Family Picnic & Fireworks Info

Willowsford’s 5th Annual Family Picnic & Fireworks is this Saturday, June 29th at The Lodge and we couldn’t be more excited to see you all there! Join family, friends and neighbors for a joyous gathering in the spirit of community to celebrate our Nation’s birth. Below are a few things you should know.

EVENT ENTRY begins at 4 PM and concludes with a patriotic fireworks display.  Please arrive no earlier than 4 PM. Chairs and other items dropped off before 4 PM will be removed. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 PM. FOR YOUR SAFETY, please do not attempt to stand, sit or walk in areas marked as off-limits during the fireworks event.

PRE-REGISTRATION is now closed. Residents who pre-registered may pick-up their wristbands beginning Wednesday, June 26th through Friday, June 28th at the facility closest to your home (Sycamore House or The Lodge). Wristbands are required for all attendees. Residents who did not pre-register may do so at the registration tables beginning at 4 PM the day of the event.

ID CHECK upon entering will be required for all residents and guests. Please make sure to bring your ID. A 21+ wristband must be worn by all attendees 21+.

GRILLS, TENTS & PETS are not permitted. Chairs and other items dropped off before 4 PM will be removed. 

PARKING attendants, Loudoun County Sheriff deputies, and signage will clearly indicate areas available for parking around The Lodge, as well as Grassland Grove Drive. Please DO NOT attempt to park in the areas designated as off-limits, such as Braddock Road and the roped-off section of Grassland Grove closest to the fireworks set-off location. If vehicles are parked in prohibited areas on Grassland Grove, the fireworks may be delayed and your vehicle will be towed.

PORTABLE RESTROOMS will be available for use in the parking lots near the bocce courts and fitness center. Pool restrooms will be available ONLY for residents using the pool. The Lodge and Boat House will be CLOSED during the event.

THE LODGE POOL will be open to residents and their guests during the event.  The pool will remain open until shortly after the fireworks show to accommodate those enjoying the fireworks from the pool area. Standard guest policy applies (4 guests/household at $3/guest). Pool party space rentals are not available. Pool capacity limits apply and access may be denied if pool capacity is reached. 

KAYAKS & CANOES will NOT be available after 2 PM on event day. 

BEER & WINE will be available for purchase.  

FOOD will be available for purchase from the following food trucks:
  • Hammerdown BBQ
  • Parallel Winery 
  • Killer Tomato
  • Red Hook Lobster
  • Coyote Grill
  • Flavour
  • Anita’s Frozen Cotton Candy
  • The Ice Creamery
  • Golly Waffles

FACE PAINTING by artists from SparkleLynn will wow the crowd with their beautiful paintings and glitter tattoos.

Family Picnic & Fireworks will be held, rain or shine, at The Lodge on Saturday, June 29th. 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, beer and wine service and other activities will be moved to covered areas and we will enjoy a holiday celebration on a smaller scale. We appreciate your understanding if the weather does not cooperate!
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