Thursday, 04 Jul 2019 8:00 PM
Old Town Manassas, Train Depot & the Manassas Museum Lawn
Manassas Virginia Fourth of July Fireworks 2019
Celebrate Independence Day in the City of Manassas
The City of Manassas celebrates the Fourth of July with one of the largest fireworks displays and Independence Day parties in Northern Virginia. The annual event includes live music, an Apple Pie Baking contest, a watermelon eating contest, carnival rides, food, and more. The afternoon events begin with a bicycle rodeo. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes in patriotic colors of red, white and blue.
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Rain Date: July 5.
Getting to Historic Manassas
Location: Old Town Manassas, Train Depot & the Manassas Museum Lawn, 9431 West Street Manassas,VA
The city of Manassas is located near Prince William County, Virginia about 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC and a short drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Directions: From Washington DC, take I-95 South towards Richmond. Take Exit 152 North, Route 234 towards Manassas. Continue for 16 miles and turn right at traffic signal onto Dumfries Rd (Business 234).
Continue 3 miles north and turn right at traffic signal onto Prince William Street and go 4 blocks to West Street. The Train Depot and Museum is located at 9431 West Street.
Parking: The Manassas Museum parking lot as well as commuter Lot F at the corner of Main and Prince William Streets are reserved for handicapped parking. Plenty of free parking is available in the other commuter lots on Prince William Street, at Balwin Elementary School on Main Street, and at Metz Middle School on Wellington Road.
Manassas has the best fireworks display in Northern Virginia. Believe it.
Celebrate America this Independence Day in historic downtown Manassas.
Family-fun surrounds the train depot, Manassas Museum, and Harris Pavilion with great views of the best fireworks display in Northern Virginia! Bring out blankets and lawn chairs to claim your spot and enjoy all of the entertainment and fun going on. The fireworks show will start at 9:15 pm but there will be plenty of activities and contests before.
Unique bikes parade
The fun starts at 3 p.m. with kid’s rides in the water tower parking lot – Lot B – as well as a bicycle decorating contest in the Harris Pavilion. Children will ride in a parade around the pavilion showing off their unique bikes and prizes will be awarded for the most creative, most patriotic, and best overall bikes.
Apple pie contest
Next up is the apple pie baking contest at 4 p.m. Residents, visitors, and more are encouraged to show off their baking skill with delicious homemade apple pies. The pies will be judged by a group of city staff and residents looking for the City’s best apple pie.
Watermelon eating contest
Last in line for contests is the watermelon eating contest at 5 p.m. in the Harris Pavilion. What better way to cool down in the summer than a fresh piece of watermelon? The contest will be broken up into two age groups – 17 & under and 18 & older – as contestants show off how fast they can eat their watermelon. The children’s age group will have to finish a quarter of a watermelon while the adult group will have to eat an entire half.
Applications for all three contests can be found on www.visitmanassas.org and are due back no later than Friday, July 1.