It’s hotter than a firecracker, but that won’t stop the fireworks and 4th of July celebrations in our area. Most scheduled activities will proceed despite the ongoing clean-up efforts and the continuing heat wave. With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 90’s officials are advising event attendees to enjoy the celebrations, but make sure everyone stays hydrated.
Here are some local activities and public firework displays to enjoy:
July 3, 2012
City of Winchester Community Fireworks
Area residents and visitors can get a double dose of fireworks this year as Winchester Va celebrates Independence Day on July 3rd. City of Winchester officials have said the Community Fireworks on Tuesday, July 3rd in Jim Barnett Park will go off on schedule. Free live entertainment by Flint Hollow will be offered following the Winchester Royals Game (game begins at 5:00 pm) on Bridgeforth Field until the fireworks begin at approx. 9:20 pm. Visit Jim Barnett Park and enjoy some great baseball, live entertainment and some of the best fireworks in the area. Call (540) 662-4946 if you have any questions.
July 4, 2012
Clarke County 4th of July Celebration
July 4 from 6-10 p.m.
Clarke County will hold its annual 4th of July Celebration at the Ruritan Fairgrounds. Parks & Rec will have games for children from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The Ruritan Food Stand will be open at 6:00 p.m. serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, county ham sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, barbecue pork sandwiches, and drinks. Enjoy the Dixie Rhythm Band from 7:30- 8 PM, then the Clarke County Community Band 8:00 -9:30 PM. Fireworks sponsored by the Bank of Clarke County will go off at 9:30 PM. All events are FREE!
Purcellville Independence Day Celebration
July 4 from 6-10 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly night-out with great music, delicious food, and entertainment. Franklin Park’s incredible fireworks display begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville; 540-338-7603
Admission Fee: $5/person suggested donation
Great Meadow Independence Day Celebration
July 4 from 4- 10 p.m.
Enjoy a July 4th extravaganza at this year’s Independence Day celebration! Adult-supervised games for youngsters ages 4-12 will include stick pony races, face painting, petting zoos, a rain machine and much more. There is live entertainment throughout the evening. Enjoy Helicopter Displays & Demonstrations; Rocketry Launches and Polo Matches. All activities are included in the admission price. Leave tents, pets, grills, glass bottles and personal fireworks at home. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket and cooler as long as the contents are within Great Meadow’s guidelines. Alcohol is permitted. The evening culminates in a 27-minute fireworks display. General Admission Vehicle Passes are $35.00 in advance (available at your local Giant) or $40 at the gate.
The Town of Middletown July 4th Celebration
The Town of Middletown will celebrate Independence Day at the Middletown Town Park on Wed., July 4, 2012. Middletown’s annual 4th of July Celebration is a hometown, community event that promotes a small town, family atmosphere. The day begins with a softball tournament, children’s carnival, farmer’s market, and crafts fair. The parade will be held at 4 p.m. (Main Street and Church Street), with more games, food, horse-drawn carriage rides, local live music by The Instigators, fireworks at dusk and much more. These events are held at the Middletown Park, located at the intersection of Senseney Avenue and Second Street, unless otherwise noted. For more details, and a schedule of events please go to http://www.middletownfire.com/4thofjuly.htm.
Fireworks at Sherando Park
Enjoy an evening at the park with music, food, and fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July! No alcoholic beverages are allowed and for the safety of everyone, please leave your fireworks at home and enjoy the display being provided. There will be vendors on hand with plenty of good food for purchase! The DJ will start playing all your favorite tunes at 7pm. No Pets allowed in the concert area. No umbrellas or canopies. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
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