Celebrate the 4th of July like a Local

Visiting Blacksburg over the holiday weekend? Here’s how locals celebrate the 4th of July:

US Flag Celebrate the 4th of JulyIf the sun is shining, then you’ll want to spend as much time outside as possible. Maybe a take in morning round of golf, or an early hike up to the Cascades. Bike, walk or run along the Huckleberry Trail and you’re bound to run into someone you know or perhaps meet someone new!

Then head to downtown Blacksburg for lunch where you’ll find a tasty and diverse menu for any palate including vegetarian and gluten-free options at many locations.

Before 2PM, pick a spot along Main Street and take in the sites and sounds of Blacksburg’s Annual 4th of July Parade.

At 3:00, head over the historic Lyric Theater for a free family-friendly movie. The Black Stallion is a beautiful story of love and adventure shared between an Arabian stallion and a boy. If you’ve never seen this movie, you’re missing out on a magnificent story. [Read More]

Grab a blanket or folding chairs, bring some snacks or a picnic supper, and round out your evening on the lawn at the at the municipal park off of Patrick Henry Drive (next to the Blacksburg Aquatic Center and the Hand and Hand Playground or as we say, “across from the old Blacksburg High School”).

Celebrate the 4th of July wraps up with music and fireworks:

6 p.m.: The Blacksburg Community Band
8 p.m.: Surrender Dorothy
9:30 p.m.: Fireworks

For more information, call 540-961-1135.

Have Happy and Safe 4th of July!

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Author: kelly

Self-proclaimed "lodging geek," Kelly is founder of Blacksburg Lodging. She is also founder of SmartCollegeVisit.com. When she's not creating content for the blogs, clients or mobile apps, tweeting, or hosting #CampusChat, she's planning her next mobile move.

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