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Independence Day 2017 Festivities in and around Charlottesville

There are lots of ways to celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Here are a few.

9:00 a.m.

For you early risers who want to beat the heat, there’s the 55th annual Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello. This year’s speaker is David N. Saperstein.

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11:00 a.m.

James Monroe’s Highland will have family-friendly activities as well as a classical music ensemble performing from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

Keswick Vineyards is celebrating with Reds, Whites, and Bluegrass—you guessed it, a selection of red and white wines paired with live local music, plus three food vendor offerings.

4:30 p.m.

Carter Mountain Orchard will have a bicycle parade, hayrides, sack races, and water balloon toss. You can even stay late and view the town fireworks from atop the mountain.

5:00 p.m.

Patriotism in the Park, an annual Charlottesville celebration, includes a pie-eating contest and fireworks display at McIntire Park.

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