Five Days of Fireworks: Celebrating Independence in Loudoun

In Loudoun, America’s birthday party starts tonight and continues through Tuesday. There are holiday event planned across the county. Here are some highlights.

Friday, July 1

Star Spangled South Riding

5-9 p.m.; South Riding Golf Club, 43237 Golf View Drive, South Riding. Details:

The afternoon starts with a parade, followed by music from the popular ’80s tribute band The Reagan Years and fireworks at 9 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for sale. No outside alcohol or pets.


Saturday, July 2

Hillsboro Independence Day Celebration

3 p.m.; Hillsboro Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Details:

The event kicks off at 3 p.m. with a parade followed by children’s activities, fireworks and live music from the Franklin Park Big Band and Joey and The Waitress.

Food wine and beer will be available for sale.


Lansdowne Celebrates America

3 p.m.; Lansdowne Resort and Spa, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg. Details:

Activities start at 3 p.m., with live music from Gonzo’s Nose from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by fireworks. Parking is $10 and food and beverages will be available for sale. No outside alcohol or coolers

Sunday, July 3

Lovettsville July Third Celebration

5:30-9:15 p.m.; Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville. Contact: 540-822-5284

The event kicks off with a parade down Broad Way and Loudoun St., followed by games, food and music at Lovettsville Community Center at 6 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.

Waterford Potluck and Fireworks

6 p.m., Bond Street Tanyard, Waterford. Details:

The Waterford Citizens Association hosts a community potluck dinner and pie baking contest followed by fireworks at dark at the Water Street Meadow.

Monday, July 4

Leesburg Independence Day Parade

10 a.m., King Street, Leesburg. Details:

The parade starts at Ida Lee Park and moves down King Street to Fairfax Street. The American Originals Fife and Drum Corps return this year, along with entries from community groups and individuals.


Waterford Independence Day Parade

11 a.m., Factory Street, Waterford. Details:

This old-fashioned parade features lots of kids on bikes and scooters, tractors, horses and the occasional surprise. Parade is followed by hot dogs, remarks and songs at the Bond Street Tanyard.


Claude Moore Ol’ Time Fourth of July Celebration

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Contact: 571-258-3700

Celebrate an old-fashioned 4th of July with pony and wagon rides, music, crafts, nature exhibits, historic tours, old-time and family games, and a show from Reptiles Alive. Food will be available for purchase. Cost is $5 per person ages 5 and older. Free for children 4 and younger.

Purcellville Independence Day Parade

12:30 p.m.; downtown Purcellville. Details:

Enjoy tractors, fire trucks and more at this favorite small town parade. Route starts at Emerick Elementary School and heads down Main Street to Loudoun Valley High School.

Independence Day at Franklin Park

2-10 p.m.; Franklin Park Arts Center. Details:

Doors open at 2 p.m., followed by games and activities. Music starts at 6 p.m. with Red, White & Blues Band, Eli Pafumi and The Franklin Park Big Band. Fireworks start around 9 p.m., accompanied by tunes from the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Cost is $10 per carload.

Fourth of July in Middleburg

6 p.m.; Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Contact:

This annual family-oriented celebration starts with a parade, then games at the community center ball fields and fireworks at dark.

Ida Lee Park Concert And Fireworks

6 p.m.; Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive NW, Leesburg. Details:

This annual event features a full food court with funnel cakes, ice cream, burgers and hot dogs, music and the region’s largest fireworks display. Personal fireworks, alcohol and pets are prohibited.

Tuesday, July 5

Ashburn Village Fireworks

7 p.m.; The Dock at Ashburn Lake, Ashburn. Details:

The evening starts with music from the 7th Son of WV, followed by fireworks at dusk.

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