Fourth of July Events Along the Beerwerks Trail

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The breweries along the Beerwerks Trail as well as the surrounding areas have lots going on this 4th of July. We’ve rounded up family-friendly fun, live music, 5K races, and massive fireworks displays to help you celebrate Independence Day. Grab a brew and get your red, white, and blue on at one of these fun events. 

Fireworks, Runs, and More

Buena Vista

  • Monday, July 4, 6-10 p.m.: Buena Vista’s Glen Maury Park will host a July 4th Concert & Dance featuring the Party Crashers band at 6 p.m. The festivities include a huge fireworks display (9:30 p.m.) that’s expected to be visible for six miles. Food and beer will be available for purchase.


Event organizers suggest viewing the show from these areas:

  • 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.



  • Sunday, July 3, 5 – 10 p.m.: Summer Jam at Massanutten has a lineup of great music, beer, wine, food trucks, and fun and games. Rock out as The Wildflowers play a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tribute show. They’ll be joined by TC Carter, a rhythm and blues guitarist, and Brisk, a 90’s rock and alternative band. The day will end with a fabulous fireworks display.


  • Monday, July 4: Bring the family to Gypsy Hill Park this Independence Day for the free, family-friendly Happy Birthday America celebration. Have a blast with a 5K race, a lively parade, a parent/child baseball game, vesper’s service, a beauty pageant, and concessions. Rock out to live music from local acts, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, and headliner Wilson Fairchild. Fireworks will follow the concert. (Free)


  • Saturday, July 9: If you want to revisit the holiday a week later, check out the Sunrise Spectacular 5K race at Ridgeview Park. Next, visit Lumos Plaza from 2-7 p.m for Downtown Spectacular, a new event with vendors, food, and a hot dog-eating contest. Watch the skies that night from pretty much anywhere in town to see the Sunset Spectacular fireworks.

Beerwerks Events

Basic City Beer Co.

Brothers Craft Brewing

  • Saturday, July 2 at noon.: 4th of July Celebration. There will be lots of terrific beer as well as food from The Corndog Company. Listen to the folk, American, and rock sounds of Taylor LaFever from 3-6 p.m.

Cave Hill Farms Brewery

Elkton Brewing Co.: 

Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Redbeard Brewing Company

  • Saturday, July 2, 5-8 p.m. Everyday People with The Bayou Kitchen food truck. This show is part of Redbeard’s Summer Concert Series.

Rockbridge Vineyard and Brewery

Seven Arrows Brewing

Stable Craft Brewing