Where to celebrate the Fourth of July in Northern Virginia

For families, there’s fireworks, games and crafts, and for the adult set, there’s beer and… more beer.

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This Fourth of July, families can take in a tried-and-true fireworks display in nearly any town or city in NoVA, or they can play holiday-themed games and make patriotic-inspired crafts. For adults flying solo this Fourth, there’s beer and, well, more beer (and some wine). Check out a full list of holiday events below, and find even more things to do right here.

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks
June 30-July 2

Make your weekend a luxurious getaway by booking an overnight stay at Airlie that includes a shuttle to the fireworks display at Great Meadow and a breakfast buffet on Sunday. // Airlie: 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton

Celebrate America
July 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Kids will enjoy making Independence Day-themed crafts and learning about American inventors at this Bealeton Library event. // Bealeton Library: 10877 Willow Drive N., Bealeton

All American Bar Crawl 2017
July 1, 1-9 p.m.

The Clarendon iteration of this bar crawl will take participants to Mister Days, Clarendon Grill, Bracket Room, Whitlow’s and more. The crawl is $25-$30 per person. // Clarendon

Fourth of July Craft Day at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum
July 2, 1-4 p.m.

Families can head to Fairfax Station Railroad Museum to create Fourth of July- and railroad-inspired crafts. // Fairfax Station Railroad Museum: 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax

Independence Day Celebration in Lovettsville
July 3, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Lovettsville’s celebration starts with its annual parade and concludes with a fireworks display. // Lovettsville Community Center: 57 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville

Red, White & Brew Fourth of July!
July 3-4

What is the Fourth of July without beer anyway? Celebrate right at Tysons Biergarten with 18 German and Belgian beers on tap, live music and games. // Tysons Biergarten: 8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons

Fourth of July at Salamander Resort & Spa
July 3-5

The Middleburg resort has a full weekend of activities planned, including a barbecue, pool party, geocaching, trivia and more. // Salamander Resort & Spa: 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg

Fourth of July Hometown Celebration, Parade and Fireworks
July 4, 8 a.m.

Great Falls will host a celebration that includes a 5K, parade and fireworks event at Turner Farm Park that begins at 6 p.m. // Great Falls Village Centre: Columbine Street and Walker Road, Great Falls

Ol’ Time Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Claude Moore will, of course, celebrate the holiday in a historically accurate fashion with pony and wagon rides, tours, games and music. // Claude Moore Park: 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling

Fourth of July in Paradise – Red, White and Rose!
July 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Not a fan of beer? Paradise Springs Winery closes early on the holiday, so stop by early for a glass. // Paradise Springs Winery: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton

Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks at Franklin Park
July 4, 2 p.m.

Franklin Park’s celebration starts at 2 p.m. with live music and food, and fireworks will kick off at sunset. // Franklin Park: 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 6 p.m.

Food trucks will be parked at Signal Hill for its fireworks display. // Signal Hill Park: 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas

McLean Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 6:30 p.m.

In addition to fireworks, McLean’s celebration will have live music and food. // Churchill Road Elementary School: 7100 Churchill Road, McLean

Falls Church Independence Day Fireworks and Celebration
July 4, 6 p.m.

Falls Church’s celebration will boast food trucks (Margaret’s Soul Food, Los Wingeez and more), live music from the Darby Brothers and fireworks at 9:20 p.m. // George Mason High School: 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

(Fourth of July Guide)

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