The Celebrate Great Falls float makes its way down Columbine Street during the a previous Great Falls Fourth of July parade.
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Great Falls Fourth
Great Falls begins its Fourth of July celebrations with a 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m. Great Falls Freedom Memorial.
From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be a blood drive at the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department.
At 9 a.m. babies and toddlers will have a chance to promenade at the Little Patriot Parade at the Village Centre Green. Awards for "Young George Washington," Little Miss Betsy Ross," and "The Star Spangled Family."
The little patriots will be followed by the Main Parade at 10 a.m. See the floats, horses, antique cars and pets making a loop in the Main Parade. Be sure to spot the winning floats for Best Neighborhood, Best Business and Best Organization.
After the parade, enjoy burgers, dogs and snow-cones along with music, field games and festivities on the Village Centre Green with your Great Falls neighbors. Festivities, food and fun will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Then, pack up the family and come tailgate with your neighbors at Turner Farm Park, 925 Springvale Road, Great Falls. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Live music, games, contests and food trucks will entertain until the Big Show gets underway just after dusk.
For more information, go to http://www.celebrategreatfalls.org.
Vienna Celebrates the Fourth with Festival and Fireworks
Food and family fun begins at 4 p.m. at Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Drive SW, Vienna.
Festivities kick off with the 2nd annual Vienna Inn Chili Dog Eating Contest. In two separate shows, Old Bay Circus Company, a hilarious and astonishing one-ring circus, will present lovely aerialists, giant unicycles, madcap juggling, and stunts that will thrill all ages.
In two separate shows, Old Bay Circus Company, a hilarious and astonishing one-ring circus, will present lovely aerialists, giant unicycles, madcap juggling, and stunts that will thrill all ages.
Kids' games and moon bounces will be on the upper fields, and the Little League concession stand will be open to fill bellies with delicious food and drink.
At 7 p.m. Vienna's own, Fat Chance will entertain with songs for all generations.
Fireworks begin at dark, approximately 9:30 p.m. at Southside Park, 1315 Road Drive SW, Vienna. Families are encouraged to bring blankets to enjoy the picnic atmosphere at the park. Seating available at Yeonas Park - Little League Concession will be open. Some seating will be available near the playground at Southside Park.
Several roads are typically closed during the July 4 fireworks event:
Ross Drive, from Cottage to George Streets
George Street, from Cottage Street to Ross Drive
For more information, go to https://www.viennava.gov/.