4th of July in Prince William County

FireworksLooking for what to do to celebrate Independence Day this year? Here are a couple of ideas!

Know of something that we’re missing? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Remember, too, to be careful if you set off your own fireworks or sparklers, and that ONLY the type of fountains you can buy locally are legal.  Fireworks that shoot up into the sky (like you can purchase in neighboring states) are NOT legal in Virginia and Prince William’s Finest will come pay you a visit if you are found to be setting them off.

Dale City

The Dale City 4th of July Parade is huge (and maybe a little longer than it needs to be) but everyone has a good time.  Line up along Dale Boulevard between Beville Middle (where the parade begins at 10am) and the Commuter Parking Lot in Center Plaza (where the family fun festival is after the parade ends).  Family Fun Day festivities are priced individually, bring cash. Food/snow cones/drinks are typically available for purchase.


The Potomac Nationals will have a home game on July 4th ending with a fireworks display.  While many people set up across the grass outside to watch, your best view is from inside the game. Ticket prices vary, but be sure to order soon as it typically sells out. www.potomacnationals.com


The Manassas Museum will host fireworks at 9:15pm.  they are easily viewed from the hill near Grace Church on Wellington, if you don’t want to go into Old Town.  The Train Depot will host family-friendly activities from 3pm with food vendors beginning at 4pm.  Visit their website for additional information, including their “rooftop party” option, which seems priced more for those celebrating without the kids.

Manassas Park

Manassas Park Community Center hosts an annual 4th of July Celebration that starts at 5:30pm.  Free Shuttles will run from parking lots at the VRE and City Hall to Signal Hill Park where the festivities take place. Admission is free, but food trucks and treats are available for purchase. Fireworks will begin around 9:15pm.  Please be sure to visit their website for a list of prohibited materials and additional information.


The Lorton Workhouse will have their annual fireworks display on JULY 1, 2017! Live music begins at 7pm, food trucks are available for purchasing snacks/dinner, and admission is free, although parking is $20/vehicle. Vulcan Materials will run free shuttles if you don’t wish to park at the workhouse. Visit their website for details, including a VIP experience option.


MCB Quantico typically has a celebration.  If you are military, you can check out their website for details.


Everyone always asks about these. They are NOT open to the public, however. To get on to Dolphin Beach you need an MPOA pass.  If you live near Montclair and get to see some of them, you’re lucky! If you don’t live in Montclair, this isn’t an option.

Willing to Travel?

Virginia’s Tourism website has a great interactive map of fireworks, parades, and festivals if you’d like to drive!