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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:                               

Some events may be postponed or canceled. Contact the event host for updates.

July 2–Town of Shenandoah.
Join the  the Shenandoah Community Library, 418 S Third Street, for “Patriotic Storytime and Crafts” from 11-11:30am. Celebrate the USA's birthday with fun stories about the 4th of July. Make a fireworks craft, too. 540-434-4475.

July 3–Berryville.
Join us for our “Community Concert and Fireworks Display” at the Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main Street, from 8-9:45pm. We will have a honor flag display, a concert of patriotic music by the Clarke County Community Band, and a fireworks display after dark (about 9:15pm).

July 3–Lexington.
Join us on Main Street in downtown for our “Freedom Food Festival”, from 5-10pm. The event will feature live music, beer/wine sales, desserts and a tasty July 4th picnic-style cook-off competition. Free admission. Held rain or shine. If you choose to bring your dog, they must be leashed, well-behaved and the owner must properly dispose of any waste. More information at https://freedomfoodfestival.com/ or call 540-570-3485.

July 3-4–Clifton Forge.
Come down to the C&O Railway Heritage Center, 705 Main Street, on the 3rd at 6pm where we will have food for sale while you enjoy music by the “Celebration Choir”, then our fireworks show at dusk. Then on the 4th be sure to join us downtown for our “Stars and Stripes” parade starting at 11am, followed by our Ceremony honoring Veterans and First Responders in the Masonic Theatre. Local vendors will have a great variety of food and crafts. Call 540-863-2500 or visit online at www.facebook.com/events/1099631834807006.

July 3-4–Staunton.
“Happy Birthday America” will be held at Gypsy Hill Park. Bring your lawn chair/blanket. On the evening of the 3rd, there will be bands and a vesper speaker. On the morning of the 4th a 5K race at 7:30am, with all profits going to the Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope Program, (https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=50557). Also on the 4th there will be a parade at 10am, vendors, family-oriented activities, a big-time concert, fireworks and more. All of the events on the 3rd and 4th (except the 5k Run) are free. For information call 540-332-3865 or visit online: www.happybirthdayamerica.org/faq.

July 4–Luray.
Join us for our Independence Day events: The “Children’s Parade” at  Inn Lawn Park, 103 Zerkel Street, from 10-11am, then come downtown for our “Downtown Get Down” event, from noon-9pm and “Party on the Plaza” from 6-9pm. 540-743-3915. or www.visitluraypage.com/events/detail/4th-of-july-party-on-the-plaza.

July 4–Woodstock.
Join us at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds for our “Independence Day Firework”,  gates open at 8:30 pm and the show starts at approximately 9:30pm. The rain date is July 5th. Free admission. www.woodstockva.gov/387/Independence-Day-Fireworks or 540-459-2444.

July 4–Buchanan.
69th Annual 4th of July Parade and Fireworks. The parade will begin making its way up Main Street beginning at 5pm, then join us for music by “Cimmaron”, and a carnival, then at 10pm you can enjoy our fireworks at the Town Park. 540-254-1212 ext.3 or www.townofbuchanan.com/.

July 4–Weyers Cave.
Venture out to The Alpine Goat Brewery to celebrate America's Independence and raise money for the Military nonprofit Soldiers' Angels! As a 2024 Soldiers' Angels Hops for Heroes brewery, they will be releasing Homefront IPA on July 4th with net proceeds from the sale of the beer going to Soldiers' Angels. The brewery will open its doors at 12 pm on Thursday, July 4 with Fat Boyz BBQ joining the party at 4pm. Beer specials and raffles for Hops for Heroes memorabilia such as a tap handle and the baseball bats used to create the Homefront™ brew will run from 12pm-10pm. https://alpinegoatbrewery.com/events/.

July 4–Covington.
Independence Day Celebration downtown, featuring a parade at 3:30pm, fireworks at 9:30pm and more. Music by the “Key West Band” and the “Kings”. More information call 540-965-6300 ext. 7. or online at www.covington.va.us/event/independence-day-celebration/.

