With COVID-19 metrics improved from earlier in 2021, many Fourth of July celebrations will be returning. There are various fireworks displays near Kingstowne, including in Alexandria, Lorton and DC. The Independence Day holiday falls on Sunday, July 4, which also means Monday, July 5 will be the observed holiday for closures. Fairfax County government offices will be closed on July 5, and other services will have schedule changes.
According to patch.com
, "Below are the openings and closings to know around Kingstowne for the holiday.
Fairfax County government offices: Closed on July 5.
Fairfax County courts: Circuit Court, General District Court, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are closed on July 5.
Fairfax County Public Schools: July 5 is a holiday for all employees.
Kingstowne Residential Owners Corporation: The business office will be closed on July 5. Snyder fitness center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 4. Both pools will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 4.
Animal shelter: The Fairfax County Animal Shelter offers services by appointment.
Fairfax Connector: Fairfax Connector will operate on a Sunday schedule on July 4 and offer Saturday service on July 5.
Libraries: Kingstowne Library and other Fairfax County Public Library locations will be closed on July 4 and 5.
Metro: Metrorail will offer additional service on July 4 to accommodate riders attending fireworks displays. On July 5, trains will run on a Sunday schedule. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both days. Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule on July 4 and 5. See timetables for details. MetroAccess customers can make reservations during the holiday, but subscription trips will be canceled both days.
Park authority: Colvin Run Mill; Sully Historic Site; nature centers at E.C. Lawrence, Hidden Oaks, Hidden Pond and Huntley Meadows; and Green Spring Gardens are closed on July 4. Riverbend Park visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and indoor arena from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. but the visitor center is closed.
Post offices: Closed on July 5.
Recreation centers: RECenters are open regular hours to 4 p.m., except the George Washington RECenter, which is closed on July 4.
Trash and recycling pickup: For Fairfax County collection customers, regular trash, recycling, yard waste and special collection services happens on July 5. The customer service center will be closed on July 5. Private collection customers should check with their provider for changes.
Trash and recycling centers: The I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex are closed on July 4.
Virginia Railway Express: VRE will not operate on July 5. Regular service will resume on July 6."
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