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Fourth of July events across the valley

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The Roanoke Valley will offer several opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.

Saturday

Kicking off the festivities at 10 a.m. will be the Littleton Patriotic Parade.
The parade begins at Lakeland Theater and goes down Main Street.

At noon, the American Veterans Tribute at Peahill Creek in Gasburg will commence.
This event can only be viewed by boat.

At 9 p.m. the Longbridge Fire Department’s fireworks show begins at Eaton’s Ferry Bridge.

The town of Weldon hosts its 15th annual Independence Day celebration beginning at 6 p.m. at River Falls Park.
The Pizazz Band will provide musical entertainment. Vendors will be on hand and food is available. There will be amusement rides and a fireworks show to conclude the event.

Sunday

At 10:30 a.m. the Lake Gaston Independence Day Boat Parade begins.
The parade is on the west side of the lake and passes Holly Grove Marina, Americamps, and Churchill Five Forks.

Tuesday

The state historic site in Halifax will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Continental Army reenactors will be at the site and there will be historic trades demonstrations throughout the day.

The rest of the Halifax celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the courthouse complex on Ferrel Lane with Rising Star Karaoke playing a variety of music and Character Antics offering a variety of games and amusements.
At 8 p.m. there will be a military salute and performance of the Delegation Scene from First for Freedom.
The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. and is put on by Halifax Fire and Rescue.
Food will be available for purchase.

Festivities in Hobgood are from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Friendship Park.
There will be music, hot dogs and ice cream. There will be a pie-eating contest, dunking booth and veterans recognition.
The celebration ends with fireworks.

In Jackson, the celebration begins at 5 p.m. at the Cultural and Wellness Center on Highway 305. It runs through 9:30 p.m.
Jay Jenkins will serve as MC and Strictly Business will perform.
Fireworks expect to begin around 9:15 p.m.

 

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