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33 Years of the Big Boom!

For the 33rd 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



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


Thrill of the Grill

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

Hat & Tailgate Awards

Bring your 4th of July best and compete for most patriotic tailgate and most festive hat awards!

Family Fun

Enjoy family games, entertainment,  & activities prior to the dazzling  fireworks.


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

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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