It’s always a little funky when the 4th of July is smack dab in the middle of the week.
When does one actually celebrate it? This past weekend, or this coming weekend, both, or just on Wednesday?
Typically, most folks make it a 3 or 4 day weekend whenever the 4th rolls around. This year, it falls on Wednesday. But we say regardless of if you’re planning to go to work the next day, definitely still celebrate – because our nation’s independence is always worth the celebration, and remembrance.
So we scoured the interwebs and came across several Independence Day events in Winchester and Frederick County, happening this Tuesday through on to the weekend.
7.3 | Community Fireworks | Jim Barnett Park
9:20pm | Free
We can’t think of a better way to spend Independence Day Eve than squeezing in fireworks. We say, make it a goal to see fireworks each night this week. You can do it.
7.4 | 4th of July Celebration and Parade | Sherando Park
7pm – 10pm | Free
One of the biggest firework shows around – so be sure to add it to your Blackberry. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm, and there will be plenty of food. No alcohol, umbrellas, canopies allowed. No pets allowed in concert area
7.4 | 15th Annual Liberty 5k and Kids Run | Jim Barnett Park
8am | $10 – $20 (see details below)
Nothing feels more freeing than running. The USATF-Certified 5K course consists of a single loop around Jim Barnett Park and through the grounds of Shenandoah University using roads and sidewalks. Kids’ race will be held immediately following the 5K race. Prizes and awards for top runners. Call Rosie at (540) 667-0252.
Jim Barnett Park, Kiwanis II Shelter
Early Registration (Race Day) Fee:
5K SVR Member: $17 ($20)
Non-Member: $18 ($20)
Kids Run: $10 ($12)
Sponsored by: Winchester Parks & Recreation and Shenandoah Valley Runners Club
7.4 |Middletown’s 4th of July Celebration
The Town of Middletown will celebrate their July 4th Celebration event at the Middletown Town Park on Wed., July 4, 2012. Middletown’s annual 4th of July Celebration is a hometown, community event that promotes our small town, family atmosphere. The day begins with a softball tournament, children’s carnival, farmer’s market, and crafts fair. The parade will be held at 4 p.m. (Main Street and Church Street), with more games, food, horse-drawn carriage rides, local live music by The Instigators, fireworks at dusk and much more. These events are held at the Middletown Park, located at the intersection of Senseney Avenue and Second Street, unless otherwise noted.
For more details, schedule of events, and a parade entry form, please go to http://www.middletownfire.com/4thofjuly.htm.
7.4 | Independence Day at Valerie Hill Winery
Wine and the 4th go together like peas and carrots. Or the 4th and fireworks. www.facebook.com/valeriehillwinery
7.7 | Patriotic Celebration | Marker-Miller Orchards
9am-5pm | Free
Come join in celebrating the official start of a new season and our independence! Peaches and garden vegetables will be available. There will be activities for the children and music for everyone to enjoy. A variety of food will be available for purchase, with wagon rides and cow train as well
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