Seasonal Fun - 4th of July

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July 1, Saturday
CROZET INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION
Crozet Community Association.
The parade starts at Crozet Elementary through downtown, all the way to Claudius Crozet Park, where there will be live music, free rides and games for kids. Bring a lawn chair if you want to be comfortable as you watch the events. Traditional American Fourth of July fare will be available including BBQ, apple pie, and burgers. Veggie and vegan choices also available. Event culminates with a stupendous fireworks show. Claudius Crozet Park.  5-10pm, 9:30pm fireworks.  $Donations, 12 and under free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-5899. 
 
July 1, Saturday
PLAYIN' IN THE PARK INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Orange County.
Enjoy Orange County and celebrate with live acts, music, family activities, inflatables and fireworks. Booster Park, Orange .  5-9pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 2, Sunday
FREE UNION ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Free Union Homemaker's Association.
Parade begins at the Church of the Brethren and ends at Free Union Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to participate: walk with your dog or kids, ride in your convertible, ride your horse or lawn mower, play music, play a kazoo etc. Wear red, white and blue too. Start: Church of the Brethren 4152 Free Union Road Free Union, VA 22940 End: Free Union Baptist Church 4282 Millington Road Free Union, VA 22940 Parking: Church of the Brethren (or anywhere you can find!) Participate: Everyone is welcome to participate! Walk - with your dog or your kids or both; ride in your convertible; ride your horse, ride your lawn mower; play music, play a kazoo. Wear patriotic colors! Assemble at the Church of the Brethren at 3:30 pm for instructions. Free Union.  4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ronna Gray.  Email: grayronna@gmail.com. For more info call: 973-3835. 
 
July 2, Sunday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT BLUE TOAD
Blue Toad Hard Cider.
Bring kids, friends and dogs and listen to live music while playing games, enjoying the fire pit and fun. Blue Toad Hard Cider at High View Farm, Roseland.  4-10pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 760-9200. 
 
June 30-July 3, Friday-Monday
4TH OF JULY JUBILEE
Wintergreen Resort.
Celebrate the red, white and blue with music, a block party, movie under the stars, chairlift rides, games for the entire family and of course, fireworks on Monday the 3rd. The craft fair will take place Saturday through Monday. See website for full schedule. Wintergreen Resort.  Directions: Nellysford.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
July 3, Monday
SUMMER JAM
Massanutten Resort.
Fireworks, beer & wine garden, food vendors, kid's corner, live music and more. Rain or shine. Massanutten Resort.  5-10pm.  Email: info@massresort.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
34TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K RACE
The Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville and The Charlottesville Track Club.
A Charlottesville Holiday tradition since 1983. Award categories for all age groups, including the youngsters (10 & younger). Benefits Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special health needs. Sutherland Middle School.  7:30-9:30am.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jim Hart.  Email: jhart46201@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-2094. 
 
