News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
Fourth of July events in Fredericksburg (and beyond)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
Heritage Festival Five-Mile Run. Registration starts 6:30 a.m. at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. Race starts at 7:45 a.m. 540/371-4811.
Heritage Day Parade, Caroline Street to Princess Anne Street to Lafayette Boulevard. Prizes for best costume and most creative bicycle. 9:30 a.m. 540/371-4811.
Festival of the Streets, downtown Fredericksburg. Live entertainment, crafts, classic car show, dunking booth, children’s activities. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 540/371-4811.
Ferry Farm’s Fabulous Fourth of July, George Washington’s Ferry Farm, 268 Kings Highway. Trolleys will run to and from downtown Fredericksburg and the Eagles lodge, Cool Spring Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 540/371-3363; kenmore.org/events.html.
Rappahannock River Raft Race. Begins at 11:30 a.m. at Falmouth Waterfront Park and ends at City Dock. 540/371-4811.
Independence Day Spectacular, Pratt Park, 120 River Road, Stafford. Opens at 6 p.m. Music by the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. and a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and picnic. 540/371-4811.
Independence Day Celebration, Port Royal. Reading of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic music, 18th-century dancing, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, living-history encampment, children’s games, surrey rides. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. 804/633-7006.
Fourth of July Celebration, Main Street, Davis Street and Yowell Meadow Park, Culpeper. Sporting events, patriotic speeches, parade, children’s activities, entertainment, fireworks. 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Rain date for fireworks and park events: July 5. 540/829-8278.
Rock the Fourth, Massad YMCA Water Park, 212 Butler Road. $15 for general public includes a meal ticket, games and a front-row seat for the fireworks show at Pratt Park. Children 2 and younger admitted free. 6–10 p.m.
13th annual Fourth of July Car and Bike Show, downtown Culpeper, Davis Street and The Depot. Custom, classic, and antique cars, hot rods, street rods, motorcycles and trucks. Classic mustangs (1964–73) will be featured. DJ music, food, raffle. Register 8–10 a.m. $10 in advance, $15 on-site. Show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to spectators. 540/825-4416; culpeperdowntown.com.
Fourth of July Celebration, Dahlgren, King George County. Music by Glass Onion Band, followed by a performance by Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (sons of Ricky Nelson), children’s games, crafts, talent show, zip line, car show (register in advance at 540/653-8785). Events begin at 4 p.m. Free. All attendees over the age of 16 must provide a photo ID to get onto the base. Lawn chairs permitted. Coolers, alcohol, personal firearms, fireworks, awnings and pets are banned. 866/359-5540 or 540/653-8153.
July 4th Celebration, Colonial Beach. Trolley service, boat tours and fireworks from the municipal pier; colonialbeach.org.
July 4th Celebration, Graves’ Mountain Lodge, Syria. Pony rides, food, music by Dry Run Band, fireworks. 4–10 p.m. Free. 540/923-4231.
Independence Day Celebration, Great Meadow Foundation, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. Stick pony races, face painting, petting zoo, rain machine, helicopter displays, rocketry launches and polo matches. 4–10 p.m. $40 per vehicle. 540/253-5000.
FRIDAY, JULY 6
Fourth of July Children and Pets Parade, downtown Warrenton. Parade of children, bikes, wagons and pets marches down Main Street; Fauquier Community Band performs at the Old Courthouse. 6 p.m. 540/349-8606.