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Front Row for Fireworks
Want to see fireworks without the mobs on the Mall? Grab a blanket and head to the suburbs. Here’s where fireworks will light up around Washington. By Rodger Nayak
Comments () | Published June 25, 2010
All fireworks are Sunday, July 4, unless otherwise noted.

VIRGINIA

Herndon: Kid-friendly Herndon is hosting its fireworks presentation at Bready Park at the Herndon Community Center. Events kick off at 6:30 with bounces, rides, games, races, arts and crafts, and even bingo. There’ll be a $2 charge for the moon bounces as well as some of the rides, and food items—hot dogs, hamburgers, and funnel cakes—will be available for purchase. Fireworks start at 9:30. Bready Park, Ferndale Ave. and Vine St.

Vienna: Events this year begin at 11 AM and include a performance by B2B, a Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band that also plays tunes by the Beach Boys and Charlie Daniels. A children’s stage features an afternoon magic show. Fireworks start at 9:15 and can be viewed from the neighboring Yeonas Park. Southside Park, Ross Dr. and Patrick St.

Alexandria: The City of Alexandria is combining its 259th birthday celebration with festivities marking the United States’ 232nd birthday. The event takes place Saturday, July 12, with activities for kids, vendors, a jazz performance, and more. Festivities get underway at 4. In keeping with the birthday theme, the mayor and other members of City Council will distribute a birthday cake starting at 8. Fireworks start at 9:30. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture—complete with cannons sounded by the United States Marine Corps—will accompany. Oronoco Bay Park, Madison St. and the Potomac River.

Fairfax: The football stadium at Fairfax High School is overrun with families and small children each Fourth of July—and for good reason: Dozens of booths with trinkets for the kids draw crowds, as do the kid-friendly bands and singing acts that come to perform each year. Festivities start at 7 PM July 3, and fireworks start at 9:20. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run.

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