Family Picnic & Fireworks begins at 6 PM and concludes with a patriotic fireworks display beginning at approximately 9:30 PM. Gates open at 4 PM; please arrive no earlier. Items placed in the event space prior to 4 PM will be removed. For your safety, please do not attempt to stand, sit or walk in areas marked as off-limits.
Building, Fitness Center, Willow Lake & Trail Closures
Sycamore House and The Lodge will be closed Friday, July 1st. In preparation of Family Picnic & Fireworks the Fitness Center, Willow Lake, and Grassland Grove Dog Park will not be accessible past 12 PM on event day. Additionally, some parking lot areas at The Lodge and surrounding trail segments will be blocked off.
Parking attendants, Loudoun County Sheriff deputies, and signage will clearly indicate areas available for parking around The Lodge and Grassland Grove Drive. Please do not attempt to park in the areas designated as off-limits. If vehicles are parked in prohibited areas, fireworks may be delayed and vehicles will be towed.
Entry, ID Check & Hand Stamps
Attendees must check in at The Lodge main entrance. Please have your e-tickets available to be scanned and IDs out. Attendees over 21 will receive a blue hand stamp and attendees under 21 will receive an orange hand stamp. This is a requirement of our ABC event license. To exit the event (or re-enter after initial check-in) please use the side exit near the bocce courts which will be monitored and clearly marked.
Your e-ticket(s) were emailed to you shortly after registering, located in the attachment of the transaction receipt sent from CivicRec. Tickets were sent to the primary account holder listed in CivicRec. If you cannot locate your tickets, please check your junk folder and/or check with other members of your family. Alternatively, you can log into CivicRec > Account > Transaction History > then locate the relevant Receipt. Each registered attendee has been assigned their own unique ticket; barcode will be scanned upon entry. Tickets must be presented for entry, either printed out or on a mobile device. Please turn up your phone brightness if presenting tickets on a mobile device! If your party is arriving separately, you must distribute the tickets accordingly. To efficiently serve attendees, staff cannot distribute tickets or act as a "will call" line.
Guest tickets may be purchased upon arrival: 4 guests per household at $5 per guest. Credit card payments only, please.
Grills, tents, pets, and sparklers are not permitted. Umbrellas (no larger than 6’ diameter), picnic blankets, and chairs are welcome. Items placed in the event space prior to 4 PM will be removed.
Food & Drink
Willowsford Kitchen will be offering hot dogs (with farm-fresh condiments) and hand-squeezed lemonade for purchase. In the mood for something sweet? Various vendors will be selling ice cream, shaved ice, taiyaki and more. That's not all... Tip-Top-Tap Truck will be pouring beer and hard seltzer for purchase. Credit card payments only, please. Attendees may bring their own picnic and beer/wine, also.
These will be available for use in the parking areas by the bocce courts and food/drink. Pool restrooms will be available only for residents using the pool and require a key fob to access. The Lodge, Fitness Center, and Boat House will not be accessible during the event.
Lodge Pool & Kayaks
Lodge Pool will operate from 11 AM until the conclusion of the fireworks display. Standard guest policy applies (max 4 guests/household at $3/guest). Pool capacity limits apply, and access may be denied if pool capacity is reached. Kayaks will not be open.
Inclement Weather Plan
Family Picnic & Fireworks will be held, rain or shine, at The Lodge on Friday, July 1st. If there is light rain or scattered showers, the fireworks may be delayed for a short period. In the case of high winds, lightning and thunder, the fireworks will be canceled, however, other activities will be moved to covered areas as much as possible and we will enjoy a holiday celebration on a smaller scale. We appreciate your understanding if the weather does not cooperate!
Forgot to Register?
Please do so quickly! Event registration ends promptly at 11:59 PM on Thursday, June 30th. Register using the "Kindly, Register Here" button below.