Celebrate July 4th near Fairfax homes.Come learn more about the history of the area, including some historic Fairfax homes, while celebrating our nation’s independence at the Fairfax Museum this 4th of July. Located at 10209 Main Street, the museum will be open to all from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests can come inside to take a look at interesting exhibits about the history of Fairfax. Celebrate not only the birthday of our country, but also the 24th birthday of this museum with cake and lemonade on the front lawn. Enjoy the sounds of Matthew Dodd as he presents “Songs of the Red White and Blue” on the lawn at 1 p.m. Everyone can return to their Fairfax homes, or other event in the city, with the patriotic songs dancing in their heads. Learn more at Historic Fairfax.

DC Metro Home Owners Have Fun on July 4th

In addition to the open house, those who call DC metro home can find many other events to celebrate the 4th of July nearby. The Independence Day Parade will take place from 10 a.m. until noon in downtown Fairfax. Tours of the Ratcliffe-Allison House will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Many superheros will be around on this special day. Come out to the Suntrust Parking Lot across from Fire Station #3 to meet and get pictures with all the favorites such as Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Ironman, Super Girl, Wonder Woman, and Captain America from noon until 1 p.m. There will also be a firefighter competition, food, drinks, and activities for the kids at 12:30 p.m. at the Old Fashioned Fireman’s Day at 4081 University Drive. There is much to do, get out, have some fun, and celebrate our country. Get more information at the city of Fairfax website.