Celebrate America across West Virginia


BUCKHANNON — The Fourth of July weekend is here! The City of Buckhannon hosted a celebration complete with fireworks display on Friday, July 1. Other cities across W.Va. are also celebrating with various events throughout the holiday weekend. 

Below is information from the City of Buckhannon’s Facebook page that elaborated on the Buckhannon Independence Day Celebration that took place on Friday, July 1. 

Vendors were set up in Jawbone Park with the following lineup of entertainment:

5 p.m.: The Masons (Mainstage - Jawbone Park) - A husband/wife acoustic rock duo who delivered a high-energy show of their own original music and unique arrangements of familiar tunes, infused with sweet harmonies and a toe-tappin’ Masons twist! 

6 p.m.: All American Twirlers (Stockert Youth and Community Center) - Performs on S Florida Street

6:30 p.m.: Stonestreet (Mainstage - Jawbone Park) - Dance to the best Top-40 from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and today.  Two step to live country and join in the Cupid Shuffle or the Electric Slide!

8:30 p.m.: Elite Rivals - Performs on S Florida Street

9 p.m.: Gary Palumbo (Mainstage - Jawbone Park) - Presenting Country/Light Rock Music

At dark the City of Buckhannon presented the Independence Day Fireworks Show!

Mylan Park located in Monongalia County will be hosting their 2nd Annual Free Day at various locations including Mon County Center/4-H Building pavilion, the Mylan Park fairgrounds, the Hazel and J.W. Ruby Community Center and Multipurpose Turf Field. Events will include a petting zoo, field games, emergency vehicle show and are scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 2.

The City of Morgantown will be hosting their Annual Fourth of July Celebration which is scheduled to begin at Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 4.  It is to include live musical performances, food truck vendors, and face painting with a firework show to take place at 10 p.m. The Morgantown Running 4 on the 4th race is also scheduled for Monday, July 4 at 8:30 a.m. for adults and at 9:30 a.m. for the kids’ race. The 4-mile loop starts at Morgantown Running on Beechurst Avenue. Search the Freedom Day at Mylan Park on Facebook for more details and to register. 

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater located in Clarksburg, W.Va. The performance is free and scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. 

The City of Fairmont will be presenting The Allmost Brothers and Second Helping the American Lynard Skynard Show will be featured at Palatine Park on Saturday, July 2. The events begin at 6 p.m. with fireworks scheduled to begin later in the evening. This event will also be livestreamed and can be viewed by visiting palantineparkwv.com.

Also in Marion County, the town of Fairview is hosting an event on Monday, July 4 with a theme of “The American Spirit”. Events will include a grand parade at 10 a.m., entertainment, and the Ray Hedrick 5K Fun Run. More details can be viewed by visiting fairview4th.org.

Lewis County will also be hosting the following: The 2022 Independence Day Celebration and Street Fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 2 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Weston Town Hub at 31 Main Ave. The parade will be held at 6 p.m., and events include the town’s first porch party, live music, vendors and more. Details can be viewed in entirety by visiting westontownhubwv.com. 

Also in Lewis County, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum will be hosting The Front Lawn Fireworks show. There is a fee of $5 per car and gates open at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. The proceeds go toward the Weston Fire Department, local historic preservation and the Kindness Closet at Sharpe Hospital.

Stonewall Resort located in Roanoke, W.Va. also has a line-up of events scheduled for the holiday starting on Friday, July 1. Their website states, “Gather your friends and family for a lakeside celebration including fireworks, outdoor recreation, fireside s’mores and more! These bright days and starry nights will live as memories forever.” Their Lakeside Fireworks are scheduled for Monday, July 4 at approximately 9:30. To learn more visit their website at stonewallresort.com or call (304) 269-8887.

The City of Elkins also has Fourth of July weekend events. There is slated to be a car show as well as food and craft vendors. Scenic excursion trains operated by the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad will also be participating and on Saturday evening, live music hosted by Our Town will take place at the Rotary Amphitheater in the Elkins Town Square. The fireworks show is expected to start at around 9 p.m. The city says there will be activities from Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3. More details can be viewed by visiting elkinsrandolphwv.com. 

If you are traveling outside of the City of Buckhannon and outside of North Central W.Va. you can find a plethora of events that are going to be held throughout the state by visiting bestthingswv.com. 

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