43nd National Fourth of July Conservative Soiree

Since 1972, conservatives have celebrated Independence Day at the National Fourth of July Conservative Soirée.

Join the Leadership Institute and other sponsoring conservative organizations for the 43rd annual soirée -- the best family party of the year! You'll enjoy delicious barbeque; a bluegrass band; patriotic speakers; and a balloon artist, face-painting, and a moonbounce for the kids.

Your admission is free thanks to generous sponsoring organizations. RSVP right now and you'll receive a free parking pass for the park.

Sponsorship Levels:

Soirée Co-Sponsor, $500 contribution
Soirée Patron, $750 contribution
Soirée Grand Patron, $1,500 contribution
Soirée Corporate Sponsor, $5,000 + contribution

People enjoying the National Fourth of July Conservative Soiree
People enjoying the National Fourth of July Conservative Soiree

Here's your invitation to celebrate the Fourth of July
with friends and fellow conservatives

Featuring: Conservative speakers and candidates.

Event: 43rd National Fourth of July Conservative Soirée

Where: Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Drive
Centreville , VA 20121

When: Friday, July 4 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

What: You will celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, and fellow conservatives.

You'll enjoy delicious barbeque, face painting for the kids, field games and a bluegrass band playing throughout the day, and Independence Day speeches from conservative leaders.

Your admission is free thanks to sponsors.

Share: It's a Soirée tradition to bring a side dish to share.

Contact: Jen Stovall (703) 247-2000

RSVP: Online right now to receive your free parking pass.
Pre-registering all adults will get you to the front of the line.

Parking: Download the Guest Parking Pass

Meet your Soirée keynote speaker, Ron Maxwell, Independent filmmaker

Ron Maxell

His epic Civil War films Gettysburg (New Line Cinema,1993) and Gods and Generals (Warners, 2003) have established Ron Maxwell as the cinema's leading interpreter of that complex, lethal, heroic period in American history. His 2013 film Copperhead freshly extended that mural into the more intimate realm of small town American life, where the conflicts hundreds of miles from the battlefields are no less vigorous or heart-breaking. Critics have at times quarreled with his films for honestly representing – without irony – the now obsolete views of various participants. Yet for Maxwell, this refusal to be superior-in-retrospect is the whole point: "Whatever we believe today sheds no useful light at all on the dramas of the 1860s. If anything, the direct opposite is true - what people believed then has made us who we are. If we want to understand those who made history, then we need to enter their moral universe, not impose ours on them."


The late Roger Ebert saw beyond such surface controversies and wrote with deep appreciation for Maxwell's pursuit of internal and external accuracy: "Gettysburg avoids all war movie clichés. There are sequences so desperate, bloody and protracted that for once we sense the sheer physical exhaustion of combat, the combination of fear, fatigue and determination. We experience the horrifying reality of battle itself." Mr. Ebert did not live to see "Copperhead," but his protégé Matt Zoller Seitz wrote at RogerEbert.com, the movie is "intriguing as a study of just how hard it is to hold an unpopular opinion without being demonized and abused." National Review in turn praised Gods & Generals - "The film is about conflicting ideas of patriotism, God, personal conscience, and history."     Read More

Your admission to the National Fourth of July Conservative Soirée is free
thanks to these 2014 sponsoring conservative organizations

Corporate Sponsors:

BBT   WashingtonTimes   Media_Research_Center

Grand Patrons:

Leadership Institute      The Fairfax Christian Schools     



Generation Opportunity
Morgan, Meredith, and Associates
Gun Owners of America
Let Freedom Ring
The Heritage Foundation
National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee


Young America’s Foundation
National Rifle Association
Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance
Eberle Associates
Stephen Clouse & Associates
Trimark Corporation

The Soiree has many sponsoring organizations. This non-partisan event does not support, endorse, or oppose any candidate or proposed legislation.