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Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 9:45 am

Check out all the great festivities around the area this July 4! From Culpeper to Crozet and Scotsville to Wintergreen Resort we've got you covered with Fourth of July activities!

     » Charlottesville’s Patriotism in the Park begins at 6 p.m. Friday with children’s activities, food, live music and fireworks at dark in McIntire Park. Parking is available at Charlottesville High School, and shuttle buses will operate from the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road, Burley Middle School and Walker Upper Elementary School. 242-1919.

     » Crozet Independence Day Celebration begins at 5 p.m. Saturday with the Crozet Fireman’s Parade, which begins at Crozet Elementary School, travels down Crozet Avenue and ends at Claudius Crozet Park. The celebration continues at the park with children’s activities, the annual ball game between the Peachtree League coaches and the Crozet Firemen, food, craft beers and live music performed by Abbey Road. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. 823-4758.

     » Culpeper’s Celebration of Patriotism begins at 8 a.m. Friday with the Freedom 5K race, beginning at the Town Municipal Building. A youth soccer tournament will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Yowell Meadow Park. The Culpeper Renaissance 4th of July Car and Bike Show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Depot and Davis Street in Downtown Culpeper. The Museum of Culpeper History will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its new location at 113 S. Commerce St. A patriotic program, highlighted by a reading of the Declaration of Independence, will be held at noon at the Courthouse. The State Theater offers a free showing of the movie “Independence Day” at 1 p.m. The Main Street Parade begins at 4 p.m. along Main Street. Family activities, including moon bounces, miniature golf, hayrides, food and live entertainment by the winners of “Culpeper Has Talent,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Yowell Meadow Park. The fireworks display is scheduled for approximately 9:15 p.m. at Yowell Meadow Park. Complete details: www.culpeper4thofjuly.com. (540) 829-8278.

     » Earlysville Stupendous Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the Earlysville Area Residents League, begins at 1 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Earlysville Forest Drive and Earlysville Road and proceeds one mile north to the grounds of the historic Union Church. 996-6159.

     » Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville holds the Independence Day 5K Race to benefit Camp Holiday Trails at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Forest Lakes North subdivision. Details and advance registration: www.kiwaniscville.org. 244-2909.

     » Louisa’s 72nd Annual Fireman’s Parade is held at 7 this evening at West Main Street and Fredericksburg Avenue in Louisa. The Fireman’s Fair opens at 6 this evening through Saturday, with a fireworks display at dark on Friday, at the Fireman’s Fairgrounds at 200 Fredericksburg Ave. (540) 967-1330.

     » Madison County fireworks display begins at 4 p.m. Friday at Graves’ Mountain Lodge in Syria with swimming, pony rides, live music by the Cody Austin Band and fireworks at approximately 9 p.m. (540) 948-4455.

 

Additional Activities

     » Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society will hold Court Square Walking Tours at 5:30 this evening and Friday, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday; Downtown Mall Walking Tours at 11 a.m. Saturday; and Cemetery Tours of Maplewood Cemetery at 7 this evening and 3 p.m. Saturday and of Oakwood Cemetery at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday. All tours depart from the Historical Society at 200 Second St. Tours will run through October. www.albemarlehistory.org. $5. 296-1492.

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