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West Virginia Freedom Festival

Your top Fourth of July celebration in Southern West Virginia! Join us the first weekend in July every year! There's always something new and exciting each year, DON'T MISS OUT!! Activities include; car shows, motorcycle shows, food vendors, free concerts, block party, fireworks and carnival rides.

Wheeling Symphony Concert & Fireworks

A Wheeling tradition! Enjoy a performance of American favorites by Wheeling Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks on the riverfront at Wheeling’s Heritage Port!

Shepherdstown 4th of July Parade and Picnic

The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will hold its annual Independence Day parade and community picnic on Wednesday, July 4. Both events will be held rain or shine. Everyone is welcome at both events and admission will be free. The parade and picnic are organized annually by the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown. The goal is to provide wholesome, family-oriented 4th of July events that everyone can enjoy. If you're looking for an old-fashioned, small-town 4th of July celebration, this is it.  The parade will be held starting at 11:00 a.m. downtown. It will last about an hour. Entries will include veteran's groups, antique vehicles, local societies and organizations of all kinds, local businesses, government officials, children's groups, animals, historical re-enactors, fire trucks, and more. Plenty of parade parking will be available in the Shepherd University parking lot at the edge of downtown on High Street. The picnic will be held right after the parade, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., in the pavilion at Morgan's Gove Park on Kearneysville Pike (Route 480) just southwest of town. The picnic will feature live music, with two popular local bands. The Speakeasy Boys will play from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the Gypsy Ramblers will play from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. There will be lots of free children's activities, including a waterslide, scavenger hunt, a water balloon toss, face painting, and more. The Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and non-alcoholic beverages at reasonable prices. All proceeds from those sales are used to help cover event costs. People can bring their own picnic lunches if they prefer. There is plenty of parking at the park. For more information go to the Rotary Club website at www.shepherdstownrotary.org/july_4_picnic, or go to "Shepherdstown 4th of July Parade and Picnic" on Facebook, or contact Rotarian Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or pvsmith@frontiernet.net.

4th of July Old Fashioned Day in the Park

All day activities including antique tractor and car displays, crafts & vendors, children's games, flea market, live entertainment, food & much, much more

Independence Day Fireworks with WVSO Brass Band

Celebrate America's birthday a day early at Charleston's Haddad Riverfront Park. The skies will light up, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brass Band will provide the soundtrack to the best fireworks display in the area.

Fayetteville Lion’s Club 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate America’s birthday in America’s coolest small town.  We invite you and your family to join our community in celebration and to experience the magic of our small-town Independence Day Celebration.   The Fayetteville Lion's Club will host the 4th of July Celebration kicking off the festivities on the evening of the July 3rd with live music leading into a town-wide celebration on the 4th. This free event features fun activities for the whole family, vendors, food, live entertainment, and more. Enjoy ice cream and a day full of wholesome summer fun. Nothing says summer like a watermelon spitting contest or try your hand at our hula hooping contest, adults are welcome to join. Do you think you have the best cobbler? Enter our Cobbler baking contest. One of the highlights of the celebration is the Fayetteville Lion's Club 4th of July Parade where you will see an explosion of patriotism with decked out floats. Bring a blanket and stay all evening, relax on the courthouse lawn and enjoy some live music. The festivities will be capped off by a fireworks extravaganza at the Fayetteville Town Park at dusk on 4th.

Elkins Fireworks Celebration

Get ready to place your blanket or your lawn chair at the Davis & Elkins amphitheater for a memorable summer evening of music and fireworks! A local musician will begin to entertain the community from 8pm until dusk. The annual fireworks display will then take place immediately following.

Charleston Metro Bands Concert

A free outdoor concert on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse features patriotic marches, Broadway tunes and movie hits.

Kanawha Kordsmen Concert

Making their Ripley debut is The Kanawha Kordsmen. The group has been specializing in the barbershop-style music for more than 40 years. The Kordsmen represent the Greater Kanawha Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. More than two dozen voices will join for a free outdoor concert on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse Square in Ripley.

4th of July in Petersburg

"A Tribute to Elvis" by William Stiles at the Landes Arts Center. Sponsored by the City of Petersburg. Tickets available at: City of Petersburg Office Judy's Drug Store Grant County Parks and Recreation Office Tickets: $12.00 Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 Where: Petersburg City Park and Tri-County Fairgrounds Tuesday at City Park enjoy a car show, flag ceremony, Inflatables for kids, Pony Rides, Horseshoe Contest and Free Swim starting at 1pm at the City Pool. See our website for a full lineup of activities and entertainment for the 4th of July! www.visitgrantcounty.com

Alderson 4th of July

Friday, June 30 7-11pm: Fireman’s Rodeo – Alderson Memorial Football Field Saturday, July 1: 7:30am – Run for Snacks 5k (Walk or Run) -- Alderson Public Library 11am – Cornhole Tournament – Alderson Memorial Football Field 12pm – All-American Baking Contest – Alderson Community Center Kitchen 1pm – Horse Show – Glen Ray City Building 6:30pm – 4th of July Banquet – Alderson Community Center Sunday, July 2: 12pm – White Water Canoe Race – Fort Spring 7pm – Gospel Sing – Alderson Memorial Football Field Monday, July 3: 7-10pm – 7-Mile Ford Band – Alderson Memorial Field Tuesday, July 4: 9am-3pm – Throttle Throbs Car Show – Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Lot 10:30am – Grand Parade (lineup starts at 8am at Alderson Elementary School) 1pm – Presentation of Colors – Alderson Memorial Football Field 7-10pm – The Worx Band – Alderson Memorial Football Field Wednesday, July 5: 6pm – Ducks on the River Rubber Duck Race – Alderson Mini Park