Celebrate America

Celebrate America

July 4, 2014

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Old Town Manassas


Free to attend

Celebrate America this Independence Day with one of the largest fireworks displays in Northern Virginia! It’s an all-American party in Historic Downtown Manassas, sponsored by the City of Manassas and Historic Manassas, Inc.!

The party surrounds the Historic Downtown train depot, the Harris Pavilion and the Manassas Museum. There will be great rides for the kids starting at 3 p.m. The rest of the fun, including food concessions, novelty vendors and live entertainment will begin at 4 p.m.

Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come early to get the best seats on the Manassas Museum Lawn for the firework display at 9:15 p.m.!

Enjoy the sounds of the Nitehawks playing at 7 pm on the Manassas Museum Lawn.



If you love baking and think you have what it takes to bake the best pie in Manassas, Virginia, this is the competition for you! Judging will take place on July 4th from 4 pm to 6 pm. Winners will be announced at the Harris Pavilion at 6 p.m.

First Place: $100 Historic Downtown Manassas Gift Card

Second Place: $75 Historic Downtown Manassas Gift Card

Third Place: $50 Historic Downtown Manassas Gift Card

Apple pie contest applications are closed for this year. 

Watermelon Eating Contest

Starts at 5 pm in the Harris Pavilion. We are willing to accept late applications; up until 3 p.m. on July 4th.

Children’s Bike Rodeo

Have your kids decorate their bicycles in Red, White & Blue! Prizes for best decorations will be given out. The bike rodeo starts at 3 pm at the Harris Pavilion. We are willing to accept late applications; up until 2:45 p.m. on July 4th.


The Parking Garage will not be available for parking for safety reasons. Parking will be available on the streets surrounding Historic Downtown and in the Commuter Parking lot, located on Prince William Street.

This is a public, outdoor event. No alcohol or open grills. Though we love pets, with thousands of people expected to attend and the loud noise from the fireworks, it is best to leave your pets at home.

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