ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Cities and counties across the country continue to bring back many traditional Independence Day activities that have been canceled or modified in the past two years. The 4th of July is approaching, so it’s time to learn about the 4th of July fireworks and festivities near you in 2022.
We’ve all got fireworks displays, parades, and festivals taking place in and around Del Rey so you can start planning your weekend.
Here’s what the store has in store for July 4th and the days around Del Rey:
When: Saturday, July 9, 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
This celebration marks Alexandria’s 273rd birthday and USA’s 246th birthday. A performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will be held alongside cakes, local vendors, live music, and fireworks displays at 9:30 p.m. Food truck vendors along Pendleton Street will include a Borinquen lunch box and Hard Times Café, Big Cheese Gourmet, A&B Soft Serve Ice Cream, and Snowie of Virginia.
The table is as follows:
- 6 PM – DJ One Luv . Show
- 7:30 p.m. – Mayor Justin Wilson announces; A poetic reading of Alexandrian poet Zina Azzam. Thanks and appreciation
- 8 p.m. – Distribution of birthday cakes by city council members
- 8:30 pm – Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
- 9:30 pm – Fireworks display at the grand finale
Aside from Oronoco Bay Park, fireworks viewing sites will include Center Canal Plaza; Rivergate Park, 2 Montgomery Street; Founders Park, 351 North Union St.; Waterfront Park, 1A Prince Street; Windmill Hill Park, 501 South Union St.; Fords Landing boardwalk, 99 Franklin Street; Jones Point Park, Jones Point D. George Washington Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan D.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to the event. Barbecues, pets, smoking, tents and large or hanging umbrellas are not permitted. If families are separated, a missing persons area will be designated at the city stage.
In case of bad weather, fireworks will only be rescheduled on Sunday, July 10, 9:30 PM
Event: Rosemont Citizens’ Association 4th of July Celebration
Where: Stadium at 600 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22301
When: Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The oldest 4th of July celebration in Alexandria dates back more than 50 years. This year’s event will see moon bounce, tank immersion, face painting, live music, games, a National Bike Decorating Contest and Pretty Kids Contest and food from the Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company food truck. Volunteers are required to register and assist with this event.
What: Workhouse Fireworks
Where: Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton
When: Saturday, July 2, 6 p.m.
This choreographed display of fireworks is the largest in the area before July 4th. The event will include a Night of Wonders show featuring Mark J. Meadows at 7:30pm. Tickets are required.
What: An American celebration in Mount Vernon
Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Expressway, Mount Vernon
When: Monday, July 4, 9am-5pm, fireworks during the day at 1pm
Visit Mount Vernon on Independence Day to meet George Washington, see fireworks during the day, see a performance by the National Concert Band, listen to 18th century music in the Upper Garden, enjoy baking from the 18th century baking process and more. At 11 am, the naturalization ceremony will see people from all over the world become US citizens.
What: Fireworks at the National Mall in the capital
Where: Fireworks will be fired from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
When: The show will run for 17 minutes on Monday, July 4th, starting at 9:09pm
There are many places in Virginia to see the parade, including Gravelly Point, Key Bridge, Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), and Holland Carillon. To get to the last three viewing points, take the Metrorail to Rosslyn Station and head south toward Arlington Cemetery. One of Arlington’s main fireworks viewing sites, the Air Force Memorial, will be closed Monday, July 4 due to the ongoing Arlington National. Cemetery expansion project.
What: The 42nd Annual Gala of the 4th Capitol
Venue: National Mall
When: The 42nd Annual PBS Capitol Gala will begin at 8 p.m. ET, with country music singer and four-time Grammy-nominated Mickey Gayton serving as event host from DCGuyton leading an all-star cast at a national evening of musical performances by top stars from Pop, Country, R&B, Classical and Broadway featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of first conductor Jack Everly.
The ceremony, broadcast on PBS, will culminate with live coverage of the fireworks display at the National Mall captured by several cameras stationed around the city.