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