Leesburg, VA (July 6, 2012)
– The Town of Leesburg’s annual Independence Day Parade
was held Wednesday, July 4, 2012, through the historic downtown. Spectators of all ages filled King Street to see patriotic floats, animals, classic cars and more.
The parade featured the 5th annual Patriot Cup
competition, sponsored by Leesburg Today. This year’s winners were the “Patriotic Pedalers” a group bicycle entry comprised of the Klemm and Smith families of Leesburg (pictured at right). This competitive category is awarded to the top patriotic entry, with the winners’ names to be engraved onto the Patriot Cup. The Cup will be on display at the Leesburg Town Hall.
Despite sweltering temperatures, the evening concert and fireworks at Ida Lee Park
saw large crowds, with 22,000 in estimated attendance. With a variety of food vendors on-hand, live entertainment by the Rob Byer Band
and Faded Image
as well as the largest fireworks show in Northern Virginia, the event drew visitors from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland as well as locals to enjoy the evening celebration.
For more information about this event, please contact the Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Dept at 703-777-1368.
Special Events Supervisor