Monday,
July 4, 2022

9:00AM - 12:30PM
Great Falls village Centre

6:00pm - 9:30PM
Turner Farm

A Free Community Event

4th of July Hometown Celebration & Fireworks

Join us as we celebrate the 4th of July throughout the day!

Morning festivities kick off with the Little Patriots Parade, followed by the Main Parade around the Village Centre.  After the parade, head to the Village Green with your kids for food and fun!

In the evening, we will see you at Turner Farm for the main event.  Gates open at 6pm for live music, games and food trucks.  The fireworks start once it's dark - about 9pm.

How to get more involved:
- Register to participate in the Main Parade (free)
- Purchase booth space at the Hometown Celebration
- Sponsor the Fireworks (packages start at $500)
- Purchase premium viewing for the Fireworks ($150-$250)
- Donate to the Fireworks
- Volunteer at the morning or evening festivities

We are able to continue this hometown tradition thanks to donations and sponsorships.  We would love your support!

Fireworks Sponsorships & Donations

Schedule of Events

Village Centre

8:00am - 9:00am: Trail Blazer 5K

8:00am - 2:00pm: INOVA Blood Drive

9:00am - 9:30am: Little Patriot Parade

10:00am - 10:30am: Main Parade

10:30am - 12:30pm: Festivities, Food, and Fun

Turner Farm

6:00pm - 9:00pm: Live Music, Games, Food Trucks, and Family Time

9:00pm - 9:30pm:  Fireworks (approximate)

Event Details

Little Patriots Parade - 9:00am

Register at the Gazebo at 9am;  Parade begins at 9:15am

Calling all babies thru kindergartners (and siblings)!  Dress up in patriotic attire and walk or be pulled in a decorated “ride” around the Village Green.  Awards include Young George Washington, Miss Betsy Ross, Little Liberty, Best Decorated Wagon, Best Curly Hair, and Most Entertaining. Don’t miss this Great Falls tradition since 1955!

Sponsored by the Women's Club of Great Falls

Main Parade - 10:00am

Village Centre Loop

Grab a spot around the Village Centre parking lot loop to view the horses, antique cars, local clubs and organizations, fire trucks, and more.  The parade begins on Columbine St, before turning onto Walker Rd and entering the Village Centre near Wells Fargo, and then hugging the lower outer loop.  Judges will be across from Pio Pio to award the top participants!

Register to participate in the parade!

Hometown Festivities - 10:30am

Village Green

After the parade, grab a snow cone, cotton candy, popcorn, or a slice of pizza as you chat with neighbors.  Check out the commemorative merchandise, and enjoy the day as kids have fun on the inflatable slides and bounce house!

Note: Activities do not open until the parade is over.

To purchase booth space for your business ($300) or local nonprofit / youth organization ($50), click here.

Fireworks Festivities - 6:00pm

Turner Farm

Pack up the family and come tailgate with your neighbors!  Gates open at 6:00 pm.  Bring a picnic blanket and some lawn chairs.  Enjoy the live music, games, contests, and food trucks.

Fireworks Display - 9:00pm

Turner Farm

Once the sun sets, the fireworks display will begin!  That's typically close to 9:00 pm.  Sit back and be awed by the huge explosions of beautiful lights.  Enjoy the show!

Maps

The Main Parade in the morning will follow the blue arrows.  Bring your lawn chairs and grab a spot along the loop!  If you are participating in the parade, note where to meet at the red arrows.

Main Parade Route

In the evening, head to The Turner Farm at 925 Springvale Rd and follow the signs for the appropriate parking. The yellow circle denotes the safety perimeter from which the fireworks will be ignited.

Fireworks Parking

Support the Fireworks

Your generous donation of money and time has made the Fireworks a highly anticipated community tradition. We couldn't do it without you!

Friends of the Fireworks

This event is sponsored solely by individuals, groups, families, organizations, and businesses in Great Falls.  We need your help to continue this hometown tradition!  Please consider contributing to the Friends of the Fireworks.

Sponsorships & Donations

Volunteer

We need lots of volunteers to make this event happen!  Whether you'd like to join the Fireworks committee or volunteer a couple of hours of your time at the morning celebration or fireworks, we would greatly appreciate your help!  Tweens and older can earn community service hours.  No experience necessary!

Volunteer