2021 Independence Day Events & FireworksJuly 1, 2021
There’s nothing more All-American than a small-town gathering to
celebrate our Independence Day. Come to Southern WV and enjoy the fun:
Alderson’s 4th of July Celebration
The little town of Alderson goes so big for July 4, they stretch the celebration from July 1-5, with businesses decorating downtown, a fireman’s rodeo, contests, field events, pageants, square dancing, car show, parade, live music, a renowned fireworks show and more.
It concludes with a massive rubber duck race down the Greenbrier River. It’s only $5 to select your lucky duck, and the Top 76 duckies earn prizes, including gift certificates, prize bags, theater tickets, cash, local artwork, and more. A full list of scheduled events can be found here.
Fayetteville’s Heritage Festival
Celebrate America’s birthday in America’s coolest small town. We invite you and your family to join our community in celebration. Experience the magic of our small-town Independence Day Celebration with Fayetteville’s Heritage Festival. This event features fun activities for the whole family with a 4th of July Parade, inflatables, field games, fireworks, and music. One of the highlights of the celebration is the Best of Small Town 4th of July Parade where you will see an explosion of patriotism with decked-out floats. The festivities will be capped off by a fireworks extravaganza at the Fayetteville Town Park at dusk on the 4th. A full list of activities can be found here.
Beckley-Raleigh County Fireworks & Fun
On Saturday, July 3 the WV Miner’s host an at-home baseball game at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. Enjoy a night at the ballpark with your family topped off with a firework display!
On July 4 Beckley Events Fireworks at the Beckley Little League at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, 9:30 pm, with sponsorship support from Appalachian Power
Come to Lake Stephens, July 5th to enjoy the fireworks show and the festivities featuring a live DJ John Covey Cole, Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, The Lunch Wagon Funnel Cakes, and more! Beach opens at 4 pm with fireworks starting at 10 pm.
The Resort at Glade Springs
Saturday, July 3rd – Experience the spectacular color, pageantry, and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts from the community, drive through Town Square. They’ve been known to pass out candy, popsicles, and even donuts!
The golf cart parade will kick off this year’s Kids Fun Fair that will feature huge inflatables and games. Coming back this year will be the “Food Truck” style concessions in Town Square that will have all your favorite festival foods.
You will even find a wine and beer garden at the event for those wanting to relax with a cold drink in the open air.
Are you ready to dance? Gather around the clubhouse at 8 pm for a very special dancing extravaganza by AAA Entertainment. More details about Independence Day celebrations can be found here.
Stop by Old World Libations in Greenville for a Fourth of July picnic. Enjoy wine, cider, and barbecue favorites! Bring a picnic blanket or chair and enjoy the afternoon listening to the cool waters of Indian Creek flow by, or participate in some old-fashioned lawn games.
Celebrate the 4th of July Celebration with a full day of exciting entertainment. The gates of Hunnicutt Stadium will open at 1:00 p.m. Musical entertainment begins with The Furrows at 2:00 p.m. Stick around as our headliner – On the Border – an Eagles Tribute Band closes out the night. Fireworks will light up the night sky around 10:00 p.m.
Other events throughout the day include a Kids Corner complete with water slides, face painting, balloon animals, and painting crafts by Hammer & Stain. Find a full list of events here.
Fireworks won’t be the only thing rocketing overhead on Independence Day. On July 3, gather at Wonderland Water Park for ACE Adventure Resort’s 11th Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Teams of two will compete for the most outrageous blob of the day and judges will score up to 10 points per blob based on form, height or just sheer craziness. Registration begins at 4 p.m. and the competition starts at 5 p.m.
Whitewater Rafting Deals
Spend Independence Day on the river with your friends and family! Choose between the mighty Lower New, family-friendly Upper New, or challenging Gauley River (summer trip availability depends on water levels). Book a trip with one of our outfitters. Packages include rafting, meals, campsites, and more.
- Welch, July 3 Parade begins at 7 pm with fireworks following at 9 pm at Linkous Park Pool.
- Bridge Brew Works, We will open at 1 pm Sat July 3rd, and will have Mt Momma’s Food Truck. In addition around 4 Cast Iron Smokers will have a pig roasted and ready to serve. And for kids young and old, Cherry on Top Ice Cream food truck will be here. Fireworks at 9 pm.
- Summersville, July 4 fireworks begin at dusk at Northside Park. (rain date July 5)
Where will you celebrate Independence Day in Southern WV?