Middletown 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Middletown, Virginia will be holding their annual 4th of July Parade. During the parade we are asking that everyone practices social distancing. Please wear a cloth face covering while keeping 6 feet apart. Wash your hands often, stay home if you are sick.

*Parade will begin at 5pm and Main Street will be shut down shortly before. Parade must be contact-less! No candy or shaking hands or passing out materials. We have cancelled the judges table and announcers table to prevent people from gathering. In addition, craft show, kids games and concerts in the park have been cancelled.
*Food Vendors will be spread throughout town, in addition to Italian Touch, Scoops and Swirls and Shaffer’s BBQ being open, we will also have 4 additional food vendors.
*Handicap Parking only will be in the Park, folks are asked to stay with their vehicles and take their trash with them when they leave and not to wander around the grounds.
*The Middletown Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Stephens City Police Department and Lord Fairfax Community College Police Department will be assisting with the event.
*Social Distancing Signage will be placed around town and people are strongly encouraged to consider spacing and masks.

*Fireworks will begin at roughly 9:15pm and the display will last about 30 minutes. Please be patient exiting town when the display is over. Firework viewing area signs have been placed around town, in addition to being placed on the map.

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

Join the community at the park for an evening of music, food, and fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July.

Park open all day! · Fireworks at Dusk
Pool open until 8:00 pm – bring a float!
Enter at the main park gate or Sherando High School

Please leave pets at home · No Alcohol
Rain Date is Friday, July 5

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.

Rockin’ Independence Eve

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.

Enjoy a free concert by the Country Current at the Taylor Pavilion between the Loudoun Street Mall and the Braddock Autopark. This band is the U.S. Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble and performs a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. Also, enjoy the beer and wine garden that benefits the SPCA, listen to the amazing harmonies of a barbershop quartet, and sign up early to participate in the Old Town Snow White Grill Hamburger Eating contest.

Numerous kids’ activities will be located throughout the Loudoun Street Mall, primarily near the splash pad. There will be fun for the young and young at heart all along the Loudoun Street Mall!

The evening will be capped off with an impressive fireworks show. The fireworks will be launched from an area near the Mount Hebron Cemetery and coordinated by the Winchester Parks and Recreation Department. The fireworks can be viewed from several different locations throughout Old Town Winchester, but the best place to view the show will be from North Kent Street between Boscawen and Piccadilly Streets (viewing from the autopark roofs is strictly prohibited).

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

On Friday, enjoy music performances by Crosswinds and Souled Out.

Parade starts at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 25th and features the Sherando High School Marching Band, emergency vehicles, veteran groups and many many more! Don’t forget to stick around for one of the best fireworks displays in the Valley at dusk. We hope to see you there!

Friday: 6:30-10pm
Saturday: 10am-Fireworks at Dusk

Event Schedule