July 4th Fireworks Celebrations and Parades in Northern Virginia

2022 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 this year. July 4th fireworks kick off in late June with several more events during the July 4th weekend.

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.

Some annual events have not announced details for fireworks shows in 2022. We'll update listings as more info becomes available.

Independence Day Fireworks, Mount Vernon, June 24 – 25

Get a jump on the holiday with this late June fireworks show. 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. For the first time ever, the mansion will be lit in red, white, and blue (photo opp!). 6:00 – 9:45 nightly; $40/$28 adult/youth with mansion tour (other ticket options available).

Star Spangled 4th, South Riding, July 1

Decorate your car or bike and join in a patriotic parade at 5:30, 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.

Vienna Fireworks Celebration, Vienna, July 1

The Town of Vienna festivities are scaled back in 2022 due to staffing shortages, but you can still enjoy a free concert by the U.S. Navy Concert Band followed by fireworks at Yeonas Park. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the show, but no alcohol or pets. Free, 8:00 – 10:00.

4th of July Celebration, Sterling, July 1

Head to Sterling Middle School for a Star Spangled Sterling celebration. 7:00 – 9:30.

Lake Fairfax Fourth of July Celebration, Reston, July 2

Update: Rain date is July 3, check the Fairfax Parks Facebook page for updates.

Head to Lake Fairfax Park for a day of picnicking, swimming, hiking, and other fun around the lake. Ticketed entry begins at 10:00 am and there will be food trucks, a beer garden, and live entertainment. The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole waterpark will be open from 11:00 – 6:00. Admission is free; parking is $10/$15 per vehicle advance/day of event. Fireworks begin shortly after 9:00.

Workhouse Arts Center Fourth of July Fireworks, Lorton, July 10

Update: the Workhouse fireworks are postponed to July 10 due to forecast storms.

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. Tickets start at $40 with other VIP options available. This event will sell out so get your tickets early. 6:00 – 10:00 pm.

Lansdowne Resort Celebrates America, Leesburg, Jul 2

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. Follow the link to make reservations (2-night minimum stay) and read our complete guide to a Leesburg Getaway in Northern Virginia Wine Country.

Bram, What a Blast!, Brambleton Town Center, July 2

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. Admission is $5/$10 for residents/non-resident, 3 and under free. 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Independence Day at Franklin Park, Purcelville, July 2

Celebrate Independence Day at Franklin Park with a patriotic bike parade followed by a live puppet show. Free; 7:00 – 8:30.

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 ($4) and awesome fireworks to top off the evening. Free; 5:30 – 9:30

Annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks, Fairfax, July 4 – 5

The fun begins on July 4th at 10:00 am with a parade through downtown Fairfax featuring bands, entertainers, and civic groups. Our kids loved seeing the ever-popular Fairfax Library Precision Book Cart Drill Team.

On July 5th, the action moves to Fairfax High School for live entertainment beginning at 6:30 and a spectacular fireworks show at dark. Free.

Mount Vernon, An American Celebration, Alexandria, July 4

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

Plan your visit with our guide to Alexandria VA.

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. $12 – $26; 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

Start the day at 9:00 am when babies and toddlers up to age 5 will parade their finest patriotic display around the Green with prizes in several categories. At 10:00, the main parade kicks off featuring floats, horses, antique cars, and pets.

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.

Herndon 4th of July, Herndon, July 4th

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 are back in 2022. 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 downtown 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 full food court with funnel cakes, ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, 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 community contests and a kid's decorated bike parade at 3:30. At 4:00, enjoy food concessions and novelty vendors, followed by fireworks at 9:15. Free; 3:00 – 10:00.

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

Bring your blanket and chairs and relax while enjoying food trucks and gorgeous July 4th fireworks at Signal Hill Park. Shuttles from VRE start at 5:30 and the fireworks begin at 9:15. Free.

July 4th Fireworks, McLean, July 4

In 2022, McLean will host a fun and free fireworks show at Langley High School. Free. 6:30 – 10:30.

July 4th in Middleburg, Middleburg, July 4

The July 4th celebration at the Middleburg Community Center includes activities, a parade, food, and fireworks. Enjoy live music, food, a Children's Parade at 5:30, and fun all day. Fireworks kick off at 9:15. Free.

Independence Day Parade, Dale City, July 4

Back for its 50th year, the annual Dale City Independence Day Parade begins at 10:00 and travels down Dale Boulevard. The 2022 parade is on July 4th and it's a great addition to weekend celebrations. Free, 10:00 -2:00.

Great Meadows Independence Day Celebration, The Plains, July 4

The magic returns to Great Meadows with an Independence Day fireworks show. Check the link for details and ticket information.

Ashburn Village Fireworks, Ashburn, July 5

The last of the 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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Alexandria and USA Birthday Celebration, Alexandria, July 9

Celebrate America’s 246th birthday and Alexandria’s 273rd in beautiful and historic Alexandria. Enjoy a performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and a dazzling fireworks display plus cupcakes, vendors, and more. Free, 6:00 – 9:45.

Stars and Stripes Concert and Parade, Haymarket, TBA

In past years Haymarket’s combination concert, car show, and parade. Live Music, food and ice cream, and summer games add to the fun. Children are encouraged to decorate bikes, wagons, scooters, unicycles, tricycles or any other non-motorized play vehicle in Fourth of July decor for the parade.  Free; 2:00 to 6:00.

July 4th Celebration, Falls Church, Canceled

Falls Church will not host a fireworks show in 2022. In past years, the fun begins at 6:00 pm with food trucks and a kid's recreation area. Free.

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July 4th Fireworks in Northern VA

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