After missing a year of Fourth of July celebrations due to the pandemic, Loudoun County’s traditions of marking the nation’s birthday will commence this weekend and continue through July 4, including fireworks and parades.
The Purcellville Hometown Independence Day Parade will be held on July 3 at noon. This year’s parade route will start at Blue Ridge Middle School on East A Street, turning left onto South Maple Avenue, left onto East Main Street and left onto South Nursery Avenue, concluding at Emerick Elementary School.
Franklin Park and the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center host “Red, White & Blue Bike Parade and Family Movie Night” July 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. Parade participants can bring bikes and other wheels (scooters, wheelchairs, strollers, wagons) to a decorating workshop at 6:30 p.m. All materials will be provided. Workshop participants should register for activity 463761-01 at loudoun.gov/webtrac.
The parade will start in the swimming pool parking lot at 7:30 p.m. Select prizes and snow cones will be handed out after the parade. Families can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic to the back lawn of the Arts Center where a family-friendly movie will be projected on the outside wall. Movie tickets are $3 and can be purchased online, or call the Arts Center at 540-338-7973 for more information. Franklin Park is located at 17501 Franklin Park Drive in Purcellville.
On July 4, there will be an all-day, family-friendly celebration at Franklin Park beginning at 11 a.m. with the pool, food trucks, outdoor activities, games, inflatables and more. Music is provided by DJ Bifocals with patriotic tunes during the fireworks which start at approximately 9:15 p.m. 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville.
The July 4 festivities will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a performance by the American Originals Fife and Drum Corps at the intersection of King and Market streets sponsored by Toth Financial.
Leesburg’s Independence Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Ida Lee Park, traveling down King Street and concluding at Fairfax Street.
At 6 p.m., gates open at Ida Lee Park for a celebration with music, food and fireworks.
Celebrate the 4th in Middleburg with an all-day family-friendly event at the Middleburg Community Center which kicks off at 11 a.m. and includes live music. The day will end with fireworks. More information can be found at middleburgcommunitycenter.com.
Sterling Community Center hosts the annual “Star Spangled Sterling” July 2 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Sterling Middle School track field. The evening features food trucks, a DJ, children’s activities, including an obstacle course, and a family-friendly movie followed by fireworks. Attendees are urged to park in the school’s lot and make their way to the track field. Sterling Middle School is located at 201 W. Holly Avenue in Sterling Park. The event is free. Call 703-430-9480 for more information.
The Old Time 4th of July Celebration at Claude Moore Park runs from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on July 4. There will be music, crafts, nature exhibits, historic tours, carnival games and more. Food available for purchase. Register in advance at 571-258-3700. 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling.
Fireworks around Loudoun – all begin at dusk
South Riding Fireworks Display, 43237 Golf View Dr., Chantilly.
Belmont Country Club Fireworks Display, 19661 Belmont Manor Ln., Ashburn.
Sterling Park Golf Fireworks Display, 333 South Sterling Blvd., Sterling.
Greens at Willowsford Fireworks Display, 41085 Willowsford Ln., Aldie.
Lansdowne Resort Fireworks Display, 44050 Russell Branch Pkwy, Ashburn.
Waterford Fireworks Display, 40266 Water St., Waterford.
Concert and Fireworks at Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg. leesburgva.gov.
Franklin Park Fireworks Display, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville.
Middleburg Fireworks Display, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg.