Fredericksburg Fourth of July parade participant 2013. Photo by Susan Larson.

Oath of Office Ceremony, July 4th Activities

by | Dec 13, 2014 | Government

By Susan Larson

The first week of July should be typical Virginia summer, with hot, humid temperatures and a chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday could be the worst, with heat indices expected to reach 105 in some locations Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Thunderstorms are most likely Wednesday and Thursday for the Fredericksburg region, the NWS said.

July 4th should be beautiful, with partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the low 80s and only a 30 percent chance of showers or storms.

AAA expects a record number of Virginian’s will travel for the holiday weekend.  Here’s what’s planned for the week ahead in Fredericksburg.


“Teamwork:  The Key To Successful Business Exit Planning”, presented by Jeffrey Scott of
Advantage Business Advisors, 8 – 9 a.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Fredericksburg Historic District, 620 Caroline St.  This is a Roundtable program of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.  $12 for prepaid members, $15 for pay at the door members, $20 for non-members.

City Council Oath of Office Ceremony, 12 – 1 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 907 Princess Anne St, Third Floor.  New Council Members Timothy P. Duffy, Ph.D, Charlie L. Frye, Jr. and William C. Withers, Jr. will be sworn in by the Honorable Gordon F. Willis, Presiding Judge, City of Fredericksburg Circuit Court. Congressman Rob Wittman will be the keynote speaker.

FRIDAY, July 4

City offices are closed for Independence Day.

Heritage Festival in downtown Fredericksburg.  The 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Sophia Street, the 100 block of Charlotte Street and the 100 block of Hanover Street will be closed to all traffic from 5 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The schedule of events is published at Fourth of July in Fredericksburg.

The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. features archaeology, educational programs, a patriotic flag retirement ceremony, Colonial and Civil War re-enactors, crafts and exhibitors, games, hands-on activities and food vendors. Bluegrass musicians Newton and Thomas perform from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, age 2 and under free. Park at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 21 Cool Springs Rd. and take the free shuttle. Or ride the free trolley from Caroline and Charlotte Streets in downtown Fredericksburg.
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