July 4–Middletown.
Our Annual July 4th Celebration will have music, kid’s activites, cornhole tournaments, crafters, food vendors, Nascar simulator and more. A parade down Main Street at 5pm and fireworks at dusk. www.middletownva.gov/2024/05/23/4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration/ 540-877-4594.

July 4–Staunton.
Come out to the Frontier Culture Museum Independence Day Celebration from 9am-5pm. This will be a day of historical weapons demonstrations, readings of the Declaration of Independence, games, and more. Join us in celebrating America's 248hth birthday. Admission "pay-what-you-will'. Visit www.frontiermuseum.org/event/independence-day-celebration/ or 540-332-7850.

July 4, 12, 26-27–Buena Vista.
Glen Maury Park events: Independence Day Concert and Fireworks on the 4th; Fridays in the Park featuring “Southpaw” on the 12th; Beach Music Festival on the 26th-27th. For more details visit www.buenavistava.org/residents/recreation/glen-maury-park/ or 540-377-5545.

July 5–New Market.
Independence Day Celebration at the Community Park. The celebration activities start at 5pm with a fireworks display around 9:20pm. Come visit with your family, friends and neighbors. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the evening. (No Pets Allowed). Call 540-740-3432 or visit www.newmarketvirginia.com/explore/page/independence-day-celebration.

July 5–Harrisonburg.
Join us at the Turner Pavillion, 228 South Liberty Street. for a free concert with “Yam Yam” and “Florencia and The Feeling” from 6-9pm, then stay for the fireworks around 9pm. 540.432.8922 or www.facebook.com/events/1112713466811935.

July 5, 12, 27–Town of Shenandoah.
 “Free Movie Night” featuring the movie “Clifford the Big Red Dog” starting 8:30pm on the 5th at Big Gem Park; “Cruz-in” on First Street, from 6-9pm on the 12 and on the 27th “Free Music in the Park” at Big Gem Park from 6-8pm. www.townofshenandoah.com/calendar/month/2024-07 or 540-652-6027.

July 6–Broadway.
Join us for our “Red, White and Brew” event at Heritage Park, 180 Turner Avenue, from 5-9pm. For more information 540-896-5152 or visit https://broadwayva.gov/calendar-events/month/2024-07/.

July 6–Basye.
Celebrate your Independence Day Weekend with Bryce Resort at the annual, family-friendly “Bryce Fest”. Browse our vendor village full of unique, local crafts and food. Dance the night away to live music and close out the evening with a spectacular fireworks display. Free admission. 540-856-2121 or https://bryceresort.com/events-and-activities/events/bryce-fest-2024.

July 6-7–Lexington.
The “Hot Air Balloons and Music Festival” is held at the Virginia Horse Center. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy great local bands, a variety of food and merchandise vendors, beer, children’s activities and most of all…..Beautiful Hot Air Ballons.  Also tethered flights and piloted balloon flights. Admission/parking is free and dogs are welcome. Check for more information online at www.balloonsoverrockbridge.com/ or call 540-464-2950.

July 8-12–New Market.
Is your kid a history buff? Do they love hands-on learning? Are you looking for an educational and exciting opportunity for your child? Then step back in time with a summer camp experience that replicates life during the Civil War. All of these are great reasons to sign up for the Civil War Day Camp at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Open to children ages 7-12; Call 866-515-1364 or visit www.vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war/events/.

July 12–Shenandoah National Park.
Join Big Meadows Lodge, Mile 51.2, Skyline Drive, from 9am-4pm, to learn what to do when the “What If” of your outdoor adventures turn into the “Now What”. This course will teach you the best items to take on any outdoor adventure and how best to use them in a survival situation. To register www.goshenandoah.com/activities-events/hiking/basic-outdoor-skills or 877-847-1919.

