2011 July 4th Events & Fireworks in North Virginia

North Virginia celebrates Independence Day with several events across the counties. Check out the following July 4th celebrations and stay tuned for more.

Independence Day in historic Mount Vernon

The hometown of America’s first President, Mount Vernon hosts a vibrant event for July 4.The Independence Day celebrations include patriotic fireworks over the Potomac River, wreath laying ceremony, visit from the “first” first couple, General and Mrs. Washington.

Admission: Adults, $15.00; children ages 6-11, $7.00; and children under 5 are admitted free. All events are included in regular Estate admission.

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, VA 22309
Monday, July 04, 2011 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Website www.mountvernon.org

City of Fairfax Independence Day Parade & Evening Show

This year commemorates the 45th annual City of Fairfax Independence Day Celebration and celebrates the 50th year of Town of Fairfax being incorporated as the City of Fairfax in 1961. The Independence parade starts at the downtown Fairfax Historic District at 10a.m. and concludes at noon – The largest and the best free hometown parade in Northern Virginia. The parade includes balloons, floats, historical vehicles and more. An evening show and fireworks at the Fairfax High School follow the event at 7p.m. (Rain date: July 5 – for fireworks only)

Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA 22030
Date(s)/Time: Monday, July 04, 2011 (7:00 PM-10:30 PM)
Phone: (703) 385-7858
 Website www.fairfaxva.gov 

 July 4th at Sperryville

Join Rappahannock County in a family-friendly July 4th event hosted at Sperryville. Along with fireworks against the Blue Ridge Mountains, guests can anticipate live music, food, activities for children’s and several public safety and non-profit displays and demonstrations.

Thornton Hill Race Course
4137 Sperryville Pike
Sperryville, VA
Date/Time: Monday, July 04, 2011 (1:00 PM-10:30 PM)
Phone: (540) 987-8124
Website www.sperryvillefire.com

A Salute to America – July 4th celebrations in Fredricksburg

A family-friendly event awaits you and the family at Fredericksburg with plenty of games, crafts and a patriotic ceremony. Celebrate July 4 at Ferry Farm, where first president, George Washington spent his boyhood years.

Historic Kenmore Plantation & Gardens
1201 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Date(s)/Time: Monday, July 04, 2011
Phone: (540) 373-3381
 Website www.kenmore.org

4th of July at George Washington’s Ferry Farm, Stafford

Take a historical trip to yesteryears as you participate in Independence Day events at Ferry Farm – the place where America’s first President George Washington grew up. Partake in a delightful read of the Declaration of Independence. Young Americans can experience the joy of writing with a quill pen, along with participating in hands-on, 18th century chores, crafts and games. For your convenience, trolleys run regularly from the Fredericksburg festival.

1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22555
Date/Time: Monday, July 04, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Phone: (540) 658-8681
Website www.ferryfarm.org/events.html

4th of July Childrens’ & Pets Parade, Warrenton

 20th Annual Independence Day Parade for Children and Pets will be hosted at historic Old Town Warerentown. Children decorate in American colors of red, white and blue and march down Main Street and meet Uncle Sam. Fire trucks to climb aboard, treats for the pets, and sno-cones for the children following the parade. The parade line up begins at 9.30am. at 5th Street .

Downtown Main Street
Warrenton, VA 22186
Date(s)/Time: Monday, July 04, 2011 (10:00 AM)
Phone: (540) 349-8606
Website:  www.historicwarrenton.org 

Other July 4th celebration events in North Virginia

Middleburg Community Center
300 W Washington St
Middleburg, VA 20117
Date(s)/Time: Monday, July 04, 2011 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Phone: (540) 687-6375
Website www.loudoun.gov/middleburgcc

Claude Moore Park/Lanesville Heritage Area
21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Rd
Sterling, VA 20164
Date(s)/Time: Monday, July 04, 2011 (10:30 AM-3:00 PM)
Phone: (571) 258-3700
Website www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorepark

Annual City of Alexandria Celebrations

On July 9th at 4p.m., Alexandria celebrates its birthday along with America at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., located at the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton, and Madison Streets. Partake in free fun for the whole family that includes an array of activities for children and  a breathtaking concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Fireworks at dusk. (Rain date for fireworks: July 10/9.30p.m.)

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