Celebrate 4th of July in Patrick County!

From small-town charm to spectacular fireworks, Patrick County has everything you need to celebrate the 4th of July. We have a round-up of events happening all around the county on the 4th of July weekend. 

Friday Night: Live Music and Local Favorites

Start your weekend of patriotic celebrations with live music and award-winning local food, beer and wine. Experience the musical stylings of one of the best bands in the region, or join a legendary open jam session.

Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center

144 The Hollow Road  – Ararat, VA 

Door open at 6:00 pm

Music starts at 7:00pm

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join this blues and bluegrass-flavored jam session. 

An affiliated partner of The Crooked Road Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, the event draws musicians from around the region.

Southern hospitality at its best. Music, dancing, food, fellowship, and family-friendly—the 50/50 drawing around 8:30 p.m. Contact info: ( 276 251 8548), (276 251 5436). E-mail: marhill196648@yahoo.com

Saturday: Explore the Great Outdoors and Catch a Local Show

Cherish our beautiful country by exploring the great outdoors, taking in breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and visiting a few local businesses to experience one of America’s best small towns.

Music at the Villa: Villa Appalaccia Winery

752 Rock Castle Gorge Rd, Floyd, VA 24091

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Villa Appalaccia welcomes back Seph Custer, a talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Southwest Virginia. Seph delivers high energy solo performances utilizing techniques from guitar, mandolin and bass to create a soundscape on a single instrument that rivals some 3-piece bands.

Take a Hike: Fairy Stone State Park

967 Fairystone Lake Dr, Stuart, VA 24171

Start your day by exploring Fairy Stone State Park! The park features 10 miles of multi-use trails to explore. Hikers, bikers, and horseback riders alike traverse the steep steps of the 4.1-mile Little Falls Trail. The small stream suddenly takes a 20-foot drop and cascades into Little Mountain Falls, delighting day trippers with an incredible sight, cool waters to splash in, and a great backdrop for a photo.

Pack a picnic and then stay for a unique look at local history!

Corn Squeezin’ at Fairy Stone State Park

8:00 PM Park Amphitheater 

Moonshine stills, revenuers, raids, good ‘ole boys (and girls), and more. See it all while laughing and learning about a special part of our local culture as Fairy Stone State Park presents the play “Corn Squeezins!” Learn more at www.virginiastateparks.gov. 

Sunday: Pizza, Wine and Outdoor Exploration

Hot dogs may be the official food of the 4th of July, but pizza makes a good case for America’s Favorite Food. Luckily, you don’t have to choose. Celebrate America’s most popular food with a slice (or a whole pie!) of pizza. Go for a dip at DeHart pool or a relaxing hike at Fairy Stone for a full day of family fun.

Pizza Sunday: Villa Appalaccia Winery

752 Rock Castle Gorge Rd, Floyd, VA 24091

12:30 pm-4:30 pm

Stop by Villa Appalaccia Winery for Pizza Sunday! The winery will be serving up their popular wood-fired pizzas from noon until closing. 

We welcome back our full-time friend and partial neighbor, Stella Trudel. Stella is a SW Virginia and Greater Austin, Texas based singer songwriter who tailors her show to any stage with clear vocals, original, story based lyrics, intricate guitar and weaving rhythms that combine into something truly unique. This inspired talent brings to you an irresistible mix of acoustic tunes that are soulful and fun. You’ll be glad you stopped to listen!

Tuesday, July 4th: Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

DeHart Park

212 Wood Brothers Dr, Stuart, VA 24171

Admission: $5

Pool Hours 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Games 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Fireworks: 9:30 pm

Don your red, white and blue finest and head on over to one of Patrick County’s most beloved annual traditions! The Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at DeHart Park offers a full day of family-friendly activities, free games, live entertainment, and one of the best fireworks displays in the region.

The pool opens at 11 am. Starting at noon, join in poolside games including a rubber duck race, splash contest, and, by popular demand, pie-a-lifeguard. 

Patriotic dress encouraged!

Stay until dark when the sky will light up with a patriotic fireworks display. 

See the full lineup on the DeHart Park Facebook page and let us know if we will see you there!