Holiday Events and Activities
The Town remembers those heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Town of Purcellville held a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony that was published on the Town of Purcellville Facebook page on Monday, May 25. The virtual ceremony ensures compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order 62 which restricts gatherings of 10 or more people, while still offering residents the opportunity to join together to honor members of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony was two separate Facebook posts. The first was a Facebook Live event at 11:45 a.m. with Mayor Kwasi Fraser giving his opening remarks. At 11:50 a.m., a video of the recorded ceremony was published on the Town’s Facebook page.
The Town of Purcellville is hosting the annual Independence Day Parade on July 4, starting at noon. Because of the current limitations resulting from COVID-19, this will be a vehicles-only parade. Applications to participate in the parade were due July 1, 2020. Those viewing the Independence Day Parade are to follow the current Executive Order for face coverings, maintain social distance from those other than family members or people in your household, and to refrain from gathering in a group of more than 250. The parade will start at Loudoun Valley High School on North Maple Avenue, turn right onto Main Street, turn left onto Nursery Avenue and conclude as it passes Emerick Elementary. Participants are asked not to stop and gather, but to continue past Emerick onto their destination.
The Town introduced new ways to celebrate Independence Day this year with the 2020 Purcellville Patriotic Porch Tour and the Patriotic Path of Purcellville Businesses. Residents were encouraged to decorate their homes, front porches and yards for Independence Day, and businesses were invited to decorate too. Applications to participate in the contest and be included on the official Patriotic Purcellville Tour map were due by noon on Sunday, June 28. View the map to walk or drive to see the decorations.
9/11 Remembrance Day
The Town is honored to have a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center as part of its 9/11 Memorial on the Fireman's Field property. Each year on September 11th, the Town remembers the events of the day with a ceremony, supported by community members and boy scout troops.
Christmas is an exciting season in Purcellville! It starts with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony which will be held on December 4, 2020. The following weekend, December 12 & 13, has the Holiday Lights Tours hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Christmas Parade, the Christmas Market, and Festivities at the Historic Bush Tabernacle, and a visit with Santa and Ornament Workshop at the Train Station. More details are available on the Christmas in Purcellville Holiday Festivities & Parade Activities Page!