The Fairfax County Park Authority presented its Lake Fairfax fireworks spectacular on Saturday, July 2, to celebrate Independence Day. Pyrotechnicians discharged the explosives over the water shortly after 9:30 that evening as their finale to a food and family fun day at the park.
The Town of Herndon launched its 4th of July fireworks display Monday evening, July 4, from the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. The discharge site offered multiple strategic viewing settings throughout the town, one directly over the historic "Edwardstone" or the Braedy House. It is located at 920 Vine Street, across the street from the golf course, and depending on where one stands on the sidewalk; streetlights do not impact the view.
Herndon's first mayor, Isaiah Bready, built the two-story, gable-roofed, three-bay dwelling in the 1870s, according to the town's 1987 Historic Architectural Survey. The view from the sidewalk facing the expansive clear-cut lawn and the dark stone of the residence provided a skyline foundation to ground the colorful fireworks against the dark sky.