Happy 4th of July ~ Fireworks & Special Events Happening Around Bedford
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July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 1
The Bedford Farmer’s Market will host a Saturday Community Market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. to include live entertainment, activities for children by the Bower Center, face painting with Jessica from the YMCA, pottery from Studio 43, fresh produce, and more. The Forest Farmer’s Market will also be open with live cooking demonstrations and much more!
At 3 p.m. at the Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford’s second LOVE artwork will be unveiled and become Virginia tourism’s newest LOVE attraction!
That evening, “wine down” at Hickory Hill Vineyard’s Sunset Saturday from 7-10 p.m. with Outlaw Revival. The Outlaw Revival Band brings back country classics from Hank, Waylon, Merle and many others while mixing in some of the new country artists.
For your fireworks fix, check out Downtown Moneta’s FireWORX fest with The Worx Band from 5:30-10 p.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department.
If being on the water is more your style, view the fireworks show sponsored by Mitchell’s Point Marina & RV Resort from buoy marker C3. Fireworks will be set off after dark.
Sunday, July 2
Bring a picnic and relax with a glass of wine or beer at White Rock Winery & Brew Haus from 2-5 p.m. and enjoy the sounds of RagTop. RagTop is the Roanoke-based signature cover acoustic duo of Jim and Renee Oliphant, and they perform Folk, Rock, Classic Rock, New Country, Blues and R&B and classic American Standards. They have just released their second CD.
From 3-10 p.m., Saunders Volunteer Fire Company’s annual Fireworks Celebration will be held at Parkway Marina with The Worx Band, YMCA kids zone, rides on the Marina’s 1956 carousel, food vendors, and a beer garden. Fun for the whole family!
Monday, July 3
The National D-Day Memorial will be open regular hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. but will be closed to the public for the fireworks. Fireworks will be set off from the Memorial at dark. Free parking and viewing is available at Liberty Lake Park. A limited number of handicap-permit parking spaces will be available at the Bedford Area Welcome Center.
Tuesday, July 4
At 10 a.m., the National D-Day Memorial will host Desmond Doss Jr. for a special talk on his father’s life and legacy at the Bedford Area Welcome Center. Desmond Doss, a Lynchburg native who refused to carry a weapon, served as a medic in World War II. The conscientious objector saved as many as 75 men during the battle of Okinawa. President Harry S. Truman presented Doss with the Medal of Honor on October 12, 1945. Academy-award winning film Hacksaw Ridge introduced Doss’s heroic story to millions. Admission is free; seating is limited. The Memorial will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join Poplar Forest from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the kind of Independence Day celebration that might have intrigued Thomas Jefferson himself. Enjoy live musical performances, colonial-period entertainment, archaeology displays, children’s activities and more!