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Celebrate the Fourth of July in LYH

07/02/2024 0 Comments

Fourth of July Festivities in Lynchburg

In town for the Fourth of July? There are plenty of exciting events from firework displays to plays that will make for the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Read below for a round up of 2024 Fourth of July events in LYH!

June 28-July 4

“Celebrate Liberty 7.1k”

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre


During this week-long event, Liberty University Campus Recreation and Alumni Relations embark on a new tradition of celebrating LU and the liberty granted to us by our great nation during the 4th of July holiday.

Celebrate Liberty @ Liberty Mountain

This is an open trail, 7.1K challenge (4.41 miles) that is marked on the Liberty University Liberty Mountain Trail System.  The start and finish is at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre.

Celebrate Liberty Anywhere

Complete a 7.1K (4.41 mile) distance from ANY location.  Your run /walk needs to be completed in a single session. You can redo your distance as many times as you wish.

4000 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA US 24502

(434) 592-3148


June 30

Celebrate America!

5:00 pm

Thomas Road Baptist Church


An evening filled with live music from local artists, activities for the entire family, and an awesome fireworks show to end the evening. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Local food truck vendors will be on site offering a wide variety of sweet treats and favorite dishes to purchase.


1 Mountain View Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

(434) 239-9281

July 4

Percival’s Island Firecracker 5 Mile Race

8:00 am


Celebrate Independence Day with a 5 mile race! Lynchburg is known as the “Hill City”….but this course is flat, flat, flat.  The start and finish is located at the Blackwater Creek Natural Area Percival’s Island in downtown Lynchburg, and the course follows the Blackwater Creek Bikeway. Open to ages 9+. Preregister online.

1600 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA US 24504

(434) 846-7449

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Celebrate the 248th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in historic style. Colonial-style entertainment, demonstrations by colonial artisans and craftspeople, archaeological displays, old-fashioned children’s activities, a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1:30 p.m. and more! Tours of Jefferson’s villa retreat will be available throughout the day.

$12/Adults ages 16+  /  Free/Youth ages 15 and under

(House tours are $10 for Adults ages 16+, $6 for Youth ages 6-15, and Free for children age 5 and under.)

1776 Poplar Forest Parkway, Lynchburg, VA 24502

(434) 525-1806

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill

4:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Experience Independence Day at the final home of Virginia’s first governor. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Before enjoying a fantastic evening fireworks display, grab a bite to eat from one of many on-site food vendors, enjoy face painting for the kids, and tour Patrick Henry’s home and museum.

Tickets are $10/vehicle.

1250 Red Hill Rd

Brookneal, VA 24528 United States

(434) 376-2044

Lynchburg Hillcats Independence Day Fireworks Show

6:00 pm


Hillcats Baseball – the Cats face the Salem Red Sox. Join us for the largest game of the season and the largest fireworks show in town!  Come for the game and stay for the fireworks. Fans will be allowed down on the field to watch the show (weather permitting)!

Tickets vary.

Lynchburg City Stadium

3180 Fort Ave, Lynchburg, VA, 24501

(434) 455-5858

“Whispering Dream” Duo live at American Legion Post 16

2:00 – 5:00 pm


Join musical duo Paul Mallory & Chris Hammock for an afternoon of the best tunes to honor our heroes!

American Legion Post 16

1301 Greenview Drive, Lynchburg, VA, 24502

(434) 239-0316

Endstation Theatre Company’s Twelfth Night at Point of Honor

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Endstation Theatre Company at Randolph College presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Point of Honor!

One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking.

Tickets $20.00

Point of Honor

109 Norwood Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

(434) 226-0686

July 5

Riverfront Park Fireworks

6:00 pm

Fireworks begin at approximately 9:00 pm.


Summer in Lynchburg is not complete without Fireworks on the Riverfront in downtown Lynchburg. for our 4th year hosting this event. Visitors can expect food, music, and family fun activities.See more information on the web regarding additional watch zones, family activities, food trucks, and parking.


1100 Jefferson St, Lynchburg, VA 24504

(434) 485-7250

Alternate Watch Sites:

Point of Honor: Featuring karaoke and concessions from 6-9 PM – hosted by Endstation Theater Company
The Bluffwalk: A scenic spot with a great view.
Midtown Parking Deck
Pacific Life Parking Lot

July 6

Lynchburg Hillcats Revenge of the Sixth Fireworks Show

6:30 pm


Hillcats Baseball – the Cats face the Salem Red Sox. Come for the game and stay for the fireworks! Catch our fireworks show immediately following the game. Fans will be allowed down on the field to watch the show (weather permitting)!

Game Highlight: Star Wars Night: Revenge of the Sixth.  In a ballpark not too far away….help us defeat the Sith on the Sixth of July! Star Wars themed games.

Tickets vary.

Lynchburg City Stadium

3180 Fort Ave, Lynchburg, VA, 24501

(434) 455-5858

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