2022 DC Area July 4th Events (Fireworks, Festivals & Parades)

July 4th Fireworks are just around the corner for 2022 and the list of festivities is getting long! There is so much family fun not only on July 4th but before and after too.

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!

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Don’t forget the Smithsonian Folklife Festival runs through July 4th so make sure to attend!

Through July 31st


Washington, DC | Website | Free

See a display of bubbles choreographed to classical music con the hour from 1pm to 7pm through the end of the month.

June 24th – 25th

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.

July 1st

Bladensburg Fireworks

Bladensburg, MD | Details | Free

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

Star Spangled 4th

South Riding | Details | Free

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

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.

Star Spangled Sterling

Sterling | Details | Free

4th of July celebration with PRCS

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July 2nd

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.

National Mall Fireworks

Washington, DC | Details | Free

Fireworks right on the National Mall.

Lake Fairfax Fourth of July Celebration

Reston | Details | Free ($10-$15 for parking)

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

Workhouse Arts Center Fireworks

Lorton | Details | $20 – $120

Enjoy a performance from Mark G. Meadows beginning at 7:30, incuding music from Stevie Wonder, Mark G. Meadows and others. Followed by fireworks.

Independence Day Celebration

McLean | Details | Free

Enjoy music, food and fireworks. Free shuttles available.

July 4th

Independence Day Parade

Fairfax | Details | Free

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

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.

Celebrate America

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.

4th of July at Signal Hill Park

Manassas Park | Details | Free

Food trucks and a great fireworks display.

Independence Day Parade

Dale City | Details | Free

The biggest 4th of July Parade in Virginia. Family fun day from 12 to 2pm with music, moon bounce, pony rides, food, games and much more.

4th of July Sunset Sail and Firework Viewing Party

The Wharf | Details | $68.50-$89.10

Sail along the Potomac River at sunset, learn about the history of the ship and watch the fireworks along with a champagne toast.

Washington National’s Game + Fireworks

Washington, DC | Details | 18+

Watch the Washington Nationals play against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park and stay for the fireworks show.

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, familiy friendly rides, activities, food and fireworks from 12pm to dusk.

July 5th

2022 Independence Day Celebration

Fairfax | Details | Free

Come for games, food, activities and live performances, and of course…fireworks!

5th of July Fireworks at Ashburn

Asburn | Details | Free

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

July 9th

Alexandria and USA Birthday Celebration

Alexandria | Details | Free

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

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