Fairfax City: A Hometown 4th Celebration

Sat Jul 3, 2021
Various times
Downtown Fairfax

The 55th annual Independence Day parade starts the weekend celebration on July 3rd, stepping off at 10am at 4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, rain or shine.

The parade loops around downtown Fairfax, along Chain Bridge Road, Main Street, University Drive and Armstrong Street. Among the entries in this year’s parade are nine high school marching bands as well as many large inflatable parade balloons, floats and clowns.

This year the Evening Show takes place on July 4, with music and dancing at 6:30pm at Fairfax High School (3501 Lion Run).

Due to COVID restrictions, no children's activities are being held this year. But a spectacular fireworks display follows the music and dancing, when the sky darkens.

The rain date (for the fireworks only) is July 5.

Items that may puncture the synthetic turf, smoking, alcohol and animals (except service animals) are not permitted on the football field.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
Chillin' on Church
Historic Church St - 6:30 PM Pick
Movies in the Park
Virginia Highlands Park - 6:00 PM Pick
By the Seashore
Leonadus K. Plenty Amphitheater at Lee District Park - various times Pick
Fair Oaks Mall Carnival
Fair Oaks Mall - 8:45 AM
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM
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