Fourth of July Happenings
Full of fireworks and fanfare, head to Staunton for a truly unique Fourth of July.
Happy Birthday America
Tuesday, July 3 starting at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 4 starting at 7:30 am
Gypsy Hill Park
Celebrate America’s Birthday with two-days of festivities! This family-friendly party kicks off on July 3rd with an opening ceremony and an evening of entertainment. The party continues on July 4th with the Firecracker 5K (7:30 am), followed by the Happy Birthday America Parade (10 am) and the Official Welcome and Posting of the Colors (12 pm) along with activities, performances, and concessions for all ages. The headline performance by homegrown, country group, Wilson Fairchild—sons of Harold and Don Reid of the Statler Brothers—starts at 8 pm. The evening ends in grand fashion with fireworks. This event is FREE and open to the public. See the complete schedule.
The Children’s Art Network is selling the Official Happy Birthday America t-shirts and ball caps as a fundraiser: Let’s “Paint the Park” and “Flood the Field.” These items are currently on sale at Ltd7 in Staunton and Kimco in Fishersville for $20. They may be purchased on July 3rd and 4th at Gypsy Hill Park near the entrance of the John Moxie Stadium.
Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4 from 9 am-5 pm
Frontier Culture Museum
Experience the Fourth of July with hands-on activities and presentations at Virginia’s living history museum. Historic celebrations include the reading of The Declaration of Independence, sack races, pie eating contests, woodworking and cooking demonstrations and much more. Entrance to the museum is Pay What You Will. See the complete schedule.
Looking for a low-key, yet festive way to celebrate our Nation’s Independence? Check out these family-friendly options:
bbq on the lawn
Wednesday, July 4 from 5 pm-9 pm
The Blackburn Inn
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a BBQ at the The Blackburn Inn. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the newly renovated Blackburn Inn with delicious burgers, a beer garden, and special lawn games for all to enjoy.
Pets are welcome on a leash in the beer garden – so bring your furry friends along.
*This event is weather permitting.*
10th annual pork and cork
Wednesday, July 4 starting at 6:30 pm
Barren Ridge Vineyards
Enjoy a beautiful sunset while you sip wine at Barren Ridge Vineyard’s 10th Annual Pork and Cork. This relaxed evening includes local musicians Who Shot John and an extensive barbecue feast catered by Hogback Mtn. BBQ. End the evening with fireworks! Wine is available for purchase but tickets are required for this event. *Due to fireworks, dogs are not allowed to attend this event.*