If you missed fireworks shows over the weekend, there are several opportunities to catch the skies light up on Wednesday (July 4):
The ninth annual Firecracker 5K for the Troops will take place in Reston Town Center from 8-10 a.m. This year’s event is sponsored by Leidos. Live music and post-race refreshments will be offered. The top three overall male and female finishers and the top three fastest team will also win cash prizes.
The Town of Herndon’s celebration on Wednesday brings live music, arts and crafts activities and family games to Bready Park (814 Ferndale Avenue) from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. No pets, fireworks, alcohol or grills are allowed.
Enjoy water slides, water games, magic shows and music at Vienna’s celebration at 7 p.m. in Yeonas Park (1319 Ross Drive). Fireworks begin at dark around 9:30 p.m. Sprinklers and sparklers will be available at the Vienna Community Center Grounds.
City of Fairfax
The celebration kicks off with a parade from 10 a.m. to noon in downtown Fairfax (4100 Chain Bridge Drive). When the sunset sets, the evening show will begin at Fairfax High School, featuring fireworks displays and on-stage entertainment.
A 5K race kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial. At the same time, an INOVA blood drive will run from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A patriot parade for babies and toddlers up to age five will begin at 9 a.m. at the Village Centre Green. The complete day-long lineup is available online.