Fireworks displays can be seen from Virginia Credit Union Stadium and Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg, and from Pratt Park in Stafford County. (file photo)

Your guide to the Fourth of July in the Fredericksburg area

by | Jul 3, 2024 | ALLFFP, Events, Fredericksburg, Stafford

From a patriotic-themed race for early risers to fireworks at Virginia Credit Union Stadium, Old Mill Park and Stafford’s Pratt Park after dark, there’s no shortage of ways to fill your Independence Day holiday.

Beginning at 2 a.m. on Thursday, Sophia Street (500 to 800 block), Hanover Street (100 block), and Charlotte Street (100 block) will be closed until 6 p.m. for festivities in the streets of downtown Fredericksburg.



  • Fallen Heroes 5 Miler: 7:30 a.m. The race will take place on Caroline Street, down to the Heritage Trail, to the Canal Path, to Washington Avenue to Mary Ball Street, to Kenmore Avenue, to Wolfe Street, to Prince Edward Street, to Charlotte Street, and finishing at the site of the Visitor Center on Caroline Street.
  • Children’s Roll n’ Stroll: 9:30 a.m. Line up at 9 a.m. for the stroll which begins at the VRE parking lot, on the corner of Caroline Street to Frederick Street. The parade route will follow Caroline Street from the train station to Market Square.
  • Fourth of July at Stratford Hall: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Located at the historic home of the two brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence, there will be colonial music from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., along with engaging games, creative crafts with The Arts Center of Montross, and face painting.
  • Riverfront Park – The Fourth in Fredericksburg Festival: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please be advised that the parking lot at Riverfront Park will be closed to public parking for the festivities.
  • Fabulous Fourth at Ferry Farm: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate Independence Day at George Washington’s boyhood home. Play colonial games, tour the Washington House, meet a George Washington reenactor, watch a flag retirement ceremony (at 1 p.m.), make crafts, and much more.
  • Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence: Living Historians will be reading the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. Readings will be done at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • Family Fun at the Rising Sun Tavern: On the lawn behind the Rising Sun Tavern Museum, costumed interpreters will read children’s books on the American Revolution and this historic day in our nation’s history. Readings will be done at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Virginia Credit Union Stadium – FredNats Patriotic Palooza: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. DJ, bounce houses, face painting, lawn games, and a movie showing at 5:30 PM (Night at the Museum). Fireworks display at Sunset (9 p.m.).
  • 4th of July Spectacular in Stafford County: John Lee Pratt Memorial Park opens for the 4th of July Spectacular in Stafford County at 6 PM. There will be lawn games, food trucks and a DJ. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a live performance by Fredericksburg Concert Band. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m..
  • Wild Hare Cider – 4th of JuLIVE: Beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be live music by Ryan French.
  • Old Mill Park: Fireworks viewing at 9:30 p.m.. Gates open at 7 a.m. and the park entrance will be shut down to vehicle traffic once reaching capacity.

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