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Several events are scheduled across the Roanoke Valley and in Virginia to commemorate Independence Day.

These are the known events for the weekend:

Historic Halifax

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be living history activities by Revolutionary War reenactors.

On Sunday Historic Halifax will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be another living history program including musket demonstrations and an interactive reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Later Sunday is the annual Fourth of July fireworks show and community celebration which starts at 5 p.m. at the courthouse complex on Ferrell Lane. It is sponsored by the town, its fire department and the Halifax Lion’s Club.

Fireworks will begin at dark.


The town of Hobgood will celebrate Independence Day with live music, food, drama, and fireworks in the Park Complex Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. The fireworks show, sponsored by the town’s fire department, begins at 9:15 p.m.


In addition to its annual parade which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, the town will celebrate the grand opening of the relocated Roanoke Valley Veterans Museum.

Francis Gary Powers Jr. will be the grand marshall of the parade and will also deliver the keynote address at the city stage after the parade. 

The museum is located at 102 East North Main Street.

The parade begins at Lakeland Theater and continues to the Littleton Fire Department. 

Pleasant Hill

Big Johns Store, located at 4210 Big Johns Store Road, will have an Independence Day celebration on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. with plates and food available. There will be music and bounce houses. Fireworks will begin at dusk and the event will end at 10 p.m.

Lake Gaston

The annual American Veterans Tribute, concert and fireworks at Lake Gaston on Pea Hill Creek will be held Saturday. 

This tribute begins at 4 p.m. with music by the American Veterans Tribute Band. 


The stage for the entertainment will be set up facing Pea Hill Creek with large video screens showing military veteran tributes and other activities. 

There will be a military flyover with a jet and two World War II era planes at 7:45 p.m. 

Parachutists will deliver flags from various branches of the military. 

Fireworks synched to music begin around 9 p.m.