Looking for some fun events for the 4th of July weekend? We’ve got you covered.
There’s plenty to do in Woodbridge for this 4th of July holiday weekend. The Dale City 4th of July parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on July 4 at Kirkdale Drive, and proceed down Dale Boulevard.
The Potomac Nationals team is hosting a fireworks display after their game, and are offering a loaded ticket package that comes with a pregame picnic and access to the fireworks display. For more information, click here.
Stop by Manassas for an Independence Day full of fun between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the downtown area. There will be rides, vendors, contests, and more. You can head to the Manassas Museum lawn for the city’s firework display, which starts at 9:15 p.m. For more information, click here.
Check out the Manassas Park fireworks display at Signal Hill Park on July 4 at 9300 Signal View Drive. Shuttles for the fireworks display will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, click here.
The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton will be hosting an Independence Day celebration on July 2 at 9518 Workhouse Way. Live music starts at 7 p.m., and fireworks will kick off around 9 p.m. For more information, click here.
Check out the 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The fireworks will be held July 4 at 9 p.m., and will last for around 17 minutes. For more information, click here.
There will be a ‘Lansdowne Celebrates America’ celebration on July 2 at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa at 44050 Woodridge Parkway in Leesburg. The event kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with live music at 6 p.m. For more information, click here.
Check out the Spotsylvania ‘Stars and Stripes Spectacular’ event which will be held at the Courthouse Village at 9019 Old Battlefield Boulevard. Starting at 3 p.m., the event includes music, food, and fireworks. For more information, click here.
Stop by Arlington for their 4th of July celebration between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Long Bridge Park at 475 Long Bridge Drive. There will be food trucks, games, face painting, and live music, before the kick off of Washington D.C.’s fireworks display. For more information, click here.
In Fairfax there’s a full lineup of events, with a parade starting at 10 a.m. on July 4 in the downtown area. There will also be a Superhero Festival from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and an evening music show and fireworks at Fairfax High School at 3501 Rebel Run, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Headed to Falls Church for the 4th of July weekend? Then stop by their fireworks display and celebration on July 4. The event will start at 7 p.m. at George Mason High School at 7124 Leesburg Pike, and includes live musical performances. For more information, click here.
You’ll want to stop by the 2016 Heritage Festival in Fredericksburg on July 4 at 706 Caroline Street. The festival will include a car show, 5K race, music, a street festival, and a fireworks display that kicks off at 9:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Herndon is having an Independence Day celebration at Bready Park at 814 Ferndale Avenue. Starting at 7 p.m., there will be games and activities for children, and a musical display with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Folks in Reston will be celebrating the 4th of July at Lake Fairfax Park at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive all day. There will be a carousel, boat rides, and live music throughout the day. The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. For more information, click here.
Vienna is celebrating the 4th of July with their second annual Vienna Inn Chili Dog Eating Contest at Yeonas Park at 1319 Ross Drive SW. There will also be live entertainment, and a fireworks display at Southside Park, with seating available at Yeonas Park, around 9:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
With it being a holiday weekend, there are some expected modifications for PRTC’s, VRE’s and WMATA’s public transit schedule.
According to a release, there will be no PRTC bus service on July 4.
“In preparation for the three-day weekend, PRTC will have a few extra PM OmniRide buses available for potential overflow on Friday, July 1. Because PRTC experiences a significant increase in mid-day and early afternoon OmniRide passengers on the day before a three-day weekend, to avoid overcrowding you may want to consider taking Metrorail or other regional bus services and transferring to a Metro Direct bus to complete your commute,” stated a release.
For more information about PRTC’s modified scheduling, click here.
According to a release, VRE will not be operating on July 4.
WMATA will be running frequent Metro rail service on July 4, to accommodate individuals that are heading to the National Mall to see the fireworks display, according to a release.
“Several hundred thousand passengers are expected to take Metrorail on Independence Day, with crowds primarily traveling to and from the 9:10 p.m. fireworks display on the Mall, as well as other events around the region. Metrorail service will operate from 7 a.m. until midnight, with near rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Off-peak fares will be in effect for the entire service day,” stated a release.
For more information about Metro trips for the 4th of July, click here.