July 12, 26–Woodstock.
Riley Outdoor Concert Series at W.O. Riley Park from 6-9pm. Music by the “Flashbacks” (oldies) on the 12th and  Music by Scott Sanford and the Bakersfield Sound (classic country) on the 26th. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free admission and food for sale. Information online at www.woodstockva.gov/172/Events or 540-459-3621.

July 13–Waynesboro.
Come out to Constitution Park from 5-10pm for some great music by the “SkillBillys” and there will be BBQ, kettle corn and Kona Ice. The fireworks display will be right after and shot off from the top of Sunset Park, which will be closed to the public. This should provide for a spectacular view from just about anywhere in town. www.waynesboro.va.us/1079/Sunset-Spectacular or 540-942-6669.

July 17-20–Bridgewater.
The Volunteer Fire Company will host the “86th Annual Lawn Party”. Bring the family and enjoy live music, rides, food, games, parades, and more.  All proceeds go directly to support the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company so we can continue to serve our community.  For details 540-828-3121 or www.bridgewaterfire.com/lawn-party-schedule/.

July 19-Staunton.
The  Frontier Culture Museum will host their “2nd Extracurricular Nights: Revolutionary War” from 5:30-7pm. Join in the defense of Virginia and enlist in Lt. Colonel Joseph Crockett’s Western Battalion. Tickets will be sold at the door only. https://frontiermuseum.org/event/extracurricular-nights-revolutionary-war/ or 540-332-7850.

July 19–Staunton.
Join us as we celebrate our 4th Annual “Christmas in July” at Gypsy Hill Park Pool, 600 Churchville Avenue, from 6-8:30pm. Festivities include: A visit from Santa, Christmas crafts, Christmas music and other winter themed pool activities. Feal free to wear your own holiday outfits. Free admission. www.ci.staunton.va.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/19402/1447 or 540-332-3810.

July 19-25–Swoope.
Join North Mountain Outfitter at Four Winds Ranch for the “Ultimate Cowgirl Adventure Weekend”. Enjoy Western-Style Horseback Riding, Sport Clay Shooting (busting clays), Sunday Fun Day and a 2-Day White Water Rafting Trip, all wrapped up in a relaxing time here at the ranch To register call 540-886-7768 or www.northmtnoutfitter.com/ultimate-cowgirl-adventure/.

July 19, 20, 26–Orkney Springs.
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival at 217 Shrine Mont Circle, presents “Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives” on the 19th “Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Back to the 80s” on the 26th. Blankets, low beach chairs and standard lawn chairs are all welcome. All events start at 8pm. For tickets call 540-459-3396 or https://musicfest.org/performance-schedule/.

July 20–Berryville.
74th Annual “Yard Party” fundraiser, will be held at the John H. Enders Fire Company and Rescue Squad, 9 South Buckmarsh Street, from 1-7pm. This event is a family friendly, event with a display of firetrucks and rides, online silent auction, chicken bbq dinner, kid’s activites and more. https://endersfire.com/category/events/ or 540-955-1110.

July 20–Harrisonburg
First Annual Red HROC Red Kettle Ride - is a motorcycle ride to kick-off our Christmas in July Campaign which augments the annual Red Kettle Campaign in the winter. This event also is to kick-off our Centennial Celebration in 2025. The Red Kettle Ride starts at Blue Ridge Powersports, 20 Heritage Drive, and ends at the Salvation Army location on Ashby Ave. Entry Fee is $25 and the Kickstands are up at 10am. All funds received will be used to support the continuing work of The Salvation Army to meet the basic needs of the people in our community. More Info at: https://harrisonburg.salvationarmypotomac.org/ or 540-434-4854.

July 23-27–Fishersville.
The Augusta County Fair will be held at the Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Road. This is an opportunity to see and experience events like tractor pulls, demolition derbies, motocross and so much more.  540-245-5627 or www.augustacountyfair.com/.

