Leesburg is a colonial town, where the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to a crowd in the courthouse square after its adoption in 1776. On this July 4, crowds will celebrate Independence Day as community groups and bands march past that same spot. 

         Independence Day in Loudoun is a multi-day celebration—this year it stretches a full week—marked by community parades, concerts and lots of fireworks.

         The biggest gathering will be in Leesburg, where thousands will line King Street for the annual parade at 10 a.m. and then return to Ida Lee Park in the evening for family fun, food, musical performances and the county’s largest fireworks display. That’s a recipe that will be served up in communities all across the county from South Riding to Hillsboro and Middleburg to Lovettsville. 

Red, White and Bram

Friday, July 28, 6-10 p.m.

Shreveport Drive, Brambleton

Details: brambletonhoa.com/rwb 

Brambleton gets the festive weekend rolling with live music, games and amusements, food trucks, beer and wine and fireworks. Tickets are $5 with a Bram Pass and $10 without a pass.

Star Spangled Sterling

Saturday, July 29, 6-9:30 p.m.

Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling

Details: loudoun.gov

This free community event includes live music, free hot dogs, crafts, games, moon bounces, a pie-baking competition, watermelon-eating competitions and fireworks.

Independence Day the Hillsboro Way

Sunday, June 30, 5-10 p.m.

Hillsboro Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro

Details: oldstoneschool.org

Join the Town of Hillsboro for a magical evening of games, food and drink, live music and fireworks.

Star Spangled South Riding

Wednesday, July 3, 5-9 p.m.

South Riding Golf Club, 43237 Golf View Drive, South Riding 

Details: southriding.net

The event starts with a parade from Town Hall to the golf club, followed by live music from Lucky Pocket at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15. Food and drinks will be available for sale.

Lovettsville Independence Day

Wednesday, July 3, 5:30 p.m.

Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville

Details: loudoun.gov/lovettsvillecc

A hometown parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m., followed by swimming, music and games at Lovettsville Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 and fireworks at 9:15.

Lincoln Community Parade

Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m.

Goose Creek Friends Meeting, 18204 Lincoln Road, Purcellville

This non-motorized parade runs from Lincoln Elementary school the meeting house where it’s followed by patriotic songs and readings, a pot luck and dessert competition and live music.

Leesburg Independence Day Parade

Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m.

King Street from Ida Lee Park to Fairfax Street, Leesburg

Details: leesburgva.gov

This beloved annual parade makes its way through historic downtown Leesburg featuring community groups and the fan favorite American Originals Fife and Drum Corps.

Harry Truman Independence Day Visit and Ice Cream Social

Thursday, July 4, 11:30 p.m.

George C. Marshall International Center, 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg 

Details: georgecmarshall.org

After the Leesburg parade, meet POTUS 33 and enjoy free ice cream pops at the home of Leesburg home of Truman’s Secretary of State George C. Marshall. Event is free and open to the public.

Leesburg Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

Thursday, July 4, 6 p.m.

Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg

Details: leesburgva.gov

The celebration continues in Leesburg with food trucks, music from The Free at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Pets, alcohol, glass bottles and personal fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted. 

Claude Moore Ol’ Time Fourth of July

Thursday, July 4, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling

Details: loudoun.gov/claudemoorepark

Celebrate with pony and wagon rides, music, crafts, nature exhibits, tours, carnival games, and a visit from Reptiles Alive. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 for ages 5 and up.

Purcellville Independence Day Parade

Thursday, July 4, 12:30-3 p.m.

Downtown Purcellville

Details: purcellvilleva.com

This small-town tradition features music, special effects and lots of patriotic fun.

Independence Day at Franklin Park

Thursday, July 4, 5-10 p.m.

Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville 

Details: franklinparkartscenter.org

Celebrate with live music from the Reagan Years and the Franklin Park Big Band, food vendors and fireworks. Admission is $10 per car.

Middleburg Community Center Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 6 p.m.

Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg

Details: middleburgcommunitycenter.com

The event kicks off with a children’s parade, followed by live music, children’s activities and fireworks.