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McLean fireworks arrive two days early due to staff shortages

For the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, the McLean Community Center will hold its annual Independence Day fireworks celebration – but two days before the traditional 4th of July.

The celebration will return to Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, on July 2. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at sunset, around 9:15 p.m. In case of bad weather, there is no rain date this year. Free entry.

Before the fireworks, which will be provided by Zambelli Fireworks, there will be musical entertainment by a local disc jockey and food trucks selling a variety of entrees and snacks.

A limited number of parking spaces are available at the school. Free shuttles will run to and from three satellite parking locations:

• Beginning at 6:30 pm, buses will depart from the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, and Churchill Elementary School, 7100 Churchill Road.
• Beginning at 7:00 pm, bus service will depart from St. Luke’s Church and School, 7001 Georgetown Pike.

Disabled-accessible buses will be available at all three sites.

Like several other fireworks vendors, including the City of Vienna, the McLean Community Center was unable to hold its event on July 4 this year due to a lack of available pyrotechnicians from fire vendors. artifice.