Alexandria, VA City Birthday Fireworks At Night

USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration

Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 8:45 p.m.

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 272nd and the USA’s 245th birthday on Saturday, July 10, with a performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra ending with a Grand Finale fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. To limit crowds and prevent the spread of COVID-19, this year’s fireworks display has been repositioned to be visible from multiple vantage points along the Potomac River waterfront from Canal Center Plaza to Jones Point Park. To further reduce crowds, the event will not include the distribution of birthday cake or cannon support from the 3d United States Infantry Regiment. Please note the later than usual start time of 8:45 p.m. The full program will also be broadcast virtually at

Program Schedule:

  • 8:45 p.m.–Opening and Welcome

Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.)

  • 9 p.m.–Performance by Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.)

  • 9:30 p.m.–Grand Finale fireworks display

Vantage points: 

·        Canal Center Plaza (Center Canal Plaza)

·        Rivergate Park (2 Montgomery St.)

·        Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.)

·        Founders Park (351 North Union St.)

·        Waterfront Park (1A Prince St.)

·        Windmill Hill Park (501 South Union St.)

·        Fords Landing boardwalk (99 Franklin St.)

·        Jones Point Park (Jones Point Dr.)

·        George Washington Masonic Temple (101 Callahan Dr.)

Please leave pets at home and be mindful of your neighbors by refraining from smoking at this event. In case of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 11, at 9:30 p.m.

Visit for more information, or call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.

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