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The city sponsors an annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration at George Mason High School:
7124 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22046
Music starts at 7 p.m. with a live performance by the Beach Bumz. Fireworks start at 9:20 p.m. Seating is available at Jack Gambill Athletic Fields or the Northern Virginia Graduate Center Parking Lot. In the event of rain, the event is scheduled for July 5 at the same time and location.
The event is free to the public. Blankets and flat-based chairs are allowed for seating on the field. Food and drinks will be sold on site, but alcohol, smoking, glass containers, fireworks, and pets are not permitted.
Also, don’t miss the Independence Day Readings of the Founding Documents of the Nation will be held at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall (300 Park Ave.). Hosted by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS), this annual event allows us to focus on the meaning of Independence Day with a review of the issues of the times and the reading of the important documents that created the basis for our democracy and freedom.
Parking will be restricted within City limits near George Mason High School so that emergency vehicles can use residential streets. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, the following streets will have parking restricted to one side of the street only:
Gates to the school campus will open at 6 p.m. Parking will be available on campus on a first-come, first-served basis. Handicapped parking will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the school campus. Enter from Haycock Rd. and show your placard; officers will direct vehicles.
Traffic restrictions will also be in place after the show. Visitors are asked to heed police officers directing traffic:
No left turns at the intersection of W. Broad St./Rte. 7 and Haycock Rd./Shreve Rd.
No left turns out of the school campus onto W. Broad St./Rte. 7.
No left turn out of the school campus onto Haycock Rd.
No right turn out of the Metro entrances onto Haycock Rd.
When traveling on Haycock Rd. towards Great Falls St., no turn onto Grove Ave. or Highland Ave.
How to Get There
The best ways to get to the high school for the celebration are the West Falls Church Metro or walking. Drivers are reminded to heed towing warnings in shopping centers and business parking lots; towing is usually enforced by the property owners or businesses. Parking also not allowed along Broad St./Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike, Haycock Rd., and other major arteries in the area.