July 4, 2017
The celebration kicks off at 4 p.m; Fireworks at Southside Park 9:30 pm
Yeonas Park & Southside Park
1319 Ross Drive SW, Vienna, VA 22180
Town of Vienna 4th of July Celebration
A circus show, chili dog and pie eating contests, moon bounces, and live music are all on tap for Vienna’s July 4 celebration at Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Drive SW. Of course, a fireworks display will provide the booming exclamation point to the fun-filled evening.
The celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. Monday, July 4, with the 2nd Annual Vienna Inn Chili Dog Eating Contest. Last year’s champion Thomas Jung finished 11 chili cheese dogs in just 15 minutes. Do you have the stomach to vie for the $250 grand prize package? You must be 18 to enter the contest. The entry fee is $20 and only 10 seats are available. To register stop in at Vienna Parks and Recreation offices at 262M Cedar Lane or the Vienna Inn. At the Old Bay Circus Company shows, at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., spectators of all ages will enjoy an astonishing one-ring circus that features lovely aerialists, giant unicycles, madcap juggling, and breath-taking stunts.
Festival attendees can also take part in kids’ games and jump themselves silly in moon bounces. The “Field of Dreams” a fun, interactive obstacle course for kids of all ages and kids at heart will be set up on the baseball diamond until 7 p.m. Each base and running path will feature fun activities like dizzy bat, tire run, and lily pad leap. At 7 p.m., Vienna-based Fat Chance will perform classic rock tunes. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Vienna Little League concession stand beginning at 4 p.m.
Last, but certainly not least, the fireworks display will launch about 9:30 p.m. from Southside Park at 1315 Ross Drive SW. Seating opens at 7 p.m. and is available primarily at Yeonas Park; limited seating is available at Southside. Bring chairs and blankets; lawn chairs are prohibited on the baseball fields at Yeonas Park.