There is no shortage of ways to celebrate the nation’s 242th birthday all around Loudoun—and it’s never a one-day event around here.
Brambleton gets the party started on Saturday and there will be parades, fireworks and concerts continuing through Wednesday night.
Here are the highlights:
Join the Red White and Bram celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 30 in the Brambleton Town Center. Enjoy music from Delta Spur and Kanye Twitty along with games, water slides and bumper cars. Food, beer and wine will be available for sale. General admission is $5 per person. See details at brambletonhoa.com.
Hillsboro is planning a special celebration, kicking off the construction phase of its long-planned Rt. 9 traffic calming project starting at 3 p.m. After that, the day will be filled local food, a beer and wine garden, free ice cream, live music, old-fashioned games and fireworks. Gather at the Hillsboro Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro
See details at oldstoneschool.org.
Also, on Sunday, Lansdowne Resort and Spa, at 44050 Woodridge Parkway, offers children’s activities, music from DJ Stacks, hamburgers and hot dogs, beer and wine for sale and a great fireworks show. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 4 to 12. For more information, go to destinationhotels.com/lansdowne-resort.
The Town of Lovettsville has a tradition of celebrating a day early. The town will hold its annual Independence Day Parade on Tuesday, July 3 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Hosted by the Lovettsville Community Center Advisory Board, the parade will include floats, tractors, go-karts, bicycles, fire engines and more. A replica Stanley Cup will also be featured in the parade to commemorate the Washington Capitals’ first ever championship and the town’s former name of Capitalsville.
For more information or to register a float, call 540-822-5284 or email email@example.com.
Enjoy the Star Spangled South Riding celebration on Tuesday, July 3, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the South Riding Golf Club, 43237 Golf View Drive. There’s a parade at 5 p.m. followed by music from the Reagan Years from 6 to 9:15 p.m. and fireworks after the concert. Beer, wine and food will be available for sale. Event is free and open to the public.
The festivities will begin with the Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4. The parade will start at Ida Lee Park, travel down King Street through the historic downtown, and conclude at Fairfax Street. The parade will feature the 11th Annual Patriot’s Cup Competition, sponsored by Loudoun Now, for the best parade float. The winner’s name will be engraved on the Patriot Cup and displayed in the Town Hall trophy case on the second floor. For more information, go to leesburgva.gov/july4th.
King Street will close to through traffic at 9:30 a.m. in preparation for the parade. Downtown streets will re-open at about 11:30 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., prior to the parade, the American Originals Fife and Drum Corps will perform at the intersection of King and Market streets.
In the evening, the fun continues at Ida Lee Park. Gates open at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., Party of Four will take the stage, covering ’80s and ’90s hits with their soaring four-part vocal harmonies. A full food court will be onsite with funnel cakes, ice cream, hot dogs, and other goodies.
Sponsored by Country Buick GMC of Leesburg, the region’s largest fireworks display will light up the sky beginning at 9:30 p.m. Choreographed to patriotic music, this light show is not to be missed.
Parking is available at the interior lots off Ida Lee Drive and the festival field parking off King Street. The town reminds guests to use designated crosswalks if walking to the park.
Coolers and large bags are permitted but will be checked at gate entrances. Pets, alcohol, and personal fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted. In the event of rain, fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5 at 9:30 p.m. No other activities will be rescheduled.
On the day of the event, check the Town of Leesburg Facebook page (facebook.com/LeesburgVirginia) and Twitter account (@TownofLeesburg) for weather updates.
Purcellville is set to hold its Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, July 4 from 12:30-2 p.m. The parade will run from Orchard Drive onto Main Street and Maple Avenue before ending at Loudoun Valley High School. The route will be closed to traffic from 12-2 p.m. and will feature a “quiet zone” along Main Street that restricts canon fire, sirens and loud music for families with small children or those with sensitive hearing.
The top three floats in this year’s parade will be selected by the Independence Day Parade Citizen Volunteer Group based on their adherence to the “stars and stripes” theme. The Purcellville Gazette will also be on hand to recognize the 2018 Liberty Cup winner.
For more information, contact Purcellville Volunteer Firefighter Donnie Embrey at 703-727-7191 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Events Specialist Hibah Salah at 540-751-2390 or email@example.com.
The Loudoun County celebration will be held at Franklin Park near Round Hill on Wednesday, July 4, from 2 to 10 p.m. Enjoy an evening of live music from Red, White & Blues, YazooZazz, Franklin Park Big Band and Zydeco-a-go-go, followed by fireworks accompanied by live music from Loudoun Symphonic Winds at 9:15 p.m. Parking is $10 per car and opens at 2 p.m. For details, go to franklinparkartscenter.org.