4th of July Festivities in the Tysons Area

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

The Tysons area has many great options for celebrating Independence Day. Live music, food, drinks, parades, and of course fireworks make up this year’s offerings. Here our picks for fun local events to check out this Independence Day.

Some fireworks have been rescheduled from July 4th to other dates due to a shortage of licensed pyrotechnic staff. Be sure to check the date for the event(s) you wish to attend!


Freedom 5K & 1K

June 26, 8:00 am

Fairfax Corner

Boom! Bang! Run! Celebrate freedom and kick start the Fourth of July week with =PR= Races at the Freedom 5K & 1K! Live or virtually.

A Hometown Celebration

June 26, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Veterans Amphitheater
Located on the grounds of City Hall
10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA

City of Fairfax is launching a new event: A Hometown Celebration at the Veterans Amphitheater (adjacent to City Hall). The event will feature games for all ages, food trucks from Fairfax City businesses — and a concert by the award-winning City of Fairfax Band.

56th Annual Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Parade

July 4, 10:00 am

The parade steps off from 4100 Chain Bridge Road, rain or shine. The parade loops around Old Town Fairfax, along Chain Bridge Road, Main Street, University Drive, and Armstrong Street. Among the entries in this year’s parade are nine high school marching bands, large inflatable parade balloons, floats, and clowns. 

Evening Show and Fireworks

July 5, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Fairfax High School
front, parking lot

3501 Lion Run
Fairfax, VA

On-stage entertainment begins at 6:30 pm with rockin’ music, a few parade awards — and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display after dark. 

Falls Church

Independence Day Scavenger Hunt

July 3, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Falls Church, VA

While the City isn’t hosting a fireworks show this year, you don’t have to hunt around too hard for a July 4 Celebration in The Little City. Or do you…

The Recreation and Parks Department is hosting a 1 day scavenger hunt! Clues will be posted on the City’s social media and webpage at 1pm on Sunday, July 3 with the hunt beginning at 2.

Quantico Marine Corps Band Performance

July 3, 5:00 pm

Cherry Hill Park
312 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA

The Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps and plays over 300 community concerts along the Eastern Seaboard every year. Seating will not be provided – guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic. The concert will be held rain or shine.

Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 12:00 pm

City Hall
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA

Join the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society for their annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at 12noon in City Council Chambers.

Great Falls

4th of July Hometown Celebration and Parade

July 4, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Great Falls Village Centre

The Great Falls celebration offer a full slate of activities including a 5K walk/run, INOVA blood drive, parade, festivities, food, and fun.

Fireworks & Fun – Turner Farm Park

July 4, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Turner Farm Park

Gates open at 6:00 pm for live music, games and food trucks. The fireworks start once it’s dark – about 9:00 pm.


4th of July Celebration

July 4, 6:30 p – 10:00 pm

Bready Park
814 Ferndale Ave.
Herndon, VA

Join the Town of Herndon for a celebration and fireworks display in Bready Park!

  • Activities begin at 6:30pm
  • Live Music by Hipshack at 7:15pm
  • Bingo & Family Games
  • FIREWORKS at 9:30pm launched from the Herndon Centennial Golf Course


Independence Day Parade

July 4, 10:00 am

Downtown Leesburg
King Street from Ida Lee Drive to Fairfax Drive

Put on your patriotic best and join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the birthday of the United States! This year’s parade will also feature the 14th annual Patriot’s Cup Competition, sponsored by the Loudoun Now newspaper. Back this year is the American Originals Fife and Drum Corps performing at at the intersection of King and Market Street as a prelude to the parade.

Concert and Fireworks at Ida Lee Park

July 4, 6:00 pm
Ida Lee Park
60 Ida Lee Drive NW
Leesburg, VA 

Celebrate America’s big day at Ida Lee Park and enjoy a great night of music, food, fireworks, and fun! This year’s band is Kevin Mac & The Homies. A full food court will be onsite with funnel cakes, ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, and so much more.


Independence Day Celebration

July 2, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Langley High School
6520 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

Come and enjoy music, food and fireworks with your family! Produced by the McLean Community Center, this year’s event will be held at Langley High School. Free shuttles will be available.


Fireworks at Lake Fairfax

July 2, 8:00am – 9:15 pm

Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Lake Fairfax Park will be holding a fireworks show on July 2, 2022. Ticketed entry begins at 10:00 a.m. The fireworks are expected to start shortly after 9:00 pm. Be sure to arrive early so you can park and find a spot to view the show from. We encourage all visitors to arrive no later than 8:00 p.m. Food trucks will be onsite throughout the day and all picnic areas will be offered on a first-come-first served basis.

Firecracker 5k for the Troops

July 4, 8:00 am

Reston Town Center
Reston, VA

Firecracker, Firecracker, BOOM, BOOM, ZOOM! Register today for the Firecracker 5K For The Troops presented by Leidos! Net proceeds benefit USO National Capital District (NCD). Live or virtually.


Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

July 1, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Yeonas Park
1319 Ross Drive SW
Vienna, VA

Celebrate America’s Independence Day and Vienna’s second annual Liberty Amendments Month featuring live music, games, and fun for the whole family! Food and drink will be available from the Vienna Little League concession stand.

The evenings festivities will be capped off by a performance form the United States Navy Concert Band followed by Vienna’s spectacular, twenty minute fireworks show!