2024 DC Area July 4th Events (Fireworks, Festivals & Parades)

July 4th events and fireworks are just around the corner for 2024 and the list of festivities is getting long!

There is so much family fun not only on July 4th but before and after too…all the way up to fireworks on July 8th!

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Here you’ll find great festivities including:

  • The biggest July 4th parade in Virginia
  • The biggest fireworks display
  • A baseball game with fireworks
  • Mostly free events

And plenty more so let’s dive in!

Don’t forget the Smithsonian Folklife Festival runs from June 26th through July 1st, so make sure to attend!

June 28th

Star Spangled Sterling

Sterling | Details | Free

4th of July celebration with PRCS

Star Spangled 4th

South Riding | Details | Free

A star spangled parade, plus live music and lots of food vendors.

Independence Day Fireworks

Mount Vernon | Details | $22 – $50

Family fun, fireworks and patriotic music over the Potomac. George Washington’s Mount Vernon Mansion will also be lit up.

June 29th

Workhouse Arts Center Fireworks

Lorton | Details | Free ($40 per vehicle parking)

Concert from The Radio Sparks band, fireworks, artist studios, family lawn games and activities, food trucks and more.

Independence Day Celebration

McLean | Details | Free

Enjoy music, food and fireworks. Free shuttles available.

Lake Fairfax Fourth of July Celebration

Reston | Details | Free

Enjoy the day around the lake, plus food trucks, a beer garden and live entertainment. Fireworks at 9pm. The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole waterpark will also be open 11am to 6pm.

Independence Day Fireworks

Mount Vernon | Details | $25 – $53

Family fun, fireworks and patriotic music over the Potomac. George Washington’s Mount Vernon Mansion will also be lit up.

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Independence Day Celebration

Manassas Park | Details | Free

Come to Signal Hill Park for food trucks and a great fireworks display.

O Say Can You Play

Tudor Place Washington DC | Details | $10-$15

July 2nd

Vienna Independence Day

Vienna | Details | Free

Fireworks begin at dark, plus live music, kids entertainment, games, food and fun. Come at 7:30 for more live musical performances.

July 3rd

Washington National’s Freedom Fireworks

Washington, DC | Details | 18+

Watch the Washington Nationals play and stay for the fireworks show.

July 4th

Festive Family 4th

Claude Moore Park Sterling | Details | Free

This celebration kids off at 10:30 and you can enjoy historic tours of the park, music, crafts, games, nature exhibits and more.

National Independence Day Parade

Washington, DC | Details | Free

Tons of entertainment on this parade incuding marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams and more.

This parade takes place on Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets.

Independence Day Parade

Fairfax | Details | Free

The parade begins at 10am and will feature 9 high school marching bands, inflatable parade balloons, floats, fireworks, clowns and more.

An American Celebration

Mount Vernon | Details | Included with admission

A variety of activities including meeting George Washington, made for daytime fireworks, watch a naturalization ceremony, musical performances, watch an 18th century bread baking process and more.

Capitol Hill Community 4th of July Parade

Barracks Row, Capitol Hill | Details | Free

Join in the traditional parade.

4th of July Hometown Celebration

Great Falls | Details | Included with admission

Bring the little ones in the morning for a Little Patriots Parade, followed by the Main Parade. More fun and fun as well. Starting at 6pm there is live music, games, food trucks and fireworks.

Herndon 4th of July

Herndon | Details | Free

Activities, bingo, family games, live music and fireworks.

Stars & Strips Rooftop Party

Manassas | Details | Free

One of the largest fireworks display in the Northern Virginia area. Rides for the kids start at 3pm, while other fun like face painter, caricature artist, food and more start at 4pm. More fun includes watermelon eating contest, bike decorating contest and pie baking contest. Fireworks at 9:15pm.

Fourth at The Wharf

The Wharf | Details | Free

Enjoy music, views and fireworks or grab the VIP experience for even more.

Howard County’s July 4th Fireworks

Columbia, MD | Details | Free

Enjoy 2 live music bands, followed by a 20-minute fireworks show. Food trucks available.

Frederick’s 4th of July

Frederick, MD | Details | Free

Celebrate Frederick County’s largest 4th of July celebration with 2 stages of entertainment, family friendly rides, activities, food and fireworks from 12pm to dusk.

Capitol Fourth Concert

Washington DC | Details | Free

This free concert is held on the west lawn of the US Capitol Building and has:

  • Military bands
  • Classical music orchestras
  • Celebrity rock & pop artists
  • Fireworks over the monuments

July 5th

Bladensburg Fireworks

Bladensburg, MD | Details | Free

Enjoy the 4th at Bladensburg Waterfront Park with live performances, rides and food for the whole family.

5th of July Fireworks at Ashburn

Ashburn | Details | Free

Enjoy fireworks at sundown over the lake. Live band at 6:30pm.

July 13th

Alexandria and USA Birthday Celebration

Alexandria | Details | Free

From 6 to 9:45pm, enjoy a live performance from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, fireworks, cupcakes, local vendors, live music and more. Multiple vantage points.

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