Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence
With the Daughters of the American Revolution (Cobbs Hall Chapter) and Sons of the American Revolution (Richard Henry Lee Chapter). A patriotic celebration and reading of the Declaration of Independence inside Historic Christ Church. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Contact Trish Geeson (804) 438-2441 for more info. Free to the Public. Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems.
Fireworks Town Pier
Watch the gigantic fireworks display reflecting over the Potomac River! Fireworks begin at dark or approximately 9 pm. Best viewing areas are on the beachside of the Town, from the beach or the Colonial Beach Municipal Pier.
Celebrate America’s History at Belle Grove Plantation
Belle Grove Plantation, Port Conway
RAL Art Center Paint Evening: Fireworks!
July 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join local art teacher, Marilyn Sprouse, from 3:30-5:30 PM as you practice tapping textures, smooth blends, splatter, and create explosions in acrylics! Bring your choice of beverage! For more information or to register, go to http://ralartcenter.com/paint-like-the-masters or call 436-9309. $
Lees & Independence Family Fun Festival
Stratford Hall on July 4 from 9:30 AM 5 PM for the annual Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival! FREE to the public. Celebrate the 4th of July at the home of the only brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence. A wide range of family-friendly activities in front of the Great House including fun and educational history tents, colonial games, a sign your own Declaration of Independence activity, and a scavenger hunt for kids! Meet Richard Henry Lee, take a free tour of the Great House, explore the beach and identify fossils with the help of the complimentary fossil identification sheets, or take a ride on Teakle’s barrel-train ride. For more information contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independence Day Celebrations at Riverwalk Landing
Independence Day in Yorktown is a free family-friendly celebration featuring a full lineup of events leading up to the big fireworks finale! The morning starts with a 8K Run and 5K Walk followed by a patriotic parade along Water and Main Streets. Throughout the day, you can lounge on the beach, jam to live music, visit local shops, and explore several museums. Evening activities include a bell-ringing ceremony, patriotic concert, and an amazing firework display over the York River. Bring your flags; wear red, white, and blue; and come together to celebrate America! 8 AM to 10 PM, 331 Water St, Yorktown.
ARTS in the Village
ARTS in the Village show to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck. Runs through July 7. 4323 Irvington Rd. Irvington.
Montross: Return to the Village for First Fridays Artwalk
Self-guided tour through town 5-9pm. Visit galleries and shops, mingle with friends, enjoy dinner, snacks and music in the village! Montross.
Firecracker 5k Run
Begins at Festival Halle. Reedville.
Kayak with the Eagles
Take an early morning paddle on the lower Potomac River and watch for bald eagles as they perch in trees and soar along the shoreline. This is an excellent time to observe many of our other raptor and waterfowl species as well. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and close-toed shoes. Must be at least 16 years or older for a solo kayak and 8 years or older (accompanied by an adult) for tandem kayak. Call for reservations at 540-663-3861 or stop by the Visitor Center. 9 – 11AM, Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. $
Independence Day Parade – 3 – 4 PM Reedville.
In the park. 5:30 PM Kids bike processional line-up beside “Up the Creek” sign. Pony rides, games for kids, great food. Museum open. Silent Auction in old Ice Cream Parlor beside Museum. Live music 5:30 onward: The 11:21 Club and Sharon Mann. View fireworks from the bridge 9:15 PM. Kinsale Museum, Kinsale.
Alumni game between Rappahannock & Essex: 5:30 p.m.
Old Timers game: 7 p.m.
Monster Truck: 8:30 p.m.
Fireworks: 9 p.m. @ Richmond County Little League Field
Acoustic Sundays (Summer Music Series)
Enjoy the Summer Music Series with live acoustic music on select Sunday afternoons.
Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic. Complimentary tastings for Club members. Ingleside Vineyards.
1 Fish 2 Fish
The tidal Potomac supports a wide variety of fish and other creatures. Grab a net and help the park staff discover just what is beneath the surface. Wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. This is a great way to beat the summer heat. To register stop by the Visitor Center or call 540-663-3861. Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. $
Patriotic Concert in Reedville
3 – 4 PM at Festival Hall, 177 Main St, Reedville.
Art Exhibit – Art with a PointAllure
This new exhibit brings some new artists and some new mediums to the gallery. This exhibit will feature works created with mediums that have a type of point – PrismacolorPencils, Soft Pastels and Pen and Ink. Featured artists currently will be Nancy Jacey, David Aiken and Troy Argenbright. Exhibit runs 10 AM – 4 PM through July 7th at Art Center, 419 Rappahannock Drive White Stone.