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The Charlottesville Area is Full of 4th of July Fun!
So much to do and have fun with during
Independence Day in Charlottesville!
29th Annual Kiwanis Independence Day 5K Race
to Benefit Camp Holiday Trails
July 4th – 7:30 a.m. … Forest Lakes North Subdivision
The event is expected to attract more than 300 runners of all ages.
Registration forms and more information are available at Ragged Mountain Running Shop at 3 Elliewood Avenue (434-293-3367) and on-line at the special CTC web site (http://charlottesvilletrackclub.org).
Charlottesville’s Patriotism in the Park
July 4th … McIntire Park
Come show your “Patriotism in the Park” with the Charlottesville Newsplex at McIntire Park on Wednesday, July 4th. Gates open at 6pm for an evening of family friendly fun with food, local bands, and games for kids of all ages. Park for free at Charlottesville High School. Visit the Map/Parking page for more information.
The spectacular fireworks show, presented by Stellar One Bank,
begins one minute after dark.
Small town America parade, with tractors and vintage cars… everyone is invited to join in!
Fluvanna Fun Days
July 4th – 7th … Pleasant Grove Park, Palmyra
The Midway comes back to Fluvanna County for the sixth straight year.
This event is a chance for family and friends to get together and enjoy themselves without the worry of traveling a long distance. This year’s performers: Beyond the Soul, July 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and Gary Osteen and Beth Brookman on July 7th, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Lake Monticello’s July 4th Celebration
July 3rd – 4th
Lake Monticello’s biggest event of the year will once again offer activities for the entire family, some new and some old favorites. In addition to the July 4 festivities, there will be a parade on Tues., July 3, followed by music.
July 4 gets underway with the 11th Annual Lake Monticello Spirit Run. Registration forms are available at the LMOA Office and on the website at www.LMOAVoice.org.
The festive fireworks will begin at dusk, around 9:30PM.
Looking for a fun unique event on Independence Day? Check out the 2:00 PM ringing of the Virginia replica of the Liberty Bell. Local Eagle Scouts will ring the Liberty Bell 13 times; announcing each of the original 13 Colonies. Other patriotic themes include remarks from a descendant of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, music and singing the National Anthem.
Louisa’s 70th Annual Fireman’s Fair / Parade
July 3rd – 7th
The Louisa Volunteer Fire Department will hold our 70th Annual FIREMAN’S FAIR Tuesday, July 3rd through Saturday, July 7th, 2012. Gates open at 6pm with rides starting at 7pm. The Fireman’s Parade will be held on Thursday, July 5th.
Madison’s 4th of July Fireworks
July 4th … Graves Mountain Lodge
Dry Rund Band will be performing from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. There will be pony rides and face painting. Fireworks at 9:00 or when it gets dark enough. Madison Volunteer Fire and Rescue will accept parking donations.
Monticello’s Independence Day Celebration
and Naturalization Ceremony
July 4th … Monticello’s West Lawn
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence. Nadia Comaneci, gold-medal-winning gymnast and naturalized citizen of the United States, will be the speaker at the 2012
Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello.
The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on the West Lawn of Monticello and is open to the public free of charge. This July 4th marks the 236th anniversary of American independence, and Monticello’s 50th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony.
Nelson County’s 4th of July Parade
July 4th – 11:00am … Front Street & Main Street, Lovingston
Scottsville’s July 4th Celebration
July 4th … Scottsville
Scottsville celebrates Independence Day with an annual parade and fireworks display organized by the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department. Please join us on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, for this year’s festivities.
Stanardsville’s 4th of July Parade
July 4th … Main Street, Stanardsville
Enjoy an authentic small-town-America 4th of July parade in historic downtown Stanardsville. Celebrate Independence Day surrounded by buildings that were standing during our nation’s beginnings. The festive parade down Main Street will be followed by a patriotic program on the Court House Square, with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and musical performances. Food, ice-cream, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
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