Today’s show is a compilation of conversations with various tourism directors and those in the know about what’s happening in their community for the July 4th holiday and fireworks display(s).

Winchester/Frederick County:

Let Freedom Swing! July 3, 2021 3pm – 9pm: Get your dancing shoes on–it’s an all-American block party! Celebrate Independence Day with some local stars of our own (stripes optional) through this FREE event at the Taylor Pavilion! Details:

Middletown 4th of July Parade & Fireworks on July 4, 2021 11am – 10pm: The celebration will include a kickball game, softball and cornhole tournaments, crafters, food vendors and live music. The main event — the parade — will kick off 5 p.m. at Lord Fairfax Community College. Other Fourth of July events include a 6:15-9:15 p.m. performance by the Souled Out band at the town park, 6-8 p.m. hot air balloon rides from Valley Ballooning and nighttime fireworks. More details:

4th of July at Sherando Park on July 4, 2021 5pm – 10pm: 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 pm. Enter at the main park gate or Sherando High School. DJ playing your favorite tunes starting at 6pm. More details:

July 4th picnic at Old Town Cidery on July 4, 2021 1pm – 6pm: Old Town Cidery is an outdoor tasting room in downtown Winchester VA. Serving hard apple cider: 100% grown, pressed, fermented, and packaged by Glaize Apples. This event will feature Bonnie Blue BBQ sandwiches, cold beer from Winchester Brew Works, delicious cider, and a new slushy machine! More details:

Shenandoah County

The town of Strasburg is hosting Mayfest on July 2-3, 2021. Details:

Strasburg July 4th Celebration on July 4, 2021 6:30pm – 11pm: The Strasburg Town Park is the place to be to celebrate our independence and our community. The event is free for all! This year all festivities will be located at the entrance of the park. Live Music by the Jack Dunlap Band Pony Rides. Grub Hub Food Trucks. Facepainting. Inflatables! Fireworks. Pool Party. More details:

Spectacular Fireworks Display at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds on July 4, 2021 at 9:30pm: FREE admission. Gates open 8:30 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Rain date: Monday, July 5. More details:

Independence Day Celebration in New Market on July 5, 2021 5pm – 9:30pm: An evening of live entertainment, great food, youth and adult activities and of course FIREWORKS. Feel free to bring chairs or blankets for comfort. More details:

Clarke County

Enjoy a patriotic concert and spectacular fireworks display Saturday night, July 3, at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville). Clarke County Community Band performs a little after 8 p.m. followed by fireworks after dark (about 9:15 p.m.). Bank of Clarke County sponsors this free event. NOTE: Fireworks will only be canceled if there is heavy rain and/or thunder and lightening.

Luray/Page County

Town of Stanley’s Homecoming Fireworks on July 3, 2021 9:30pm at Ed Good Memorial Park. More details:

Downtown Get Down on July 4, 2021 5pm – 9pm: Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Luray. Food trucks, live music, and games will be set up along the Hawksbill Greenway from the Mechanic Street lot up to Ruffner Plaza. Downtown merchants will be offering shopping and dining specials! A Duck Race is scheduled for 8:00 pm in the Hawksbill Creek. Fireworks will be launched from the Fairgrounds at 15 Fairlane Drive at about 9:15 pm. More details:

Warren County

4-H Fireworks Festival on July 2, 2021 at 6pm: The event will once again feature live patriotic music from the American Legion Community Band, food and dessert trucks, a 50/50 drawing, and the professional fireworks display. The event costs are borne entirely by the 4-H Center, so while the event is free to the public, 4-H Center Board members will be accepting donations at the gate (suggested $5-$10/vehicle) and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. More details:

4th of July Celebration at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club on July 4, 2021 5:30pm – 10pm: A night of food, fun and fireworks!- Corn Hole Play at 6PM- SLIP ‘N SLIDE – Bring Swimsuit & Change of Clothes- Bring your lawn chairs and blankets- BBQ Dinner included with your ticket. More details: