If you’re looking for a special place to celebrate America’s birthday, you don’t have to quest any longer: You’ve found it in The Watermark Hotel, set in the heart of Tysons Corner, Virginia just a stone’s throw from the nation’s capital!
Combining our upscale hospitality in the decked-out Capital One Center with the smorgasbord of Independence Day celebrations ready to hand, and you’ve got the perfect getaway for the Fourth of July courtesy of The Watermark.
Let’s survey some of the Fourth of July events going on throughout the National Capital Region—and remind you why our Tysons Corner, VA hotel makes the ideal base of operations for enjoying them!
Independence Day Events Near The Watermark Hotel in Tysons, VA
You’re truly spoiled for choices when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July calling one of our luxury Capital One Center residential suites here at The Watermark Hotel your home base.
Fourth of July Events in Washington, D.C.
After all, our perch in the D.C. metro area puts you just a hop, skip, and a jump from the high-profile happenings going down on and around the National Mall. Those include the National Independence Day Parade, underway along Constitution Avenue NW from 11:45 AM to 2 PM. Then there’s the A Capitol Fourth concert, free and open to the public on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and also broadcast live on PBS; the gates open at 3 PM on the Fourth.
The holiday evening in D.C. concludes with the Fireworks on the National Mall, which’ll start firing from both sides of the LIncoln Memorial Reflecting Pool a little after 9 PM.
The annual two-week Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which has been going strong since 1967, will also be underway during the Fourth of July stretch. This fantastic event produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage, which is held on the National Mall and free to attend, features two exhibits this year: Creative Encounters: Living Religion in the U.S., examining the country’s rich and diverse spiritual and theological makeup, and The Ozarks: Faces & Facets of a Region, considering both the physical and cultural geography of the Ozark Highlands.
Also on tap during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, per usual, will be plenty of live music, film presentations, and dancing courtesy of the Ralph Rinzler Main Stage. The extensive and varied lineup of performers for this year’s festival includes:
- Melissa Carper
- The Legendary Ingramettes
- MARK Harmony
- The Ozark Highballers
- Riyaaz Qawwali
- Carrie Newcomer
- YIVO Ensemble
- Big Smith
- Jake Blount
- No-No Boy
- Bomba Yemeyé
- Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
- Yasmin Williams
You can have a look at the complete schedule for the 2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival right here.
Fairfax, VA Independence Day Fun
There’s lots else going on in Northern Virginia, though, to mark the Fourth of July. Over in nearby Fairfax, Virginia, for example, you could take in some preliminary festivities leading up to the holiday itself: the Hometown Celebration on July 25th, for example, held at Veterans Amphitheater and featuring live tunes by the City of Fairfax Band, food trucks, and other fun, plus the Evening Show & Fireworks at Fairfax High School on the evening of July 2nd. On the Fourth itself, Downtown Fairfax will hold its Independence Day Parade (a tradition since 1967) from 10 AM to noon.
A Falls Church Fourth
On Sunday, July 2nd, Falls Church will have its own fireworks extravaganza at Meridian High School. Meanwhile, in past years the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society has presented a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Falls Church City Hall—it’s not clear, as of this writing, whether that event’s happening in 2023, but it’s worth keeping tabs on the Society’s website just in case.
Great Falls 4th of July Hometown Celebration & Parade
In Great Falls, meanwhile, you could attend the 4th of July Hometown Celebration & Parade on Independence Day from 8 AM to 12:30 PM at the Great Falls Village Centre.
Choose The Watermark Hotel for Your Fourth of July Accommodations in Northern Virginia
The above, to be clear, is only a sampler-pack of Fourth of July activities you could partake in as a guest of ours here at The Watermark Hotel. Needless to say, you won’t be hurting for things to do to mark the holiday.
That includes plenty of quality time hanging out in the rooftop village green of The Perch right here at the Capital One Center, where you can enjoy a sculpture garden, lawn games, the Starr Hill Biergarten, and live music and other entertainment at The Perch Amphitheater. Whether you’re looking to kick and relax in a greenspace setting on a lazy afternoon, or attend some evening fun and festivities in the beer garden and amphitheater, The Perch always has something or other going on, and it’s directly connected to our luxury hotel.
And you’ll have the very best in area lodgings thanks to our luxury accommodations, which range from our King Studio to our two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot Residential Suites. Outstanding DMV cuisine awaits at our on-site restaurant, Wren, whose izakaya-inspired culinary experience highlights the wonderful talents of Executive Chef Yo Matsuzaki and celebrates local ingredients. A meal at The Watermark Hotel’s Wren, not least the Izakaya chef’s tasting experience, is about as good as Fourth of July dining gets!
Lock Down Your Watermark Hotel Suite for the Fourth of July Today
We’re already deep into June, and the full-on summer pleasures of Northern Virginia are unfolding. That means it’s most definitely time to book your Fourth of July getaway to Tysons Corner, VA with premier accommodations at The Watermark Hotel. We can’t wait to shower you with our signature upscale hospitality, and serve as your launchpad for holiday celebrations throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. area: from fireworks displays and patriotic parades to the singular performances, exhibits, cultural demonstrations, and more presented at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Reserve your luxury residential suite at our Capital One Center hotel today, and we’ll see you for the Independence Day revelry this summer!