July 4, Monday
9TH ANNUAL PORK & CORK
Barren Ridge Vineyards.
Featuring a catered dinner by Hogback Mountain BBQ, live bluegrass by Datz Us Ramblers and fireworks (weather permitting). Reservations required. Barren Ridge Vineyards.  6:30-10:30pm.  $50 adults, $20 children 5-12, 4 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-248-3300. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
CBS19'S PATRIOTISM IN THE PARK
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Gates open at 5pm for an evening of family friendly fun with food, local bands and games for kids of all ages including an obstacle course, bounce house and face painting. Fireworks show begins one minute after dark. Free parking is available at Charlottesville High School or take free shuttles from the Albemarle County Office Building. McIntire Park.  5-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Special needs shuttles running from Walker Upper Elementary School  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
FOURTH OF JULY FREE ADMISSION TO LEWIS GINTER
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is offering free admission to celebrate freedom and show their appreciation to the community. Events include live music, a parade and water play for the kids. Open rain or shine. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
GREENE COUNTY 4TH OF JULY PARADE & CELEBRATION
Chamber of Commerce Town of Stanardsville .
Enjoy a parade down historic Main Street, a community festival at Court House Square, live music, lots of food and hot air balloons filling the sky. Plus, a dunking booth, games and entertainment for the kids and a fireworks display at the end. Downtown Standardsville.  Directions: Main Street & Court Square.  10am-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-290-8344. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Celebrate America's Birthday with a day of good old-fashioned family fun. Enjoy delicious food, and cold and refreshing sweet cider, hard cider and wine. Join the bike parade (decorate your bicycle with patriotic colors and get in on the fun), play games like Water Balloon Toss, 3-Legged Race, Sack Races and a Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. Enjoy live music in the evening and hayrides in the afternoon until dark. Local fireworks at 9pm. Carter Mountain Orchard.  9am-9:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833 . 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Colonial Williamsburg.
Patriotic programs, hands-on activities, torchlit musical performances and fireworks. Some events will require the purchase of a ticket. Directions: I-64E to exit 238. Follow signs.  9am-9:40pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-965-7254. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Celebrate Independence Day with music, food and fireworks at dark. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  4-9pm.  $free; donations welcome to benefit Madison County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Town of Stanardsville.
A fun-filled, free, family-friendly event with magic, hot air balloon rides, three stages of live music and entertainment, children's walk, carnival games, water balloon battle, donut eating contest and much much more. Main Street, Stanardsville,.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Michael Payne.  Email: info@stanardsville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-290-8344. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
James Monroe's Highland.
Celebrate the birth of the United States of America and commemorate the anniversary of James Monroe's death on July 4, 1831 wth a performance by the Heifetz International Music Institute. Visitors of all ages can enjoy free grounds admission all day, including a variety of childrens crafts and activities. James Monroe's Highland.  9am-6pm .  $Grounds free and open to the public.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@ahslanwhighland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT POPLAR FOREST
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than at Thomas Jefferson's private retreat? Enjoy live music, dancing, colonial-period entertainment, games, storytelling, archaeology displays,children's activities and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  10am-4pm.  $9 Adults, 14 and under are Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 525-1806. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT RED HILL
Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.
Celebrate the fourth with Patrick Henry. This event will feature historical interpretations & tours, kids games, art & craft vendors, live music, fireworks and more! Red Hill - Patrick Henry National Memorial.  Directions: 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal.  3-9pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 376-2044. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
NELSON COUNTY'S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
Calvary Baptist Church.
Bring your church, organization, school, etc. and celebrate the birthday of our great nation on a float, with a marching group, in an antique car, plus more. The children's bicycle parade starts at 10am. Front Street, Lovingston.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  Email: ashtoncsmith@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5010. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
OLD-FASHIONED FUN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Frontier Culture Museum.
Enjoy a traditional Independence Day celebration on the American exhibits featuring readings of the Declaration of Independence, food, music, and contests. Frontier Culture Museum.  Directions: 1290 Richmond Ave., Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $Special Admission Pay What You Will.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
REDS, WHITES AND BLUEGRASS
Keswick Vineyards.
Bluegrass music performed by local band East of Afton. The SpiceSea Gourmet will be here serving up their delicious seafood selections, Two Brothers southwestern grill will be cooking up their flavorful dishes, and Pomme to Go will be bringing their gourmet wine-friendly fare. Bring picnic blankets, chairs, and friends. All ages welcome. Pet-friendly; pets must be on a leash unless they are playing in the fenced-in dog park. Rain or shine. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
STANARDSVILLE 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS
Town of Stanardsville.
Historic Stanardsville comes alive with a free, family-friendly community festival featuring nearly a full day of fun and activities including a parade, lively musicians and entertainers, battle of the bands, a people's choice car show, bounce house and games for the entire family. Stanardsville, Virginia.  10am.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@stanardsville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 990-6511. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
VALLEY FOURTH IN HARRISONBURG
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.
Great food, music and entertainment attract thousands of people to downtown for a full day of events, including a beer garden, live music, a marketplace of vendors, children's activities and the annual parade. The day begins with a race and ends with a grand fireworks display. Downtown Harrisonburg.  8am-9:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 8, Saturday
WAYNESBORO SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Arts & crafts vendors from around the state, cloggers, magicians, live music, amusement rides and lots of great food. 5 & 10K race starting at 8am and grand finale fireworks in the evening. Ridgeview Park, 700 S. Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro.  8am-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept..  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
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