Happy Birthday America! Since today is the fourth of July we here at WV Strong decided to take a break from the breaking news and focus on fireworks. While some towns around the state celebrated yesterday, there's still lots to do tonight! Here's just a few of the places you can celebrate on America's Birthday around the mountain state!
Bring a blanket and stay all evening, relax on the courthouse lawn and enjoy some live music. The festivities will be capped off by a fireworks extravaganza at the Fayetteville Town Park at dusk on 4th.
Fireworks, at dark. Fireworks being shot off Old Mill Road in Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Rain date in Thursday, July 5. Call 304-264-2131.
The fireworks will be from Mountaineer Middle School beginning at dusk. Parking is not available in the immediate area of the school. Spectators are urged to use the downtown area for parking and proximity viewing. After the fireworks all streets will be reopened to traffic.
Palatine Park in Fairmont also has a variety of activities and entertainment performances scheduled to celebrate Independence Day...Fireworks will light up the sky at 10 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 4th at 10:00 P.M., the American Legion Post 15 is sponsoring a fireworks display at City Park.
The Princeton Rescue Squad, City of Princeton and the Princeton Mercer County Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the 8th annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Hunnicutt Stadium in Princeton. Festivities start at 9 a.m. Stadium gates open at 1 p.m. Kids Corner, live music and more. Evening will end with Rick K and the Allnighters followed by spectacular fireworks around 10 p.m.
Jackson County has its big celebration in Ripley on Wednesday, July Fourth. Events take place all day in the town with live music beginning 10 a.m. at the I-77 Auto Group Stage on the courthouse lawn. A Firecracker Two Mile Race takes place 11:30 a.m. and the grand parade kicks off at noon. Live music continues from 2 p.m. through 10 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. The Gambill Amusement Company Carnival also takes place July 3-7 on the municipal parking lot.
In Wheeling, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will celebrate America with Wheeling native Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius, and Tim’s sister Mollie O’Brien with Rich Moore at the July Fourth celebration concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. At the conclusion of the concert there will be a spectacular fireworks display.