Leesburg Hosts 22nd Annual Independence Day Celebration
Festivities will begin with a downtown parade at 10 a.m. and will continue at 6 p.m. with two concerts and a fireworks show at Ida Lee.
The Town of Leesburg invites you to participate in its 22nd annual Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4.
Beginning at 10 a.m., the annual Independence Day Parade will be held through historic downtown Leesburg. The parade will start at Ida Lee Park, travel down King Street and conclude at Fairfax Street.
King Street will close to through-traffic at 9:30 a.m. in preparation for the parade. Downtown streets will re-open at approximately 11:30 a.m.
This year’s parade will feature the 5th Annual Patriot’s Cup Competition, sponsored by Leesburg Today. This award will go the best parade entry and winners will receive their names engraved on the Patriot Cup, which will be on display at Town Hall for the remainder of the year.
If you are interested in participating in the parade, entry is free! Contact Ida Lee Park Recreation Center by calling 703-777-1368.
Beginning at 6 p.m., Ida Lee Park will host the “Celebration in the Park.” The evening will start off with the Rob Byer Band, a mix of modern country sounds, followed by Faded Image, a rockin’ band from the Baltimore area that plays a mix of tunes from 80’s to country to classic rock.
A number of food vendors will be on hand including burgers, hotdogs, funnel cake and other culinary favorites.
The biggest bang of the evening begins at 9:30 p.m. when the largest fireworks show in the region will light up the sky. Choreographed to patriotic music, this light show is not to be missed.
Parking is available at the interior lots off Ida Lee Drive, and the festival field parking off King Street. The Town of Leesburg staff will work hard to insure that as many vehicles as possible are parked in the park, so attendees are asked to be patient while waiting to enter and exit. The town also reminds our guests to use designated cross walks.
Leesburg Fire and Rescue Volunteers will be on site to provide medical assistance if needed. Coolers and large bags are permitted but will be checked at gate entrances. Pets, alcohol, glass bottles and personal fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted. In the event of rain, fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5 at 9:30 p.m. No other activities will be rescheduled.