Add extra flavor to your Independence Day festivities this year.
By Mia Finley
There’s more than fireworks and burgers at these Independence Day food events.
4-10 p.m. Fourth of July celebrations start with a full hog barbecue buffet and tasting tables from multiple Virginia wineries and cideries. A dessert showcase from Jason Reaves ends the night on a sweet note. / Salamander Resort; 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg
Long Bridge Park
5-10 p.m. Arlington’s annual celebration of live music, fireworks and games returns this year with a food truck rally—soft-serve ice cream, gyros, banh mi sandwiches and more. Vendors include Salou Kaba, The Big Cheese and Mac’s Donuts. Check the website for a full listing. / Arlington Parks and Recreation; 475 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington
Old Bust Head Brewing Company
Noon-8 p.m. Old Bust Head Brewery partners with local vendors for a day filled with food and the release of its Apricot Wildcat IPA. There will also be root beer floats with local MooThru Ice Cream, Ocean Meets Land catering all day and live music by Save the Arcadian from 2-5 p.m. Wear something red, white and blue for $4 wine tastings by Vint Hill Craft Winery. / Old Bust Head Brewery; 7134 Lineweaver Road, Warrenton
Capitol City Brewing Company
10 a.m.-1 a.m. Specials include barbecued baby back ribs with a beer ($18). / Capitol City Brew; 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington
Noon-9 p.m. Preorder the BBQ Bag to-go, which includes four ready-to-cook pork chops, summer succotash, potato salad and fresh lemonade. Society Fair also offers a berry cobbler. Order online here. / Society Fair; 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria
All weekend. The butchery offers the Haute Dog and Original Burger packs: hot dogs or burger patties, fresh buns, house mustard, smoked mayonnaise, burger toppings and Island Sauce. Add-ons include pickled potato salad, coleslaw, fresh sausages and ribs. Preorder at 703-675-3550. / Red Apron; 8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax