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Fireworks in or near Broadlands

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by jmr0023, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. jmr0023

    jmr0023 Member

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    I am new to the community and was wondering if anyone knows of some good fireworks on July 4 near Broadlands. Ideally I'd like to be able to walk, but if not would like to go somewhere not too crowded so getting out isn't too tough as I have 2 small children.
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    neilz New Member

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    There's IDA LEE park in Leesburg, but you have to get there early in order to get good seats close in. Not to mention be very patient when trying to leave after them.

    Neil Z.
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    neilz New Member

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    Yeah .. unfortunately ... they started putting houses and school in that area !!



    Neil Z.
    Resident since 1999
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    So Ida Lee is pretty crowded, huh? If we don't care about being close, but want to see, does it matter when we get there? Also, how patient afterwards?

    Has anyone ever been to Reston or Herndon or Ashburn Villages and has info on those (crowd size, how long it takes to leave, where to go for view)?

    Our five-year-old wants to see the fireworks for the first time (always too scared before) and I'm trying to find a low-key event. I used to love Baker Park in Frederick but it's a trek and sounds like it's getting more and more crowded as well.

    --Joy
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    I saw that Dulles Town Center is having an event with fireworks on Saturday night.
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    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Ida Lee is always a great show. Other activities usually going on before the show. Nice slopping hill to sit on, and plenty of people to watch and celebrate with.

    Getting out of there takes a little while, but really isn't that bad. Need to be patient, but they are very organized to handle the crowd.
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    Wonderful, I was looking for them on Saturday night, but can't find any mention online. Do you remember where you saw this info? Thanks so much!!
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    esubscribe Gadget Freak!

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    Traci, Just a FYI ... I hope you realized this thread is 6 years old ... not sure if any of the information mentioned in this thread is valid anymore.
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    Thank you, I was so busy multi-tasking I didn't notice that!! :)
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    There is a pdf on the Loudoun County website. The pdf is flagged as "New", but when you open the pdf, it's 2011 Fireworks, dated May 27, 2010. I checked a couple of the dates and they match up, so I think 2010 is just a typo:

    http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=810

    Not on this list: Lansdowne Resort:

    "July 3rd Fireworks > Join us Sunday, July 3rd for a savory backyard BBQ in Riverside Hearth featuring your favorite summertime grillers, decadent desserts and a frosty beverage. Then, head out on to the terraces of Lansdowne to enjoy some relaxing music, summer fair-style dessert vendors, a cash bar and, after dark, FIREWORKS!"
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    2011 Ashburn Village 4th of July Celebration

    Join Ashburn Village Residents and celebrate Independance Day!

    10:30am / PARADE
    Decorate your bikes, wagons or strollers, dress in your patriotic best and come join the parade! Route starts at Fincastle Field and ends at the Sports Pavilion.

    11am-4pm / POOL PARTY
    Party features inflatables, dunk tank, Live DJ and concessions. Party is free for Residents and $5 for Guests.

    DARK / FIREWORKS & LIVE MUSIC
    Come enjoy 'E3" formerly know as the rock band "Everything" most notable for their hit song "Hooch". The band will be playing an hour before the fireworks and half and hour after! Estimated start time for music is 8pm. Fireworks will be set off at the Lakes Recreation Center.

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