The City of Fairfax has planned a host of activities for Thursday, July 4, including a parade in historic downtown Fairfax, and music and fireworks at Fairfax High School.
Independence Day Parade — The 47th annual Independence Day parade steps off at 10 a.m. at 4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, rain or shine.
The parade loops around downtown Fairfax, along Chain Bridge Road, Main Street, University Drive and Armstrong Street. Among the entries in this year’s parade are eight high school marching bands from as far west as Nebraska and Minnesota to the City's own Fairfax High School Marching Rebels. Other parade entries include many large inflatable parade balloons, horses and clowns.
The Grand Marshal is the Honorable Quin S. Elson, a long time community activist and Fairfax Police Youth Club (FPYC) volunteer. The Honorable Elson is being recognized for his dedication and commitment to the community.
Old Fashioned Fireman’s Day — After the parade, watch area fire companies compete using firefighting and emergency techniques and equipment in the Old Fashioned Fireman’s Day from 12:30 p.m. to
5 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive. This event also features food, beverages and games.
Evening Show and Fireworks — As the sun sets, enjoy music and dancing during the Evening Show at 7 p.m. at Fairfax High School (3501 Rebel Run). The show will feature the 9 piece band GrooveLine (favorites from the 50’s to today’s current hits) and the City of Fairfax Band. A spectacular fireworks display will follow with a finale performance by GrooveLine until 10:30 pm. The rain date for the fireworks only is July 5.