It’s the Fourth of July Weekend and there are a variety of events to enjoy throughout the area. The weather forecast calls for clear skies and climbing temperatures, so stay hydrated and enjoy the holiday.
Here’s whats happening in and around Clarke County:
Saturday July 3rd:
- Yard Sale at Oak Hart Farm (8:00 am)
- Opengrass Arts & Music Festival (all day)
- Celebrate Independence Day the Cajun Way at Veramar (12:00 pm)
- NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY SACRED HARP & SHAPE NOTE SINGERS (4:00 pm)
- John Landis and from the Heart at Horseshoe Curve (7:00 pm)
Sunday July 4th:
- Youth Sunday at Berryville Baptist Church (11:00 am)
- L’Auberge Suckling Pig Roast (12:00 pm)
- Rappahannock County 4th of July Celebration (1:00 pm)
- 4th of July Celebration In Berryville (5:00 pm)
Other Regional Independence Day Events
Fireworks Display Party in Sterling
Sterling Golf Club will host a day of celebration beginning at 1 p.m. with the pool opening and continuing to the festival at 4 p.m. and the entertainment from 7:15 p.m. until the fireworks display begins at 9:15 p.m.
Lovettsville Community Center
Parade, live music, games, rides, refreshments and fireworks
Cost: $3/ages 3-12, $4/ages 13 and up
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
City of Fairfax Historic District
Parade, Old-Fashioned Fireman’s day with firefighter competitions, food, games, and ending with fireworks. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Round Hill 4th of July Celebration
The parade begins at the Round Hill Elementary School. Afterwards acoustic guitarist Barry Charlton will perform and the Junior Women’s Group will provide lemonade and children’s games.
Time: Parade begins 9:30 a.m.
Hillsboro Independence Day Celebration
The Hillsboro festival at the Old Stone School will include performances from Hewn from the Mountain and the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers. The event will include games, food and a fireworks display.
Time: Beginning 6 p.m.
Town of Culpeper Festivities
Various locations; see www.culpeper4thofjuly.com for registration forms and directions.
8 a.m.-10 p.m.; free.
Participate in a jam-packed day full of activities for everyone in and around the town of Culpeper. The Freedom 5K Race will begin at Gold’s Gym in the Southgate Shopping Center at 8 a.m. Youth soccer and little league tournaments go on from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Yowell Meadow Park, and the Culpeper Renaissance Fourth of July Car and Bike Show will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Downtown Culpeper. At noon, the Declaration of Independence will be read on the courthouse lawn and the Blue Ridge Chorale will sing patriotic tunes, accompanied by a fife and drum corps. The State Theatre will hold an open house from 12:30-4 p.m., and the Main Street Parade will commence at 4 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Yowell Meadow Park will host the Culpeper Olympics, an old-fashioned field day event with sack race, egg toss, three-legged race, watermelon-eating contest and more. Food, art vendors and music by the Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band will enhance the evening, followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Warrenton’s Fourth of July Children and Pets Parade
Main Street, Warrenton; 540-349-8606; www.partnershipforwarrenton.org
10 a.m.-noon; free.
Historic Old Town Warrenton will be hosting its Independence Day parade for children and pets. No motor vehicles are permitted, but red, white and blue decorations will be provided for bicycles, wagons and pets. Anyone may parade down Main Street led by Uncle Sam, bagpipers, and a fife and drum corps. The parade ends at the Warrenton courthouse, where the community band will perform, fire trucks will be open for climbing, and ice cream and treats will be provided for children and pets.
Great Meadow’s 25th Birthday and July 4 Celebration
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains; 540-253-5000; www.greatmeadow.org
9 a.m.-11:30 pm.; $20 per vehicle in advance, $40 at the gate.
Great Meadow’s Equestrian and Field Event Center will host an Arena Polo Match honoring the Wounded Warrior program, followed by a fireworks display. Children are invited to come enjoy pony rides, petting zoos, face painting and more.
