Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations Guide

The biggest weekend of the summer is upon us! With the fourth of July falling on a Monday this year, the 3-day holiday means that celebrations will be happening all weekend long. Get your fill of fireworks as local venues offer displays throughout the weekend. Meteorologists are forecasting lots of sunshine with only a slight chance of thunderstorms on Saturday night. So wave your flags and enjoy a happy, safe Independence Day weekend. Here’s the round-up of what’s happening in and around Clarke County.

Clarke County

A fireworks display is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. July 4 at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. The Clarke County Community Band concert begins at 8:15 p.m. at the Ruritan stage.   The county pool will stay open late for the display.

Winchester Community Fireworks

Come enjoy the fireworks display on Sunday July 3rd to celebrate Independence Day! The Winchester Royals will play the Haymarket Senators at Jim Barnett Park. Game starts at 6:00 P.M.   Also the pool will remain open until 9:00 P.M. Fireworks at Jim Barnett Park begin at dusk (approx 9:20 P.M.) Rain date for Fireworks is July 5.


Enjoy a small town tradition that’s big time FUN! The Town of Middletown will celebrate their annual July 4th Celebration event at the Middletown Town Park on Monday, July 4, 2011.   Middletown’s annual 4th of July Celebration is a community event that promotes a small town, family atmosphere. There will be a children’s carnival that starts at 10:00 A.M. and activities throughout the day. NIGHTRIDER, a local Southern rock band, will be the featured entertainment for the 4th of July. Be sure to catch the 2011 4th of July Parade at 4 p.m. Route travels Main Street & Church Street.

Fireworks at Middletown Park begin at 9:15 P.M. Rain date is July 9.

Sherando Park

Festivities begin with evening concert performances by Blue Ridge Rain from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the Reagan Years from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per vehicle. Call 540-665-5678.

Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Sherando Park. No alcoholic beverages are allowed and for the safety of everyone, please leave your fireworks at home and enjoy the display being provided by our Community Partners.

Ranson WV

There will be an Independence Day Celebration July 2, 2011 at Sam Michael’s Park located at 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442
Event features live entertainment and food vendors and fireworks at dusk. No alcohol, glass containers or pets allowed. Gates open to the public at 5:00 P.M. Free to the public. For more information phone: 304-728-3207 or go to:

Western Loudoun



The HCA’s annual Independence Day celebration is planned for Saturday, July 2, starting at 6:00 p.m. Join in a fun-filled, small town celebration at Hillsboro’s Old Stone School Here is a run down of the fun and games to enjoy :

  • Music by the Polka Dots and Jake and the Burtones
  • Performance by the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers
  • Free ice cream donated by Dot Shetterly and the Hill Tom Market
  • Interactive display about the Valiant Warriors Quilting Event with a chance to make a square to be integrated into a quilt by Joshua’s Hands
  • BBQ chicken dinners prepared and sold by the Ruritans
  • Sweets, treats, and cold drinks at the HCA bake sale
  • Carnival games and prizes
  • Face painting by Ace of Face (10% of proceeds will be donated to the HCA)
  • Balloon twisting by Fun Balloon Twisting (10% of proceeds will be donated to the HCA
  • Moonbounce
  • Drawings for prizes
  • Sneak peak of Run Rabbit Run Theatre’s “All for the Union in Confederate Virginia” which will be on stage at the Old Stone School weekends from July 9 -24


Lovettsville will celebrate Independence Day Sunday, July 3, with a parade, games, rides, food, music, entertainment for all ages and a fireworks show. Organized by the Lovettsville Community Center, the parade line-up begins at 4:30 before the start at 5:30 p.m.

Those who want to ride along with parade marchers can join a bike decorating workshop at 4:30 p.m. There will be activities from 6-8:30 p.m. on the community center ballfield, including inflatable rides, an obstacle course, a moon bounce, carousel, trackless train and a giant slide.

Other features include food vendors and a performance by the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Registration for the parade is requested to the community center by 6 p.m. July 1: 540-822-5284 or Cost of the event is $4 for ages 3-12 to cover the various games. Everything else and all other ages else are free.
Round Hill

Round Hill will celebrate the   July 4th with a community pig roast in the Town Park organized by the Round Hill Business Association and the Round Hill Junior Women‚’s Group. The event, which will be held Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs for lunch, crafts and games for the kids, and live music by acoustic guitarist Barry Charlton. Tammy’s Diner will provide ice cream for sale for dessert. The Bank of Clarke County is sponsoring the festivities along with Savoir Fare Limited and the Town of Round Hill. In the event of rain, the lunch will be held at the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

The Annual Fireman’s 4th of July Parade will be held on Monday, July 4th. The parade will start at Emerick Elementary, proceed up Orchard Avenue, turn right onto Main Street, turn left onto Maple Avenue and end at Loudoun Valley High School. This parade grows each year and continues to be the Town’s biggest parade.

There will be a fireworks show at Franklin Park at dusk.


Celebrate Independence Day   July 4th at the Middleburg Community Center. The pool will be open from 11am-6pm, followed by music, games, contests, and food. Fireworks will commence at dusk! In the event of rain, all activities will be cancelled. The fireworks will be held July 5.


  1. Keenque says:

    Thank you for such a nice listing!

  2. Travis Goodwin says:

    Happy birthday, America! 235 years old and, while not perfect, STILL the best country on the planet!

  3. Mary G. says:

    It’s a shame they aren’t doing the old fashioned community games this year. My daughter has always loved the water balloon toss, the sack races, etc. Good old fashioned FUN!