Beyond the Fireworks: Extra Events to Fill Your Fourth of July Weekend

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Jun 30, 2016 | Updated: Jun 25, 2018

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You probably already have an annual tradition when it comes to watching fireworks on the 4th of July. The night ends with an exciting fireworks show from a nearby business or locality, but there are plenty of events happening during the weekend prior and the day of that will help create a memorable Independence Day celebration for your family.

If you still don’t have plans to fill the entire 4th of July weekend, consider adding a few of these fun activities around the Commonwealth to your schedule.


For the History Buffs

Mount Vernon 4th of July

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon



Get Groovin’ to Live Music

Floyd Country Store

Floyd Country Store



Savor Local Food, Wine & Craft Beer

Downtown Blacksburg

Downtown Blacksburg



Take the Kids to a Theme Park

busch gardens 4th of july

4th of July Fireworks at Busch Gardens





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