Lifestyle5 Places to Celebrate Independence Day Near Charlottesville
Published Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Updated on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

5 Places to Celebrate Independence Day Near Charlottesville

There is no better place than Charlottesville, Virginia to celebrate Independence Day. If you are in the Charlottesville, VA area this 4th of July, here are a few ways to celebrate this patriotic holiday in one of the country's most historic cities.

The 52nd Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony, Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

What better place to celebrate the 4th of July than the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence himself? The festivities at Monticello are set apart from other July 4th festivities because they include an annual Naturalization Ceremony during which people from around the world take an oath of U.S. citizenship. The ceremony is the largest naturalization ceremony to take place outside of a courtroom, and the celebration continues with patriotic music, free walk-through tours of Monticello and an ice cream festival.

July 4th Jubilee, Wintergreen Resort, Roseland, VA

This weekend-long event kicks off Friday, July 4th with a full itinerary of holiday activities. Beginning with an "All-American Breakfast Buffet" and continuing with an arts & crafts showcase, music, chairlift rides, a block party and, of course, fireworks. Wintergreen Resort boasts one of the area's best fireworks displays.

Jammin on the James, Dorrier Park, Scottsville, VA

This free outdoor concert provides laid-back fun for the whole family. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a beautiful, relaxing Independence Day. Music by Red Light Rodeo provides a soundtrack of bluegrass with hints of country and rockabilly to add to the celebratory atmosphere. After the concert, stay for a fireworks show put on by the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Red, Wine and Blue, Trump Winery, Charlottesville, VA

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at this Charlottesville, VA winery during 4th of July weekend to take part in their Red, Wine and Blue celebration. With wine specials and live music, there is no better way to spend your Independence Day. Wear patriotic attire in honor of America's birthday, and you will also receive an extra 10% off bottle and merchandise purchases.

Patriotism in the Park, McIntire Park, Charlottesville, VA

This family-friendly event is popular among Charlottesville residents for a reason. With food, local music and entertainment for all ages, including corn hole, ring toss, balloons and face painting, there is no better place to enjoy the Fourth of July with your loved ones. Try tasty snacks from Charlottesville favorites such as Kona Ice Cream, Carpe Donut and La Cocina del Sol. After dark, take in the spectacular fireworks display.

Wherever you choose to celebrate this patriotic holiday, the Charlottesville, Virginia Realtors at Frank Hardy, Inc. wish you and your family a festive, safe and happy Independence Day.

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