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Annual Independence Day Celebration to Take Place in Leesburg

Downtown parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a free concert and fireworks at Ida Lee Park in the evening.

Post Date:06/24/2019 10:11 AM
4th of JulyLeesburg, VA (June 24, 2019) – The Town of Leesburg will host its 29th annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019. 

The festivities will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a performance by the American Originals Fife and Drum Corps at the intersection of King and Market streets. Sponsored by Toth Financial, this traditional military-style music group is a great way to kick off the patriotic celebration. 

At 10:00 a.m., the Independence Day Parade will begin at Ida Lee Park, traveling down King Street, through the historic downtown, before concluding at Fairfax Street. The parade will feature the Annual Patriot’s Cup Competition, sponsored by Loudoun Now newspaper, for the best parade float. The winner’s name will be engraved on the Patriot Cup and displayed in the Town Hall trophy case on the second floor. 

Please be aware that King Street will close to through-traffic beginning at 9:30 a.m. in preparation for the parade.  Downtown streets will re-open at approximately 11:30 a.m. 

In the evening, the fun continues at Ida Lee Park. Gates will open at 6 p.m. prior to a live performance by The Free, an upscale party band that blends modern style and rootsy charm, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A full food court will be onsite with funnel cakes, ice cream, hot dogs, and other goodies. The region’s largest fireworks display will light up the sky beginning at 9:30 p.m. and will be choreographed to patriotic music. 

Presenting sponsor for the Independence Day Celebration is Loudoun Medical Group. Parade sponsor is C2 Operations and fireworks sponsor is Country Buick GMC.

Parking is available at the interior lots off Ida Lee Drive and the festival field parking off King Street. Town of Leesburg staff will work hard to ensure 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 reminds our guests to use designated crosswalks if walking to the park.

Coolers and large bags are permitted but will be checked at gate entrances. Pets, alcohol, glass containers, and personal fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted. In the event of rain, fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5th at 9:30 p.m. No other activities will be rescheduled. 

On the day of the event, please check the Town of Leesburg Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LeesburgVirginia) and Twitter account (@TownofLeesburg) for weather updates. 

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Public Information Assistant
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781

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