The 56th annual Independence Day parade will be celebrated this year on July 4. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. at 4100 Chain Bridge Road, rain or shine. The parade loops around Old Town Fairfax, along Chain Bridge Road, Main Street, University Drive, and Armstrong Street. Among the entries in this year’s parade are nine high school marching bands, large inflatable parade balloons, floats, and clowns. Enjoy music and dancing during the Evening Show at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfax High School Stalnaker Stadium, 3501 Lion Run. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no children's activities will be held this year. On-stage entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. with rockin' music, a few parade awards — and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display after dark.