How to Enjoy the 4th of July Around Winchester

Yes, you can definitely get your fireworks fun tickets punched here over the Independence Day holiday. I’ve taken a look at those plus a few other activities that will round out your long weekend when you come visit us here in the Winchester area.  I’ve broken these down by date and as always, please let me know if I missed something?

Sunday, July 1st

Newsies at the Shenandoah University Summer Music Theatre (closing night)

Image from Shenandoah University

No, this isn’t very much in the vein of Independence Day, but it sure is a great show and a unique way to start your weekend.  And in case you haven’t been to see a Shenandoah University Summer Music Theatre show, this isn’t some little community theatre.  These are some of the best collegiate theatre students in the country (many of whom go straight to work on Broadway).

As for this show, set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.  Tickets just $36 (discounts for seniors and youth).  Sunday’s show begins at 2:30pm.  Order here.

Wednesday, July 3rd

Rockin’ Independence Eve in Old Town Winchester

This is the region’s premiere Independence Day celebration!  Come enjoy Rockin’ Independence Eve, an All-American event in Old Town Winchester Wednesday, July 3 from 12pm to 9:30pm.

Live music will be set up at the Taylor Pavilion. A beer and wine garden, the Snow White Grill Hamburger Eating Contest, water pong and cornhole will also be available.

Numerous kids’ activities will be located throughout the Loudoun Street Mall on the Old Civil War Court House lawn – don’t forget your kid’s bathing suits so they can enjoy the nearby splash pad!

The evening will be capped off with an impressive fireworks show.  The fireworks will be launched from near the Mount Hebron Cemetery, and will be viewable from several different locations throughout Old Town Winchester, but the best place to view the fireworks show will be from North Kent Street (sorry, due to safety reasons no viewing is allowed from the roof of the Autoparks).