Seasonal Fun - 4th of July

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June 30, Saturday
8TH ANNUAL CROZET INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION
Crozet Volunteer Fire Dept. / 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. Sorry, no pets. Claudius Crozet Park.  5-10pm, 9:30pm fireworks.  $Donations, 12 and under free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-5899. 
 
July 3, Tuesday
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, Wednesday
35TH 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. Hollymead Elementary School.  7:30-9:30am.  $25-30.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jim Hart.  Email: jhart46201@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-2094. 
 
July 4, Wednesday
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 balloons. Zaxby's Chicken Fingerz Eating Contest at 6pm. 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, Wednesday
FOURTH OF JULY FREE ADMISSION TO LEWIS GINTER
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Take advantage of free admission to the Garden on this day featuring Butterflies LIVE!, Origami in the Garden, live music from the Happy Lucky Combo, a parade, and more. 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, Wednesday
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. Get in the spirt and join our family-friendly games like Water Balloon Toss, 3-Legged Race, Sack Races and more. Enjoy hayrides in the afternoon until dark, and live music from 2PM til dark. Local fireworks at 9pm. Carter Mountain Orchard.  9am-9:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1833 . 
 
July 4, Wednesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Colonial Williamsburg.
There's no better place to celebrate our nation's birth than on historic Duke of Gloucester Street. Enjoy a full day of patriotic festivities, including public readings of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances, hands-on activities for the kids, and a dazzling fireworks display to cap the evening. Directions: I-64E to exit 238. Follow signs.  9am-10pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-965-7254. 
 
July 4, Wednesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Celebrate Independence Day with swimming, face painting, pony rides, live 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, Wednesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT POPLAR FOREST
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
Enjoy colonial-style entertainment; demonstrations by colonial artisans and craftsmen; colonial militia recruiting; archaeology displays; children’s activities; a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence; and more. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  10am-4pm.  $9 Adults, 14 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-525-1806. 
 
July 4, Wednesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT RED HILL
Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.
Celebrate the fourth with Patrick Henry. This event will feature historical interpretations and 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: 800-514-7463. 
 
July 2-July 4, Monday-Wednesday
JULY 4TH 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 Tuesday the 3rd. The craft fair will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 4, Wednesday
NELSON COUNTY'S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
Nelson County.
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. Parade starts at 11am. Front Street, Lovingston.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  Email: ashtoncsmith@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-7130. 
 
July 4, Wednesday
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, Wednesday
PRE-FIREWORKS PARTY
DuCard Vineyards.
Enjoy music by Mattie Fuller. Enjoy his talented easy listening soft rock, pop, Americana, and originals acoustic style. BBQ available for purchase from Pig & Steak Restaurant. Then head over to Graves Mountain Lodge for their great fireworks display five minutes down the road. Family, friends, and pets welcome too. No cover. DuCard Vineyards.  4-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
July 4, Wednesday
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: 434-990-6511. 
 
July 7, Saturday
6TH ANNUAL PLAYIN' IN THE PARK INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Orange County.
The Playin' in the Park Independence Celebration features live music, a Touch-A-Truck, kid's activities, fireworks, and more. Booster Park, Orange .  5-9pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5435. 
 
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