Leesburg to Host Annual Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Event SignageLeesburg, VA (June 21, 2023) – The Town of Leesburg will host its 33rd annual Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4. Due to the event, A.V. Symington Aquatic Center will be closed all day to the public. Ida Lee Park Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. to noon.

At 10 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. 

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 12:30 p.m. 

In the evening, the fun continues at Ida Lee Park. Event gates will open at 6 p.m. prior to a live performance by Old Skool Cleveland, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A food court will be onsite with festival foods, funnel cakes, ice cream, hot dogs, and more. One of the region’s largest fireworks displays will light up the sky beginning at 9:30 p.m. choreographed to music. 

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 5 at 9:30 p.m. No other activities will be rescheduled. Every effort will be made to hold the event on its scheduled date. The start time of the fireworks may be adjusted to avoid incoming rain and/or severe weather.

Please be advised that you should expect heavy traffic throughout the Town before and after the evening celebration and fireworks. Attendees are asked to be patient while waiting to enter and exit parking areas. In addition to Ida Lee Park, additional parking options for the event include the Town of Leesburg parking garage, the county parking garage and the Pennington Lot. The Town also reminds our guests to use designated crosswalks. 

Sponsors for the Independence Day Celebration are Country Buick GMC, AAA Tire and Auto Service, Loudoun Credit Union, Savage Pest Warfare, Harris Teeter Delivery, Wegmans Food Markets, Morven Park, and State Farm – Cynthia Michitsch Agency.

Please visit www.idalee.org, the Town of Leesburg Facebook page, Instagram (@townofleesburgva), and Twitter account (@TownofLeesburg) for event updates. 

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Assistant Public Information Officer