Here’s where to see Fourth of July fireworks across NoVA

From Arlington to Prince William County, there’s a nearby location for everyone to enjoy the bursts and booms of a nationwide celebration.

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You simply can’t miss the patriotic celebrations in NoVA this year. Read below to find out where to catch the dazzling Fourth of July fireworks shows near you.


National Fireworks
Catch the capital’s National Mall fireworks display without having to go into the crowded city. Fireworks will be held on July 4, beginning at an approximated time of 9:07 p.m., and ending at 9:27. Head to Long Bridge Park, the Air Force Memorial, Gateway Park in Rosslyn, Gravelly Point, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, key Bridge, the Pentagon Reservation or Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for the best views.


USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
The city plans to celebrate its own 270th birthday bash a week after the nation’s 243rd, giving residents the chance to enjoy fireworks elsewhere on the Fourth of July. Alexandria’s party will be held on July 13, and fireworks will begin around 9:30 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park. // 100 Madison St., Alexandria

City of Fairfax and Fairfax County

A Hometown Celebration
The city of Fairfax is celebrating Independence Day with a grand finale of fireworks, live music and kid-friendly activities on July 4, with the fireworks display kicking off at 9:30 p.m. // Fairfax High School: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax

Fourth of July Celebration
Run the city’s 5K in the morning and then rest up for the late-night fireworks show. Gates at Turner Farm Park open at 6 p.m., and the fireworks will begin at dusk on July 4. // 925 Springvale Road, Great Falls

Independence Day Celebration
Family fun at a familiar location, featuring food trucks, live music and a place to hang out while getting a good seat for the fireworks is happening July 4 at Langley High School. Gates open at 6:30 p.m and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. // 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean

Fauquier County

Fifth Annual Warrenton Town Limits
Kid-friendly activities, local vendors and armed forces demonstrations will precede the town’s firework display from across Route 211 on the Fourth. No exact time for fireworks has been announced, but expect them to begin around dusk. // Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility: 800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton

Wegman’s Great Meadow Celebration
A choreographed air performance, polo exhibitions and rocketry demonstrations are just a few of the activities before the fireworks fly in The Plains on July 4 at dusk. // The Great Meadow Foundation: 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains; $35


Fredericksburg’s July Fourth Heritage Festival
There’s a full day of events in Fredericksburg, and you can catch the fireworks afterward. Start grabbing your seats as early as 4:30 p.m. at Pratt Park ahead of the 9:30 p.m. show. // 120 River Road, Fredericksburg; or 2201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg

Falls Church

July 4 Celebration
Gather your blankets and chairs and head out for the fireworks on July 4, beginning at 9:20 p.m. Plus, there will be food trucks! // George Mason High School: 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Loudoun County

Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Bring your own picnic or grab a bite to eat from local on-site food vendors and get ready to dance the night away before the fireworks show featuring the Loudoun Symphonic Winds at Franklin Park. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. // 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville; $10 per car

Leesburg Independence Day Celebration
Gates open at 6 p.m. and live music for the holiday celebration will start at 6:30 p.m. at Ida Lee Park on the Fourth. Guests are encouraged to come early and hungry; a full food court will be on site, and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. // Ida Lee Park: 50 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg

City of Manassas and Prince William County

Celebrate America
As if you don’t have enough entertainment with the bike decorating contest and watermelon eating contest, bring your chairs to get the best seats of the night at the fireworks show, which will begin at 9:15 p.m. at Manassas Museum’s lawn. // Manassas Museum Lawn: 9101 Prince William St., Manassas

Fourth of July Fireworks
A celebration you won’t want to miss, the fireworks display at Signal Hill Park starts at dusk. Catch the shuttle bus from City Hall at 6 p.m. // 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park

Celebrate with the Potomac Nationals
Baseball, food, fireworks and fun … what more does a holiday celebration need? Fireworks will begin at the end of the game. // Potomac Nationals: 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge; Ticket prices vary

Rappahannock County

Fourth of July Celebration
Want to look at some antique tractors, get your kiddo’s face painted and hear some live music before the fireworks at dusk? They’ve got it all at Ben Venue Farm, and proceeds benefit the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department. // 98 Ben Venue Road, Flint Hill
$25 per car

Stafford County

Stafford’s Fourth of July Spectacular
At John Lee Pratt Park, there will be fun for all ages, with food and live music for adults and even a “Toddler Town,” for those who want to enjoy the festivities but might need earmuffs during the fireworks, which begin at dusk. // 120 River Road, Fredericksburg

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