Event returns for its 34th year at the 374-acre park in a spectacular setting.
THE PLAINS, VA — Great Meadow, located in Northern Virginia, is bringing back its famous fireworks show and activities for the 34th year on Sunday, July 2. Gates open at 5 p.m. with family games such as corn hole toss, sack races, face painting, tug-of-war, and additional games and entertainment. The Flying Circus will provide an exciting air show and there will be polo exhibitions and hat and tailgate competitions with prizes for the most creative. Bring a picnic or purchase food on-site. There will be food trucks and a beer garden. The extraordinary fireworks display gets underway at dusk.
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs (no umbrellas or tents, unless in reserved tailgate spaces). Great Meadow, a beautiful 374-acre park, is also known as the home of the Virginia Gold Cup races.
General admission tickets are $50 per car (up to five passengers) in advance or $60 at the gate. Special tailgate packages, VIP passes, and bus passes are also available. Go to gmjuly4th.com for information on tailgate packages and to purchase tickets in advance. Event is rain or shine, no refunds. Please leave pets at home.
“We are excited to celebrate Independence Day early this year, before the actual Fourth, and be able to enjoy vintage planes in addition to our many other family-friendly activities,” says Natalie Epstein, chairman of the board at Great Meadow. “Great Meadow has become known as the perfect place to enjoy award-winning fireworks and our beautiful setting. This is a great venue for families, friends, and neighbors to be able to get together outdoors.”
Great Meadow (5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains, VA 20198) is located just 45 minutes west of Washington, D.C., in Northern Virginia. To get there from Washington, D.C., take I-66 West to The Plains exit (Exit 31). Turn left at the end of the ramp onto The Plains Road (Route 245 South) and follow signs to Great Meadow, which will be on your left.
For more information on Great Meadow, visit greatmeadow.org.
Photos by Tony Gibson.
Posted on: June 15, 2023