Fireworks are part of the tradition for celebrating the 4th of July in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Friends and families gather together to celebrate our nation’s independence and freedom, which includes lots of laughter, delicious food, music, and fireworks displays.

This year, the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday, meaning many local fireworks shows and celebrations will be taking place the weekend before the holiday. However, there will also be plenty of pyrotechnic fun on Independence Day!

The following is a list of events where you can enjoy fireworks this year in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Independence Day Festival in Rocky Mount

Date: June 30
Location: Franklin County High School
Time: Festival begins at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fireworks Celebration Event at Mountain Lake

Date: July 1
Location: Mountain Lake Lodge
Time: Celebration begins at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Salem Fair

Date: July 4 | Fair runs from June 28 - July 9
Location: Salem Civic Center
Time: Gates open at Noon | Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Buchanan Community Carnival

Date: July 4 | Carnival runs from June 29 - July 8
Location: Town of Buchanan
Time: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. | Fireworks at 10:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Roanoke’s Fireworks on the Fourth

Date: July 4
Location: River’s Edge Sports Complex
Time: Celebration begins at 7:00 p.m. | Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Vinton Fourth of July Celebration

Date: July 4
Location: Vinton War Memorial
Time: Celebration begins at 6:00 p.m. | Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fincastle 4th of July Fireworks

Date: July 4
Location: Breckinridge Elementary School
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free


There are also other events in Virginia’s Blue Ridge celebrating Independence Day. Visit our Events Calendar for a complete list and plan your next summer getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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