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34 Years of the Big Boom!

For the 34th year, Great Meadow hosts Northern Virginia's best fireworks show from its internationally acclaimed steeplechase course. Watch the entire course and property light up in magnificent patriotic colors! The show begins at dusk, lasts 25 minutes, and is accompanied by a musical score! 

Celebrate American Independence with an evening of family & friends, music, food, and fun! GATES OPEN AT 5PM

Image by Anthony Da Cruz


Enjoy the dazzling fireworks show with music to set the Independence Day mood.


Thrill of the Grill

Juicy burgers and perfectly grilled hot dogs with ice cream, drinks and more.

Hat & Tailgate Awards

Bring your Independence Day best and compete for most patriotic tailgate and most festive hat awards!

Family Fun

Enjoy back-yard style fun with corn hole toss, sack races, face painting and team tug-o-war.

Aerial Show

Turn to the skys and watch the Flying Circus Air Show with historic biplanes.

Polo Activities

Learn more about the sport of polo and join in the famous Twilight Polo Tug O’ War games.


The Great Meadow Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving open space in service to the community and to advancing equestrian sport. 

5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198


​Tel: 540-253-5000    ​

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