4th of July 2024 Festivities

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 — and a little farther out — events to check out this Independence Day.

Some fireworks are held on dates other than July 4th. Be sure to check the date for the event(s) you wish to attend!

Fairfax

A Hometown Celebration

Sunday, June 30
5:00 pm

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

Join us and start celebrating early at A Hometown Celebration in 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. 

Independence Day Parade

Thursday, July 4
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Downtown Fairfax

The City of Fairfax’s Independence Day Parade and Fireworks began in 1967. Organized by the Delta Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the parade has developed into the largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The parade has all the requisite ingredients for the Fourth of July: marching bands, floats, Shriners’ little cars and big motorcycles, old fire engines, clowns, and the scorching sun. The parade has featured flyovers by the Flying Circus Aerodrome — and, in 1996, a hot air balloon race. Historically, the parade has been followed by an Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day, in which area fire companies compete in firefighter-related activities; however, it has now turned into the “Future Fire Fighter’s Day”, which provides children’s activities on fire safety and education. 

Evening Show and Fireworks

Thursday, July 4
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fairfax High School
3501 Lion Run
Fairfax, VA

Live music, fireworks, food vendors, and more!

Great Falls

4th of July Hometown Celebration

Thursday, July 4
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Great Falls Village Centre

Morning festivities kick off with the Little Patriots Parade, followed by the Main Parade around the Village Centre. After the parade, head to the Village Green with your kids for food and fun!

4th of July Fireworks

Thursday, July 4
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Turner Farm Park

Come early for the family-friendly festivities!  Gates open at 6pm for the cornhole tournament, inflatable fun, and food trucks. The fireworks start once it’s dark – about 9pm.

Herndon

4th of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4
6:30 pm – 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 at 7:15pm
  • Bingo & Family Games
  • FIREWORKS at 9:30pm launched from the Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Leesburg

Independence Day Parade

Thursday, July 4
10:00 am

Downtown Leesburg
King Street from Ida Lee Drive to Fairfax Drive

Start the holiday by showing your patriotic spirit at the annual Independence Day Parade, held through Historic Downtown Leesburg beginning at 10:00 am.

The parade will start at Ida Lee Park, travel down King Street and conclude at Fairfax Street. Put on your patriotic best and join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the birthday of the United States!

A real patriot treat for the parade is the parade prelude of the American Originals fife & Drum Corps sponsored by Toth Financial! This patriotic group will travel the parade route beginning at 9:45am from Ida Lee Park and stop throughout the route for short performances for the crowd to enjoy!

Concert and Fireworks at Ida Lee Park

Thursday, July 4
Gates open at
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!

Manassass

Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 6
4:00 pm

Signal Hill Park
8098 Skystone Loop
Manassas, VA 20111

Join us Saturday July 6th for a display you won’t want to miss! Admission is free. There will be a variety of food trucks, live music, beer garden, children’s entertainment and games.

McLean

McLean Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

Saturday, June 29
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Langley High School
6520 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

  •  Free admission
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Additional Free Satellite Parking and Shuttle Buses (Accessibility Equipped)
  • Music and Announcements by our DJ
  • Giveaways
  • Food Trucks
  • Fireworks

The Plains

Great Meadow Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 4
Gates Open – 5:00 pm

Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Road
The Plains, VA 20198

Tickets start at $52

For the 35th year, Great Meadow hosts Northern Virginia’s best fireworks show from its internationally acclaimed steeplechase course. Watch the entire course and property light up in magnificent patriotic colors! The show begins at dusk, lasts 25 minutes, and is accompanied by a musical score!

Reston

Fireworks at Lake Fairfax

Saturday, June 29
12:00pm – 9:15 pm

Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

$15 per vehicle in advance/$20 per vehicle at gate

Fun starts at noon, with fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, live performances and fireworks at the annual celebration!

Firecracker 5k for the Troops

Thursday, July 4
8:00 am

Reston Town Center
Reston, VA

5K: $45
5K Military: $40
5K 14 & Under: $35

Firecracker, Firecracker, BOOM, BOOM, ZOOM! Register today for the Firecracker 5K For The Troops presented by Leidos! Join us live or virtually.

Sterling

Star Spangled Sterling

Friday, June 28
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sterling Middle School
201 W Holly Ave
Sterling, VA 20164

Enjoy entertainment, a live DJ, food trucks (food for purchase), and outdoor family games!

Vienna

Celebrate America 5K

Saturday, June 29
7:30am

American Legion Post 180
330 Center Street North
Vienna, VA 22180

Registration for the 5K is $40 through June 27 and then $45 on race day

American Legion Dyer-Gunnell Post 180 in Vienna, Virginia is honored and excited to host our 4th annual Celebrate America 5K patriotic community event held the weekend before Independence Day!!

Join us Saturday June 29, 2024 to run or walk with (and more importantly FOR) military veterans along quiet neighborhood roads and the beautiful W&OD Railroad Regional Park. Strollers are welcome. Packet pick-up starts at 6:30am…opening remarks at 7:30am…race immediately afterward.

Meet at Post 180 (330 Center Street N) for the festival area and race start.  The course is a 1.55-mile out-and-back route taking racers along Center Street N and the W&OD Trail to a turnaround point at Clarks Crossing Park and then back to the finish line at Post 180 again.

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

Tuesday, July 2
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Yeonas Park
1319 Ross Drive SW
Vienna, VA

Celebrate America’s Independence Day and Vienna’s third annual Liberty Amendments Month featuring live music, kids entertainment, food trucks, and fun for the whole family!

The Foundational Documents of American Democracy – A Public Reading

Thursday, July 4
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street Southeast
Vienna, VA 22180

Celebrate and honor Independence Day and Liberty Amendments Month with Vienna’s second annual public, round-robin reading of the foundational documents of American democracy. All are welcome to join in as participants go around the room, taking turns reading several lines of each document at a time.