Fourth of July Celebration

Join the community at Sherando Park for an evening of live music by the Everyday People Band (7 pm), family-friendly activities, food available for purchase, and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

The park will be open all day · Pool open until 10 pm · Fireworks at dusk

Please enter at the main park gate or Sherando High School.

Please leave pets at home · No Alcohol

Middletown 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Middletown, Virginia will be holding their annual 4th of July Parade and Fireworks.

The parade will begin at 5pm and Main Street will be shut down shortly before.

The celebration will include a kickball game, softball and cornhole tournaments, crafters, food vendors and live music.

Bryan Stutzman returns again this year to play from 12-2pm at the town park. Souled Out will play after the parade at 6:15 until the fireworks.

The main event — the parade — will kick off 5 p.m. at Lord Fairfax Community College. Parade entries will march from the college down Main Street. Parade entries will be accepted until right before the parade begins.

Rockin’ Independence Eve

PLEASE NOTE: The fireworks display will be held in Jim Barnett Park this year, following Rockin’ Independence Eve, at 9:20pm.

Celebrate our nation’s independence a day early at Rockin’ Independence Eve, a free, family-oriented event that’s fun for all ages. This All-American event in Old Town Winchester is held on July 3rd and attracts thousands of people each year.

Old Town Spirit (outdoor open container for alcoholic beverages) will be in effect from 2-10pm so you can take full advantage of all the food and drink that Loudoun and Boscawen Street have to offer.

Hometown favorites RTG hit the Taylor Pavilion stage at 4 PM, then we invite you to take a dinner break until 7 PM when the Texas Chainsaw Horns kick off the main event! They’ll finish up just in time for you to make it over to Jim Barnett Park for the City’s official fireworks display.

The best part? You get to wake up the next morning and do Independence Day all over again.
This event is made possible in part by our neighbors at Glo Fiber in Old Town Winchester. Thank you!


Newtown Heritage Festival

This free family festival includes a parade, food vendors, kids activities, live entertainment, fireworks, and more. Walk into history and learn about the early days of Stephens City as you visit the Stone House Foundation Museums – the Transportation Exhibit at the Stephens City Schoolhouse, Newtown Tavern, Argenbright House & Shed, Stone House, and Steele & Brother Store (all on Main Street). The Museums will be open 10am-4pm Saturday.

The event takes place up and down Main Street from Newtown Commons to the Old School grounds. (5165 through 5516 Main Street)

Event Schedule:

Thursday, 6PM
Miss Newtown Festival Pageant

Friday, 6PM
Festival Opens
Food and Concessions, Crafters
6:30 PM
Musical performance by: Newtown String Band @ the Commons
8:30 PM (Dusk)
Family Movie Night at the Commons presents: “The Sandlot”. Sponsored by Seth & Kelly Thatcher

8 AM: Memorial Day Observance – Stephens City Veterans Memorial at the Old Stephens City School
Festival Opens
Food and Concessions, Crafters
Lions Club Sight & Hearing Screening Van
10 AM: Museums open until 4pm
10:30 AM: Guided Trolley Tour of Historic Stephens City**
10:45 AM: Musical performance by: Sherando High School Jazz Band @ the Commons
11:30 AM: Dedication of the “Lenny” the Town Dog Memorial*
12:00 PM: Musical performance by: The Band – Changed @ the Commons
2:00 PM: Newtown Heritage Festival Parade: Sponsored by the Stephens City Lions Club
3:30 PM: Musical performance by: The Robbie Limon Band @ the Commons
4:30 PM: Guided Wagon Tour of Historic Stephens City**
5:30 PM: 2nd Annual “Pie Town” Pie Eating Contest @ the Commons
7:00 PM: Musical performance by: The Seldom Scene @ the Commons

Around 9:15 PM: Fireworks Display @ the Commons: Sponsored by The Hollis Family Foundation

** 45-minute tour created especially for the festival by Rick Kriebel of the Newtown History Center. This is a FREE tour, but seating is limited and tickets are required. You can pick up a ticket at the Festival tent or at the Town Office the week of the festival.


Apple Blossom Festival: Fireworks Show and Music Fest

Join us for an incredible fireworks display on the grounds of Handley High School!

People will begin to arrive and start spreading their blankets out on the ground Friday afternoon, with anticipation of watching the incredible fireworks show at dusk, following the Firefighters’ Parade.

As the crowd gathers during the afternoon and evening, vendors will offer various food items in the mini-midway as well as other souvenirs.

The fireworks display itself is a little over 20 minutes long and a soundtrack of pop rock and country music runs throughout the show. It is very modern with multiple unusual special effects not seen at traditional fireworks shows. The tight, urban location prohibits high altitude effects. Most of the show is under 200 feet and is best viewed from the ground level, on site at John Handley High School.

The TREX Music Fest is a lead in to the American Woodmark firework show. As people are gathering, there will be music for everyone to gear up and enjoy the electric atmosphere!

At 9pm there will also be singing of the National Anthem just before the fireworks show begins.

The event is free and open to the public and has always been a crowd pleaser for thousands!

Free Fireworks Spectacular

Please join us on October 9th as we celebrate the 225th anniversary of our beloved town, Middletown, AND the 40th anniversary of our friends at the nonprofit Blue Ridge Hospice.

We are holding a free fireworks show for the public that will be displayed to music.

You don’t want to miss this!

Shenandoah Lights Up the Night Fireworks Display

Shenandoah University will host a fireworks show during the 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

“Lights Up the Night Fireworks Display” will take place at 9:30 p.m. May 1. In the event of heavy rain, the show will be postponed until May 2.

On-campus viewing be limited. To ensure that we comply with Commonwealth guidelines, please view the fireworks from several convenient parking areas around town, and on grounds such as Jim Barnett Park.

Fireworks Display – Clarke County

Some fireworks displays have been canceled this year in Winchester and Frederick County, but displays will take place in Middletown (July 4) and nearby Clarke County (July 3).

Clarke County’s annual Independence Day fireworks display begins at 9:20 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. Please note the following changes that aim to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

• All spectators are asked to stay in or with their vehicles.
• Visitors may not walk around the fairgrounds.
• Grandstands are closed.
• There will not be a pre-fireworks concert.
• The concession stand is closed.
• Spectators may bring food and beverages. Alcohol is prohibited.
• Spectators are asked to take their trash with them when they leave.
• Spectators may park at D.G. Cooley Elementary School, Clarke County High School, and Chet Hobert Park but must stay in or with their vehicles.
• Exiting the fairgrounds will take time. Be patient.

This FREE event is made possible every year thanks to the generosity of the Bank of Clarke County.

Fourth of July Celebration and Parade

Middletown’s annual 4th of July Celebration is a hometown, community event that promotes our small town and family atmosphere. All events will be held in the Middletown Community Park, located at the intersection of Senseney Avenue and Second Street.

Food vendors, crafters, kid’s games, rides on the Virginia Giant, softball tournament, cornhole tournament, and of course, live music!

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM: Softball Tournament

10:00AM: Cornhole Tournament

12:00 AM- 8:00 PM: Crafter Fair

10:00AM-8:00 PM: Food Trucks Open

11:00 AM-12:30: Allen Boyd performing classic country

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Robbie Limon performing your greatest hits

5:00 PM: The area’s ONLY July 4th parade! Featuring Washington Redskins players, tractors, antiques, motorcycles etc

6:15 PM- dusk: The Reflex performing 80’s music


In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be rescheduled.