4th of July Northern Virginia 2022 Events


Lots of 4th of July Northern Virginia Events around Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, and Loudoun. I've organized it by location but let me know in the comments if I missed any!

Table of Contents:

  1. Fairfax County
  2. Arlington County(aka spots to see DC Fireworks)
  3. Alexandria City
  4. Loudoun County
  5. 4th of July Kids Gear


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Fairfax 4th of July Northern Virginia Events

  1. Fairfax City Parade at 10 AM on July 4th and Fireworks on July 5th
  2. Town of Vienna Fireworks Changed to July 1, 2022
  3. Lake Fairfax Park Fireworks and Family Fun on July 2, 2022
  4. Workhouse Lorton Fireworks on July 2, 2022
  5. Town of Herndon 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks on July 4th
  6. McLean Community Center 4th of July Celebration July 2nd
  7. Mount Vernon: An American Celebration on July 4th (no fireworks)
  8. And if you are looking for a party spot for an outdoor party at a local park, here are some fun ideas in the area.

Arlington Spots to View DC Fireworks

The Netherlands Carillon is the only spot I've tried, pre-kids! (but you do have to park far and maybe walk 0.5 to 1 mile). But Stay Arlington has a great blog post with 5 spots to view the National Mall Fireworks from Arlington! It includes lots of details plus Instagram posts from those spots.

Alexandria City Fireworks

  1. USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration - July 9th. I went once pre-kids and this is a great fireworks show without the National Mall crowds. Although it can still get crowded so recommend going earlier.


Loudoun County 4th of July Northern Virginia Events

  1. Star Spangled Parade at South Riding - July 1st (kids can dress up their bike, wagon, stroller or car to join!)
  2. Leesburg Concert and Fireworks on July 4th and Parade at 10 AM
  3. Purcellville Independence Day Parade 11 AM on July 4th
  4. Dirt Farm Brewing 4th of July
  5. (For next year) Hillsboro Independence Day Fireworks June 26th

4th of July Kids Gear from Amazon

Thought these light-up necklaces are cool for kids while waiting for fireworks.

And these Potato Sack Race Bags are fun for a backyard party. Comes with headbands and prize medals too!