Fourth in Fredericksburg
Showcasing all of the happenings on the 4th of July in the City of Fredericksburg.
On July 4th special events in the downtown will close and impact streets.
See detail of events below.
Festival of the Streets - The 600-900 blocks of Sophia Street and the 100 blocks of Hanover and Charlotte Streets will close from 4am - 6pm.
Fallen Heroes 5 Miler - The run will start in the 400 block of Charlotte Street and will close Charlotte Street between Princess Anne and Caroline Street from 6 - 10am.
Children's Roll N Stroll - Rolling road block on Caroline Street from the VRE Lot B to Market Square from 9:30am to 10am.
Daytime Event Schedule - Monday, July 4, 2022
7:30am: Fallen Heroes 5 Miler Downtown. Sponsored by FREDERICKSBURG FALLEN HEROES and FARC. 6:30am: Race Day Registration at the Visitor Center, Prizes awarded for best costume! (Scroll down this page for entry information.)
9:30am: Children’s Roll N’ Stroll Downtown. Sponsored by BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF FREDERICKSBURG, GEICO THOMAS KING AGENT, AND THUNDER 104.5. Line up at 9 am in the VRE parking lot at the corner of Caroline Street and Frederick Street, parade will follow Caroline Street from the train station to Market Square. Prizes for best adult and child costumes & best decorated bicycle and wagon/stroller.
10:00am– 4:00pm: Festival of the Streets – Riverfront Park.
- Art & Craft Show with many great artists along Sophia, Charlotte & Hanover Streets! Sponsored by BETH SHOLOM TEMPLE. Scroll down this page for entry information.
- Children’s Activities: DJ Bill Carroll, face painting, moon bounce, gyroscope ride and the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia, Sponsored by SHEEHY TOYOTA
- Food Vendors: great variety of options
- Live Music
- 11:00am - 1:00pm: Patsy’s County Classics
- 1:30pm - 3: 30pm: Memories of Elvis by Michael Hoover
12:00pm: Presentation of the Colors – Riverfront Park. AMERICAN LEGION. Welcome - Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Fourth of July at Ferry Farm. Sponsored by THE GEORGE WASHINGTON FOUNDATION. Catch the bus or trolley from downtown or from the Eagles Lodge on Cool Springs Road. Ferry Farm parking is handicapped only. Games - Crafts - Colonial Demonstrations - Music - Re-enactors - Food vendors
- 12:00pm: Performance by ENDURING FREEDOM HONOR TEAM
- 1:00pm: Flag Retirement Ceremony
11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm: Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Hugh Mercer Apothecary. Join us on the steps of the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Caroline Street, as we celebrate our Independence with a live reading of the Declaration of Independence. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by WASHINGTON HERITAGE MUSEUMS and VIRGINIA HUMANITIES.
11:30am and 1:30pm: Storytime at the Rising Sun Tavern. Join us on the lawn behind the Rising Sun Tavern Museum as costumed interpreters will read children’s books on the American Revolution and this historic day in our nation’s history. Bring the family for fun face painting themed around the Fourth of July. This family event is free and open to the public. Tours are available at standard admission prices. Sponsored by WASHINGTON HERITAGE MUSEUMS and VIRGINIA HUMANITIES.
Evening Event Schedule - Monday, July 4, 2022
4:35pm: Fredericksburg Nationals vs the Lynchburg Hillcats at Virginia Credit Union Stadium.
About 9:00pm: FIREWORKS, Virginia Credit Union Stadium. Sponsored by the FREDERICKSBURG NATIONALS and the CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG.
6:00pm: John Lee Pratt Memorial Park Opens for the 4th of July Spectacular. Sponsored by STAFFORD COUNTY. Yard Games, Food Trucks & DJ.
6:30pm–8:00pm: Performance by Fredericksburg Concert Band.
About 9:30pm: FIREWORKS. Pratt Park.
View Fireworks from Pratt Park, Old Mill Park, or Expo Center parking area
- Bring lawn chairs
- No tents allowed
- No alcoholic beverages
- No sparklers
- No grills
- Dogs must be on a leash
- Vehicles: Please obey all posted signage and parking restrictions.
Fred Nats Fourth of July Fireworks Parking
The Fourth of July is just one week away, and the Fredericksburg Nationals are celebrating with their annual Fourth of July Spectacular. The firework show begins at 9 pm, and the public can view them from their cars up to two miles away. Please plan to arrive well before the showtime as parking is limited. The following map indicates areas designated for firework parking. For emergency response purposes, vehicles parked on Gordon W. Shelton need to park at a 45-degree angle, and cars parked on Carl D. Silver Parkway need to parallel park in the far right lane only, NOT the thru lanes. We look forward to a safe and festive Fourth of July in #FXBG!
Fallen Heroes 5 Miler
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 7:30AM - 9:30AM
It's time to show your patriotism and get your running shoes on for the annual downtown Fredericksburg Fallen Heroes 5 miler. This will be the 5th race in the Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix race series. This race is open to everyone to participate. LINK TO SIGN UP: https://runsignup.com/fallenheroes5miler_signup.
All proceeds go towards assisting local Veterans and First Responders in the local and surrounding areas of Fredericksburg.
2022 Fourth in Fredericksburg Children's Roll N' Stroll
Monday, July 4 - Line up at 9:00am
Children and adults are invited to participate on July 4th. Line up at 9am in the VRE parking lot at the corner of Caroline Street and Fredericksburg Street, parade will follow Caroline Street from the train station to Market Square. Prizes for best adult and child costumes & best decorated bicycle and wagon/stroller.
- 9:10-9:20am: Judging
- 9:25am: Winners announced
- 9:30: Rolling Out!
No parking at VRE parking lot. No floats or motors. Well behaved dogs on leash welcome. Spectators are needed to line the parade route. Hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Geico Thoms King, Local Agent and Thunder 104.5.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Fourth in Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Show
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 10AM - 4PM
This annual outdoor festival is held rain or shine from 10 AM to 4 PM, with additional activities scheduled throughout the day for the community to celebrate America's birthday. The festival area will also host food and drink vendors, music, and entertainment activities to draw people to the Arts & Crafts Show. The estimated crowd is typically about 10,000 people. After a two-year hiatus, we're excited to be back with you! The cost for space at the Show is $90 for a single space (10’ deep x 10’ wide), $140 for a double space (10’ x 20’), and $185 for a triple space (10’ x 30’). *Register early to take advantage of special "early-bird" pricing and save.* You must provide your own booth setup (i.e., table(s), chair(s), canopy, and weights to hold the canopy in place). Spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis in early June. Direct sales vendors, such as Tupperware or MaryKay, etc, are welcome. However, as the focus of this event is as an arts & crafts show, therefore we limit the number of direct sales vendors to one per company. If you have any questions, please email 4thFXBGcraftshow@gmail.com or call 540-369-3592.
Art and Craft Vendors! Visit the website for more information and to apply to this year's show
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