4th of July Hometown Celebration, Parade, and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
5K, Parade and Hometown Celebration at Great Falls Village Centre, 8am – 1pm
Evening Fireworks at Turner Farm Park
Gates open at 6pm
Please consider a tax-deductible donation or sponsorship by becoming a “Friend of the Fireworks”. Learn more at our Friends of the Fireworks page.
8:00 am — 5K Walk/Run — Great Falls Freedom Memorial
The Great Falls Trailblazers are bringing the Annual 5K Walk/Run to our local trails. Join us at the Freedom Memorial on the Library grounds. From there, go off-road on the Lucy Hanes Trail, along Arnon Chapel and past Great Falls Elementary before heading back to the Freedom Memorial. Registration now open online. Runners may also register the day of the race, prior to 8:00 am.
8:00 am to 1:30 pm — INOVA Blood Drive — Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department
The Great Save Lives, Give Blood. Everyone who completes the donor screening procedure will receive a free Donor T-shirt! Photo ID required. Allow 1 hour for donor visit. See you there!
9:00 am — Little Patriot Parade — Village Centre Green (at the Gazebo)
Babies and Toddlers up to age 5 are welcome to parade their finest patriotic display around the Green. Awards for "Young George Washington," Little Miss Betsy Ross," and "The Star Spangled Family."
9am Registration at the Gazebo — 9:15am Little Patriot Parade start
10:00 am — Main Parade — Great Falls Village Centre
See the floats, horses, antique cars and pets making a loop in the Main Parade. Be sure to spot the winning floats for Best Neighborhood, Best Business and Best Organization!
Starts on Columbine Road & proceeds around the Village Centre Green
10:30 am to 12:30 pm — Festivities, Food & Fun — Village Centre Green
After the parade, enjoy burgers, dogs and snow-cones along with music, field games and festivities on the Village Centre Green with your Great Falls neighbors.
6:00 pm – Fireworks & Fun – Turner Farm Park
Pack up the family and come tailgate with your neighbors at Turner Farm Park. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Live music, games, contests and food trucks will entertain until the Big Show gets underway just after dusk.
Another great community event brought to you by the Celebrate Great Falls Foundation.
Have questions or interested in sponsoring or volunteering for this Great Falls tradition, please contact us through this form.