BUCKHANNON — Independence Day will be observed a bit differently this year, but many area celebrations will still proceed. The City of Buckhannon will be hosting their annual fireworks display on Sunday, July 5 at nightfall, approximately 9:45 p.m. There are no other coinciding events planned this year due to COVID-19. The City is asking people to social distance, wear masks, and watch from their vehicles. The fireworks are best viewed from the West Main Street area with parking available at CVS, Community Bank, Citizens Bank and Premier Bank lots.
Join the City of Weston for their fireworks on the 4th of July at 10:15 p.m., thanks to the generous donors within the community who wish to remain anonymous. Due to insurance regulations and requests from the Lewis County Board of Education, there will be no entry into the Robert L. Bland Middle School field this year. Parking in the school lot is also prohibited and the school property is off limits to patrons. Lewis County Commissioner Agnes Queen stated, “We hope the citizens of Weston and Lewis County are proud and thankful to have such generous members in our community. This event could not and would not be possible without them! Weston’s 4th of July Celebration is different this year, but we hope all of you have a safe holiday while social distancing as best as possible.”
Elkins has postponed their fireworks display until Labor Day weekend. Therefore, the nearest public display of fireworks for residents of Elkins, will be Buckhannon on July 5.
Stonewall Resort is also displaying their annual lakeside fireworks; however, entry will only be available to guests staying in the lodge, campground and cottages, as well as any boaters out on the lake. The fireworks will launch at approximately 9:45 p.m.
Although this year’s Independence Day will be celebrated slightly different for some, the public can enjoy a variety of fireworks displays from the 4th of July in Weston, to the 5th in Buckhannon, and then head to Elkins on Labor Day weekend.