Claude Moore Park
Celebrate Claude Moore’s 20th Anniversary with pony and wagon rides, music, crafts, nature exhibits, historic tours, old-time and family games, and “Reptiles Alive”
Cost: $5/ages 3 and up
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Local acoustic group Jake and the Burtones plus fireworks at dark
Time: Beginning 6:00 p.m.
Parade from Village Green to Safeway at 10:00 a.m., 5K Fun Run at 7:30 a.m., a blood drive, Baby Parade at 8:30 a.m., plus other festivities and food from 10:30 – 12:30, then fireworks at dusk
Leesburg’s Independence Day Celebration at Ida Lee Park
Parade at 2:00 p.m. from Ida Lee Park down King Street to Fairfax Street, live concert at 6:00 p.m. at Ida Lee Park featuring Savannah Jack, then fireworks at 9:30
Time: Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for fireworks www.idalee.org
Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a parade starting at Ida Lee Park and traveling down King Street to Catoctin Circle. Evening events commence with gates opening to the public at 6 p.m. and live music at 7 p.m. by The Landsharks, performing Jimmy Buffett tributes and other summertime favorites. Finally, top off the night with the area’s largest fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
Manassas Celebration at Signal Hill Park
9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park; 703-335-8872; www.visitpwc.com
5-9 p.m.; free admission, $5 onsite parking.
Signal Hill Park will be holding the City of Manassas Park’s July 4 celebration. Bring the family for kids’ games and rides, musical entertainment, food and fireworks. Onsite parking is limited; shuttles will run to VRE station, City Hall and OmniLink stops along Manassas Drive.
Celebrate America! in Manassas
9101 Prince William St., Manassas; 703-361-6599; www.manassascity.org
4-10 p.m.; free.
Come out to the Manassas Museum for a beach party with live beach music for dancing and party music by Latitude at the Harris Pavilion on the Manassas Museum lawn. Boardwalk games will be set up offering prizes, along with rides, carnival foods, face painting and a red, white and blue hayride. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for one of Northern Virginia’s largest fireworks displays at 9:15 p.m. Parking available at Baldwin Elementary School and Metz Middle School
Town of Vienna Celebration and Fireworks,
120 Cherry St. S.E. and 1315 Ross Dr. S.W., Vienna; 703-255-7840; www.viennava.gov
11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 9:15-10 p.m.; free.
The Vienna Community Center on Cherry Street will be hosting magicians, antique car shows, music, food and rides for the whole family. Community organizations will have booths set up and the Vienna Police Honor Guard will present the colors at noon. Fireworks will be set off at Southside Park on Ross Drive promptly at 9:15 p.m.; spectator seating areas will open at 5 p.m. See www.viennava.gov for a map of available seating areas.
Reston Lake Fairfax Park
Time: Beginning at 9:15 p.m.
Town of Herndon Celebration
814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon; 703-787-7300; www.herndon-va.gov
6:30-10 p.m.; free.
The Herndon Community Center will be hosting a family fun-filled evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. Come out for a community kickball game, arts and crafts, sack races, bingo and other kid-friendly activities. Live musicians will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.; clowns and jugglers will perform as well. Hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes and cotton candy will be sold. The fireworks show, choreographed to music, begins at 9:30 p.m.
Celebration at Franklin Park
17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville; 540-338-7603; www.loudoun.gov/franklinpark
6-10 p.m.; $5 donation per person requested.
Enjoy a family-friendly night out with live music food, and a fireworks display at the park’s annual holiday celebration.
Celebration at Middleburg Community Center
300 W. Washington St., Middleburg; 540-687-6375; www.loudoun.gov/middleburgcc
6-9 p.m.; free.
Break out the swimsuits and floaties; the pool will be open from 11 a.m. onward. Music, games and contests will begin at 6 p.m. along with food being served. Fireworks begin at dusk!