4th of July Events Round-up

2009 July 1
by Chuck Shotton

A warm, sunny weekend in Leesburg promises to offer up a LOT of Fourth of July festivities. There are several evenings to catch fireworks around the area. And there are numerous community celebrations throughout the day on the 3rd and 4th.

Here’s a list of things on our calendar for the weekend.

Friday, July 3rd

Leesburg’s First Friday kicks off the weekend of celebration. Come stroll downtown Leesburg, visit with friends, and check out the new shops and old favorites. Starts around 6 PM and goes until 9.

Fireworks fans can start early with shows in several surrounding communities on Friday night.

  • Lovettesville Community Center, party starts at 6 PM with  fireworks start at 9:15
  • Lansdowne Resort, fireworks start after the concert which begins at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 4th

The real celebration starts with the Leesburg 4th of July Parade, which rolls down King St. from Ida Lee Park to the Safeway parking lot, starting at 10 AM. You can’t miss the inaugural appearance of Stanley Caulkins as a parade participant!


  • Leesburg: Ida Lee Park opens at 6 PM for music and fun prior to the fireworks display at 9:30. Word to the wise, the traffic afterwards is horrific through town and the fastest way to anywhere is to go the opposite way and take the bypass to wherever you’re trying to go.
  • Middleburg: all day at the Middleburg Community Center, with the serious party running from 6-9 PM.


  • Leesburg fireworks – 9:30 PM at Ida Lee Park. (Rain Date: July 5)
  • Franklin Park Fireworks Display—9:30 p.m. (Rain Date: July 5)
  • Ashburn Village Fireworks Display—9:30 p.m. (Rain Date: July 5)
  • Middleburg Community Center Fireworks Display—Dark (Rain Date: July 5)
  • Hillsboro Community Center Fireworks Display—Dark (Rain Date: July 6)

Sunday, July 5th

The Bluemont Concert at Dodona Manor is a good way to recover from the 4th. A relaxing picnic on the lawn seems like a nice way to spend the evening, starting at 7 PM.

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