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Weldon kicks off Roanoke Valley Independence Day events Saturday at River Falls Park.

Weldon Mills Distillery will have two bands performing at the historic mill overlooking River Falls Park Saturday.

The town’s celebration gets underway at 6 p.m. 

Admission is free and there will be vendors serving a variety of food, drinks and festival favorites such as ice cream, funnel cakes and snow cones.

Backyard Groove will provide the live musical entertainment, starting at 6, with a playing soul, funk, beach, country and rock music. 

Abrams Amusements will be there with rides and games.

The fireworks display starts at dark. 

The town asks for safety reasons do not bring pets, alcohol, glass containers, fireworks, or weapons.


At the distillery, The Hammers will perform first at 3 p.m., playing bluegrass.

At 9:30 p.m. the Willie Peebles band performs after the fireworks show.

Due to the amount of people attending the event, parking will be in the rear of the property as highlighted on the map included in the gallery. 

There will be a golf cart transporting people to and from the designated parking area. Additionally, there will be a beer truck out front, a beer tent with seating, and the front yard will be open to beer and wine consumption but not mixed drinks. 

The parking lot in the front will be reserved for the bands and for vehicles supporting the event. 


In the county seat of Halifax on July 4 Historic Halifax will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be musket-firing demonstrations and a special reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Historic interpreters will be onsite for tours of historic buildings and demonstrations.

At 5 p.m. the celebration — see flyer in gallery — moves to Ferrell Lane for the annual festival and fireworks show.

The event is sponsored by the town of Halifax, Halifax Lion's Club and Halifax Fire and Rescue.

The event is unique because the fireworks display has been produced by the fire department for the past 28 years.


The town of Hobgood will celebrate Independence Day beginning at 6 p.m. at Friendship Park on Commerce Street on July 4.

There will be live music, food, drama, and fireworks.

Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. The event is sponsored by Hobgood Volunteer Fire Department.

Littleton-Lake Gaston

The Littleton Patriotic Parade steps off from Lakeland Theater and continues to the fire department on July 6 at 10 a.m.

Later that evening is the Long Bridge Volunteer Fire Department fireworks show at the center of the lake near Eaton Ferry Bridge.

The event starts at dusk.