Fireworks light up the sky across the street from the Old Waterford School in the Waterford. (Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)
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. Here is what is on tap for tonight and tomorrow.
Star Spangled South Riding
Wednesday, July 3, 5-9 p.m.
South Riding Golf Club, 43237 Golf View Drive, South Riding
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
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.
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
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
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
Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg
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
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.
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, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville
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
Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg
The event kicks off with a children’s parade, followed by live music, children’s activities and fireworks.