Tuesday, July 03, 2012

2012: Staunton, Virginia ... Celebrate July 4th in Smalltown USA

This is it, folks ... the Fourth of July celebrated in Staunton, Virginia, with red, white, and blue bunting, patriotic decorations, lots of American flags, and a parade through Gypsy Hill Park featuring children, old cars, and politicians followed by entertainment and fireworks. It's Smalltown USA and Staunton knows how to do it with some of the best.

July 3 (Tuesday) 
- 3 p.m. — Senior Bingo, Craft vendors/Exhibitors, Concessions
- 4 p.m. — Carnival Rides, Buffalo Brothers Amusements
- 6 p.m. — Vesper Service and Music, Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge, Teen Challenge Choir, Praise Group from Potter House Worship Center

 July 4 (Wednesday)
- 7:30 a.m. — 2012 Firecracker 5K Run
- 10 a.m. —Parade
- Noon to 1 p.m. — Children's Hour, carnival rides open after the parade
- 1 to 3 p.m. — Country Showdown
- 3 to 4:15 p.m. — Jeremy Staubus
- 4:15 to 6 p.m. — Last Minute Band
- 7 p.m. — Ronnie Dove, Michael Hoover "Memories of Elvis"
- Around 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks after entertainment ends. They will be set off at Tams Lake in Gypsy Hill Park so most locations are good for viewing if there are no trees in the way.

To Do Around Staunton on July 4:
America’s Birthday Celebration July 2-4
Gypsy Hill Park

Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market
7:00 am Wharf Parking Lot

Traditional Independence Day Celebration
Frontier Culture Museum - Free Admission

Playhouse Tour
11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Blackfriars Playhouse

Wine Down Wednesday
5:00 pm Darjeeling Cafe

Danny Dolinger - Speakeasy
6:00 pm George Bower’s Grocery

Heifetz Stars of Tomorrow Concert
7:30 pm Francis Auditorium MBC

The Lion in Winter
7:30 pm Blackfriars Playhouse

Live Jazz
7:30 pm Mill Street Grill

Local Mic Night
8:00 pm Mockingbird

9:00 pm Byers Street Bistro

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