Have a July 4 blast
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Independence Celebration at Great Meadows
Independence Celebration at Great Meadows, Saturday, July 2, 4-11 p.m.; Great Meadows, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. Admission is $40 per car: includes fireworks display at dark, children's activities and exhibitions on the field. No tents, pets, grills, glass bottles or personal fireworks. Tickets: start at $35/car at Wegmans; $40/car in advance at www.greatmeadow.org/events/july-4th/; $40/car at gate. For more info. call: 540-253-5000. All purchases are considered a donation to Great Meadow Foundation, a 501k(c)(3) non-profit foundation, and are tax deductible to the full extent the law allows.
Monday, July 4
Celebrate Independence Day in historic downtown Manassas. Carry your lawn chairs and blankets, food concessions and novelty vendors begin at 4 p.m., fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.; Monday, July 4, 3-10 p.m.; Historic Downtown Manassas, 9431 West St., Manassas. No alcohol or open grills. No pets allowed. For more info. call: 703-361-6599. Free.
Signal Hill Park
Fourth of July at Signal Hill Park
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Signal Hill Park. Carry a blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the fireworks display, Monday, July 4, Signal Hill Park, 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park. Gates open 5:30 p.m. A free shuttle bus is available from the VRE station and city hall. For more info. call: 703-335-8872.
Fireworks light up the sky over Manassas and the cannon outside the Manassas Museum. Photo by Adam Goings
Potomac Nationals Fourth of July Fireworks Show
The Potomac Nationals will hold the team's annual Fourth of July fireworks show after the baseball game at Pfitzner Stadium, Monday, July 4; G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge. Gates open at 5 p.m. Game begins at 6:35 p.m. For more info. call: 703-590-2311. Tickets $16 for all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers and sides.
Independence Day Celebration Party
Enjoy music, food and fireworks on Monday, July 4, 6-10 p.m.; Dolphin Beach, 4398 Spillway Lane, Montclair. Food vendors available; music by Mutual Fun Band; fireworks display at 9 p.m. No alcohol or personal fireworks permitted.
Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center
Freedom Firecracker 5K
Freedom Firecracker 5K: family friendly event, wear your patriotic themed gear, 1 mile run/walk; Monday, July 4, 8:30 a.m.; Freedom Aquatics and Fitness Center, 9100 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas. There will be music and best costume. For more info. call: 703-993-8444. Registration fee.
Dale City Annual Independence Day Parade
The Dale City Annual Independence Day Parade starts at Beville Middle School, 4901 Dale Blvd., Woodbridge, at 10 a.m., Monday, July 4. Enjoy Family Fun Day festivities after the parade. Walker volunteers are needed. Free.
Mighty Marching Viking Fireworks Sale
The WSHS Mighty Marching Vikings Marching band will hold the annual fireworks sale; 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday, July 4; Woodbridge Senior High School, 3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge. Excellent selection, prices vary.