Best Places to Watch Fireworks in Northern Virginia: Fourth of July Celebrations

Northern Virginia is home to some pretty spectacular firework displays on the Fourth of July. If you're looking for the best places to watch the show, look no further! We've compiled a list of some of the most popular spots in the area. Plenty of towns all over NoVA have big plans, including parades, block parties, live music, and more. So grab a lawn chair, pack a picnic, and get ready to enjoy some amazing fireworks this Independence Day!

Here are just a few of the great places to catch fireworks in Northern Virginia:

Alexandria: Head to Waterfront Park for a fantastic view of the Potomac River and all of the fireworks that will be going off along the shore. You can also enjoy live music, food vendors, and more before the show. Old Town Alexandria fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on July 4.

Arlington: For a truly memorable experience, head to the Iwo Jima Memorial for an incredible view of the monuments and the Capital skyline. The fireworks will be reflected in the water, making for a beautiful and unique display.

 Fairfax: Celebrate Independence Day at George Mason University with a day filled with activities for the whole family. There will be food trucks, live music, games, and of course, a stunning fireworks display to end the night.

The City of Fairfax will combine children's activities, live music, and fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July. Everything kicks off with a big parade downtown at 10 a.m., so try to be near City Hall (10455 Armstrong Street in Fairfax) for the best vantage point.

Manassas: Historic Manassas will be starting their 4th of July celebration at 3 p.m. with block party-type activities. Games, concessions, and vendors will be all up and down the streets near the Harris pavilion. Fun community contests like the kids' bicycle decorating competition will take part throughout the day. 

Manassas Park: Signal Hill Park (9300 Signal View Drive in Manassas Park) is the site for the Manassas Park festivities this year. Free shuttle buses will be available from City Hall, and activities begin at dusk. There will be food trucks and games to keep everyone entertained, so get there early and find a good spot! You can also purchase rooftop access for VIP viewing of the city's fireworks here.

Vienna: Yeonas Park (1319 Ross Drive SW in Vienna) will host the Vienna fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on July 4. 

Winchester: Celebrate a day early with Winchester's Rockin' Independence Eve! Kids' activities will be scattered all around the Loudoun Street Mall, and live music will be playing throughout the day and night. Are you brave enough to enter the hamburger eating contest, or will you just relax in the beer garden? Either way, there is something for everyone at this day-long celebration.

Woodbridge: Have your fireworks with a side of baseball with the Potomac Nationals this year! $10 tickets get you into the all-you-can-eat picnic before the game. After the PNats face off with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, you'll enjoy a beautiful fireworks display, and kids can run the bases. What a great way to work off all of those picnic treats!

Reston Town Center: This popular spot will be hosting live music, food trucks, and of course, spectacular fireworks. The event is free and open to the public.

Tysons Corner Center: Another great option for those who want to enjoy some shopping along with their Fourth of July celebrations. Tysons Corner Center will have family-friendly activities during the day, followed by an impressive firework display in the evening.

Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion: For a more low-key celebration, head to Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, plus a chance to take a dip in the pool to cool off. The fireworks will start at dusk.

No matter where you go, you're sure to have a great time celebrating Fourth of July in Northern Virginia. So get out there and enjoy the holiday!

Know Before You Go

  • Most venues will allow picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Make sure to check though, just in case.

  • Fireworks can be very distressing to pets, and most large firework shows don't allow them. Your best bet is to leave your four-legged family members at home.

  • While some venues prohibit large coolers, insulated cooler bags are usually fine. Pack one with non-alcoholic beverages and stay hydrated!

  • This is just the tip of the iceberg – make sure you check with your local municipalities for shows that might be closer to you.

Have a blast this Fourth of July! And if you're in the market for a new home, be sure to give us a call. Jacobs & Co. will be happy to help you find the perfect place to call your own



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