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

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Jun 30, 2016

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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

national symphony at wolf trap

National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap



Savor Local Food, Wine & Craft Beer

brewdependence at hardywood

Brewdependence Day at Hardwood



Take the Kids to a Theme Park

busch gardens 4th of july

Star Spangled Nights at Busch Gardens



A Few More Fun Fourth Events

culpeper car and bike show

Culpeper Car & Bike Show


These are just a few of the exciting things happening around Virginia this weekend to celebrate the 4th. Find the complete list of events here.



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