of outdoor activities for summer including outdoor movies, free concerts, boating, hiking trails, outdoor dining, and area getaways perfect for a summer escape.

You'll find even more fun things to do in our complete guide to Northern Virginia Events and Seasonal Activities.

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