2018 Fourth of July Events

in Lynchburg, VA

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Even though Independence Day is on a weeknight this year, you can still have fun with the family! There are a bunch of Fourth of July events in Lynchburg, VA throughout the week. Enjoy music, fun, and fireworks while you celebrate America's independence with your family and friends!

July 1, 2018

Celebrate America

Thomas Road Baptist Church | 5–10:30pm | FREE

This annual celebration of our country will have Slidezilla (a four-story water slide), live music by local musicians, local food vendors, bull riding, a rock wall, inflatable moonwalks, obstacle courses, and the biggest fireworks show in Central Virginia! The fireworks will be synchronized to music from the event and 88.3FM The Journey. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Entrance, inflatables, rides, and parking are all free.

July 3, 2018

Wyndhurst Fireworks

7pm | Summit Lake | FREE

Fireworks will light up the sky over Summit Lake for residents and guests. Listen to music from DJ Donnie from 7–9pm, eat dinner from local vendors who will be selling refreshments, and shop at some of the businesses who are extending their hours on this night. The fireworks will take place at 9pm. Residents of The Summit, along with Advantage Club members, can enjoy the fireworks and refreshments from the rooftop terrace.

Before the Works

5pm | Liberty Lake Park | FREE

Enjoy a live band and DJ, great food, a cornhole tournament, and kids’ activities including a petting zoo! Fireworks will be set off from the D-Day Memorial at dusk.

July 4, 2018

Hillcats Home Game

4pm–11pm | City Stadium

Celebrate America with America's favorite pastime! Gates will open at 4:00pm for live music and the game will start at 6:30pm. Stick around after the game to watch the best fireworks show around! Baseball, fireworks and freedom—sounds like a night you won't want to miss!

Independence Day Celebration at Thomas Jefferson’s  Poplar Forest

11am–4pm | Poplar Forest | Adults (ages 16+): $9, Children under 15: FREE

Celebrate the American spirit—and the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence—with a fun-filled day at Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat. Enjoy colonial-style entertainment, demonstrations by colonial artisans and craftsmen, colonial militia recruiting, archaeology displays, children’s activities, a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more!

Percival’s Island Firecracker 5-Miler

8am | Percival’s Island | $25

Take part in the 16th annual Percival's Island Firecracker 5-Miler to celebrate the Fourth of July! This is race #5 of the Lynchburg Road Runners Race Series. The start/finish is located at the Blackwater Creek Natural Area Percival’s Island in downtown Lynchburg and the course follows the Blackwater Creek Bikeway, a paved rails to trails path along the James River. A bit longer than a 5k but without the effort of a 10k, 5 miles is considered by many the perfect distance.

Salem Fair

4–10pm | 1001 Roanoke Blvd. Salem, VA

Enjoy the Fourth of July at the Salem Fair with rides, attractions, and fireworks that will take place at 9:30pm! If you purchase your ride bands before 4pm, you can get a family pack of 4 bands for $50 (after 6pm, bands are $25 each).

Fourth of July at Boonsboro Country Club

5:30–9pm | Boonsboro country club | Adults: $27.95, Kids (ages 5–11): $10.95, Ages 5 & under: Free

Members and their guests are invited to join us for our annual Fourth of July Celebration. There will be live music by the Dundies, a delicious buffet, activities for kids, and of course, fireworks!

There are so many Fourth of July events in Lynchburg, VA to choose from this year! No matter which one you choose, you and your family are sure to have fun. New in Lynchburg is your source for everything going on in Lynchburg, VA.


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