Vienna to Host Rocking Independence Eve

Vienna to Host Rocking Independence Eve

An evening of entertainment and fireworks on Friday, July 3.

The Town of Vienna’s Independence Day festivities will take place on July 3 and 4. Due to vendor scheduling conflicts the Town’s usual provider, as well as many other companies, was unable to supply fireworks for this year’s July 4th show. For this reason, the Town has decided to provide an exciting show on the 3rd this year. In the future, the Town will handle the contract renewal and/or procurement for the fireworks in August of the preceding year, instead of the normal March time frame.

Rocking Independence Eve is the first event to kick off the Independence celebration. Residents will enjoy an evening of entertainment and fireworks on Friday, July 3, at Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Drive, SW. Starting at 7 p.m. enjoy the sounds of classic rock cover band, Fat Chance. The Little League Concession Stand will be open for food and beverages. Following the concert, the fireworks show with begin promptly at 9:15 p.m. at Southside Park. Seating will be available near the playground at Southside Park. Additional seating will be located at Yenoas Park.

The Town’s Red, White & Blue on the Green event will be held Saturday, July 4 from 12 – 5 p.m. Live musical performances by Difficult Run and the Vienna Community Band will be held on the Town Green. Additional activities include moon bounces, an antique car show, Optimist 50/50 raffle, and a kid’s pie eating contest. The American Legion will be providing BBQ and drinks.

New this year, the Town of Vienna will team up with the Vienna Inn for the “Inaugural Vienna Inn Chili Dog Eating Contest” on Saturday, July 4 from 12 – 2 p.m. $250 in grand prizes will be awarded to whomever can consume the most chili dogs in 15 minutes. Interested participants for this event are required to register in advance at the Vienna Community Center or the Vienna Inn for a fee of $20. Contestants must be 18 years or older.

Be sure to keep an eye out for road closures during the Independence Day Weekend events. Patrick Street, Patrick Circle, Ross Drive from Cottage to George Streets, and George Street from Cottage Street to Ross Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Also be aware that on Saturday, July 4 starting at 11 a.m., Mill Street will be closed from Maple Ave to Church St. For more information on the Fourth of July Weekend Celebration, please visit