Valley Fourth is Almost Here!

It’s time to get excited for Harrisonburg’s 4th of July celebration:

The 13th Annual Valley Fourth!

Source: Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

The Event Schedule is packed with great activities for all ages from 8:30am-9:30pm. So come on down and make a day of it!

Here’s a glimpse of what you have to look forward to:

8:30amValley Fourth Run kicks off at Court Square.

Check out this video from last year’s run!


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11am – Competitors fire up their grills for the 2nd annual Grillin’ at the Pavilion competition at Turner Pavilion.

grillin at the pavilion
Source: Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

From 4pm-7pm you can be a part of the people’s choice entries with purchase of a sampling ticket (mmmm!)

4pm-9:30pm – The smells of BBQ will be mingling with the tastes of beer & wine and the sounds of live music as Beers N’ Cheers in the Park goes into full swing at the Turner Pavilion and Municipal Lot. Make sure to check out The Judy Chops band at 4:30!

4pm – 9pmChildren’s activities galore will be taking place at Court Square, including:

Face painting and an art market, courtesy of Larkin Arts

“Touch a Truck”, courtesy of the Harrisonburg Fire Department

“Spitty” Seed Spitting Contest, courtesy of Friendly City Co-op

seed spittin
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5pm-8pmFirst Fridays downtown continues at several downtown locations

Make sure to stop by the Wilson Downtown Gallery in our office to see the artwork of the incredibly talented Jennifer Connerly!

6pm – The anticipated “Celebrate Downtown” parade will begin it’s march down Main Street

Plus, there will be craft and food vendors serving up fun and delicious eats all throughout the day.

And don’t forget the grande finale – FIREWORKS!


About Emily Marsh

Emily takes impressive photos, interviews interesting locals, and keeps things organized for Harrisonblog. She also works on special marketing projects, transaction management, and event management for The Harrisonburg Homes Team. Emily loves dogs, her friends and family, dancing, and getting outdoors.