July 24-25–Chincoteague. (special)
99th Annual Volunteer Fireman’s Pony Swim and Auction. On the 24th, the Saltwater Cowboys will swim the ponies from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. The auction on the 25th helps to control the overall size of the herd. Also they use some of the proceeds from the sale for veterinary care for the ponies and give to a regional charity. For information call 757-460-6161 or visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

July 25–Waynesboro.
Join us for “Groovin’ at the Greenway” at Constitution Park at 6pm. Featuring music by “Tide Spring” on the 28th. There will be Kona Ice, food trucks and more. Also the Blue Ridge Children’s Museum will have a tent set up at each “Groovin’ at the Greenway” event. Free activities for children; Visit online at www.waynesboro.va.us/251/Groovin-at-the-Greenway or 540-942-6600.

July 26–Shenandoah National Park.
Join the Shenandoah Mountain Guides at Skyland Resort, mile 41.7 and 42.5, in Shenandoah National Park for their “Map and Compass Navigation” event. Learn about land navigation in the absence of technology, or even the sun. If you’re interested in how to find out: where you are, where you’re going and how you’re going to get there, this activity is for you. Never feel helplessly lost again. www.goshenandoah.com/activities-events/hiking/map-and-compass or 540 999-3500.

July 27–Harrisonburg.
3rd Annual Cave Comedy Fest at Melrose Civil War Caverns. 6639 North Valley Pike. Saturday 11am-6p. Tailgate & play all day with us. Enjoy a unique comedy experience featuring comedy shows inside the cave with a mini cave tour featuring LA International Touring Headliner Lachlan Patterson & the Funny Womacks; take a full length guided Melrose Civil War Caverns tour to see over 150 civil war soldiers' signatures who used the cave; enjoy food and beverages from local vendors including a themed beer for the fest, mine for gems, listen to live music featuring local artists, and enjoy various lawn activities including axe throwing, cornhole, can jam, scavenger hunt on the new walking trail. Three ticket types available $10-$55. For more information and buy tickets visit www.melrosecaverns.com/comedy. Questions call Dawn 540-560-3356 or email dawndaviswomack@gmail.com.

July 27–Waynesboro.
The 4th Annual “Virginia Reggae Freedom Festival” will be held at Plaza Antiqua, 23 Windigrove Drive, from 1-8pm. This family-friendly event welcomes all ages. Please note, NO: outside food/drinks/pets/weapons are allowed. 540-949-4205 or https://vafreedomfest.com/.

July 28–Waynesboro.
Join us at Sunset Park, 300 N. Winchester Avenue (Behind the Recycling Center) for  our “Kickbacks With Klines” event from 7-9pm. There will be music by “Alex Arbaugh” and Klines Ice-cream and a breathtaking Sunset. Bring your own seating and a camera. Kickin’ Back With Klines music series is completely FREE and open to the public. For more details visit www.waynesboro.va.us/2260/20717/kickbacks-with-klines or 540-942-6735.

July 28–Wintergreen.
Join the Wintergreen Resort for the season finale for their “Music Festival”: MountainTop Masterworks IV: Stravinsky & Rachmaninoff, from 3pm. www.wintergreenmusic.org/ or call 434-361-0541.

July 29-August 3–Clear Brook.
The Frederick County Fair, 250 Fairgrounds Road, will have rides, food, live music, demolition derby, contests, monster trucks, pig scrambleand, rodeo, circus and more. Also the 1st ever “Youth Talent” show for ages 2-13 on the 30th. Admission fee. www.frederickcountyfair.com/ or 540-667-8739.

July 29-August 3–Front Royal.
The Warren County fair is a family oriented event that provides families in our community with a low-cost, safe, and fun environment to enjoy together. Some highlights are the demolition derby on the 29th, dirt drags and a rabbit/chicken parade on the 30th, pie eating contest on the 31st. We also offer live music, animal shows and many other attractions. 540-635-5827 or visit online: www.warrencountyfair.com/.2-dyq or 540-291-1326.

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