Fourth of July Fireworks, Festivals, Fairs, and Family Fun 2014

Rain or shine, we’ve found a great list of fun activities for the whole family to try this Independence Day! Fireworks, festivals, and more are in the Washington area this Fourth of July so bring the family out to try something new!



Washington, DC


Annapolis Fourth of July Parade

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: Begins at 6:30 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Downtown Annapolis

Phone: 410-263-7958

Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 4, 2014

Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Montgomery County – Capital Region 

Times: Gates open at 5 p.m. Be sure to enter at Chestnut or Dalamar Streets (the Perry Parkway entrance will be closed). Entertainment will begin 7 p.m., and fireworks will start at dusk.

Phone: 301-258-6350

Fireworks Cruises in Annapolis & Fireworks Cruises in Baltimore

Date: July 3-4, 2014

Taking guests out on the water to watch area fireworks displays is one of Watermark’s specialties, and 2014 brings several opportunities to view a dazzling fireworks show in both Annapolis and Baltimore. It is recommended that you book your tickets early to guarantee the best seat in town for watching fireworks, as these cruises tend to sell out quickly.

Phone: 410-268-7601×100

Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 7pm-10 pm

Location: Inner Harbor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Baltimore City –  Central Maryland

Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The event will showcase music by Electric Brigade and other performers starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater on Pratt and Light Streets. At 9:30 p.m., Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will kick off the multicolored fireworks, which can be viewed from several locations downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, and Harbor East.

Phone: 1-877-BALTIMORE

Old-Fashioned July 4th Picnic/Celebration/Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: Begins at Noon

Location: Carroll County Farm Museum

Westminster, Maryland 21157

Carroll County – Central Maryland 

Celebration includes onstage entertainment, children’s games, fireworks, and food and crafts for sale.

Phone: 410-386-3880

Towson Fourth of July Parade

Date: July 4, 2014  

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Towsontown Blvd & Bosley Ave

Towson, Maryland 21285

Baltimore County –  Central Maryland 

Celebration of America’s birthday with bands, clowns, marching units and military.

Phone: 410-832-2190

Fireworks Over The Bay

Date: July 3, 2014

The Town of Chesapeake presents “Fireworks Over The Bay” on the day before Independence Day. You and your guests are invited to take a walk on the Bay Front Boardwalk, search for sharks’ teeth at Bay Front Park, and visit the nature-filled scenic “Railway Trail.” The water park is open until 9:30 p.m. and offers a fun and unique way to enjoy the annual fireworks display!

July 4th Celebration: Festival and Fireworks

Date: Friday, July 4, 2014

Time: 5:00 PM -10:00 PM

Fireworks at Dusk

Rain date: Saturday, July 5(Fireworks Only)

Inclement weather line: 410-313-4451

Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: 11765 St. Linus Dr.

Waldorf, Maryland 20602

Charles CountyCelebrate Charles is a family-friendly Independence Day event with live music, food, amusements and fireworks.


4th of July Fireworks at Sandbridge Beach

Date: July 4, 2014

Location: Sandbridge Beach

Sand Bend Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Region Hampton Roads

Locality Virginia Beach City

Phone: (800) 822-3224

Fourth of July Fireworks – Williamsburg

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center

101 A Visitor Center Drive

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Phone: 1-800-447-8679: (757) 229-1000

Fireworks at Ida Lee, Leesburg, Virginia

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – Parade

6:00 PM – Concert at Ida Lee Park

9:30 PM – Fireworks

Phone: 703-777-1368

Location: 25 West Market Street

Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Liberty Celebration

Date: July 4, 2014- July 6, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Yorktown Victory Center

200 Water Street

Yorktown, VA 23690

Phone: (757) 253-4838

Culpeper Independence Day Celebration

Date: July 4, 2014

Location: Downtown Culpeper

Main Street, Davis Street, and Yowell Meadow Park

Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone: (540) 825-8200

Fourth of July at Lewis Ginter

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Richmond, VA 23228

Phone: (804) 262-9887

4th of July at Ferry Farm – George Washington’s Boyhood Home

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Ferry Farm

268 King’s Highway

Falmouth, VA 22405

Phone: (540) 370-0732

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Phone: (703) 780-2000

Celebrate America

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Old Town Manassas

9431 West Street

Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: (703) 361-6559

Independence Day Celebration at Bogati Bodega & Vineyard

Date: July 5, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Bogati Bodega & Vineyard

35246 Harry Byrd Highway

Round Hill, VA 20142

Phone: (540) 338-1144

Rockin’ Independence Eve

Date: July 3, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Old Town Winchester

1 North Loudoun Street

Winchester, VA 22601

Phone: (540) 722-7576

Alexandria, Virginia Fireworks 2014

Date: July 12, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association at the Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House

221 King Street

Phone: (703) 746-3301

4th of July in Fairfax, Virginia 2014

Date: July 4, 2014

Times and Locations: Independence Day Parade: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fairfax Historic District. Buses will run from 8:30-10:30 am & 12:30 pm-1:45 pm from George Mason University, Woodson High School and Fairfax United Methodist Church.

Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day: 12:30 p.m. 4081 University Drive, Firemen’s Competition, refreshments and games.

Musical Entertainment & Fireworks: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA. Live performances include the City of Fairfax Band and Grooveline. Public parking is not available at Fairfax High School. Shuttle buses will be available from 6 – 11 p.m. at Woodson High School. Rain Date: July 5 – Fireworks only

Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., along the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton and Madison Streets.

Falls Church Fireworks and Live Music

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: George Mason High School

7124 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, Virginia

Herndon Fourth of July

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Herndon Community Center

814 Ferndale Ave

Herndon, VA

Rides open at 5:00 pm. Music, crafts, bingo, games at 6:30 pm. Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Phone: 703-787-7300

Vienna Fourth of July

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Location: Vienna Community Center

120 Cherry Street Southeast

Vienna, Virginia

Arts and crafts, food, live music, vendors, and games. Celebrations start at 11 a.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at Southside

Reston Fourth of July

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 9:15 pm

Location: Lake Fairfax Park

1400 Lake Fairfax Dr.

Reston, Virginia

Phone: (703) 471-5415

Washington, DC

National Independence Day Parade

Date: July 4th

Time: 11:45 AM

Location: Constitution Avenue and 7th Street

A Capitol Fourth Television Performance

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Locaton: Live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

Annual Independence Day Organ Recital at Washington National Cathedral

Date: July 4, 2014

Location: Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW

Washington, DC

Event parking will be in effect all day on July 4—$10, cash only, upon entry into the garage.

Phone: 202-537-6200

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Phone: 703-780-2000

Post Fireworks 4th of July show with 19th Street Band

Date: July 4, 2014

Time: 8:30 pm – 12 am

Location: The Hamilton Live

600 14th St NW

Washington, DC

Celebrate Fourth of July at Salamander Resort & Spa

Date: July 4, 2014

Location: 500 N Pendleton Street

Middleburg, VA 20117

Phone: 866-938-7370

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Date: Now Until July 6, 2014

Location: National Mall

900 Ohio Dr SW

Washington, DC 20024

Independence Day Family Ice Cream Social

Date: July 4, 2014

Location: 1644 31st St. NW

Washington, DC

Phone: 202-965-0400

For more ideas, see last year’s list

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