Harrisonburg’s Independence Day Fireworks are Saturday, July 1 at 9 PM

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is excited to announce its upcoming Independence Day Fireworks show on Saturday, July 1 at 9 PM, presented by InterChange Group. Bring your family and friends to witness the stunning colors and awe-inspiring explosions lighting up the night sky.

Independence Day is an important holiday for many Americans, and this year's celebration will be one to remember. If you're planning on attending the fireworks display, here are some viewing locations in and around Downtown Harrisonburg that are optimal for viewing:

  • Turner Pavilion and Park, 228 S. Liberty St--look west!
  • Food Maxx International Market, 924 W. Market St.
  • JMU Memorial Hall Parking Lots, 395 S. High St.
  • Thomas Harrison Middle School, 1311 W. Market St.
  • Westside Baptist Church, 715 W. Wolfe St.
  • Harrisonburg High School, 1001 Garber's Church Rd.
  • Top of Water Street Parking Deck

Several festive activities will be happening in Downtown Harrisonburg, too, starting this weekend. Enjoy Brother Craft Brewing Co.’s 4th of July Celebration, and Sage Bird Ciderworks’ Long Light Solstice Celebration during the day on Saturday. Runners can also register for VA Momentum's Valley 4th Run taking place on July 4th.

Take part in downtown's culinary scene Independence Day Weekend and grab a bite to eat in Downtown Harrisonburg before or after the fireworks show. Many downtown establishments offer great takeout options perfect for picnicking as well. Visit downtownharrisonburg.org for a full directory of restaurants, breweries, and more.

Fireworks are made possible by financial sponsorships from InterChange Group, Harrisonburg Electric Commission, Glofiber, iHeart Media, and the City of Harrisonburg, as well as with proceeds from the Friendly City Fortune raffle.

The rain date for Harrisonburg’s Independence Day Fireworks will be Wednesday, July 5. Please visit HDR’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about this year’s fireworks display.

Westover Park will be the launch site for the Independence Day Fireworks display.  The upper portion of the park including the Price Rotary Senior Center, park shelters, playground, and disc golf course will close Saturday, July 1 at 1 PM and will reopen Sunday, July 2 at 8 AM. The lower portion including Westover Pool, skate park, parking areas, and all outdoor spaces will close Saturday, July 1 at 5 PM and reopen Sunday, July 2 at 8 AM. For park updates, please visit Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page.

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