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Don’t miss these activities for Fourth of July in Fredericksburg

Kids FourthAs the boyhood home of President George Washington, Fredericksburg is the perfect city at which to celebrate Fourth of July. In addition to your cookouts and bottle rockets (we won’t tell anybody), here are some wonderful events to enjoy for Fourth of July in Fredericksburg:

  1. Children’s Roll & Stroll: Decorate your wagons and tricycles to participate in an exciting stroll down Caroline Street. 
  2. Fabulous Fourth at Ferry Farm: George Washington’s boyhood home is a wonderful spot to celebrate your patriotism. Play games, tour the home of Washington, and meet George Washington himself. Or should we say…a reenactor who looks just like Washington. It is a can’t-miss event!
  3. Fallen Heroes 5 Miler: Wake up early, lace up your shoes, and race through downtown Fredericksburg as part of the Fallen Heroes 5 Miler. This race is open to everyone to participate. 
  4. FredNats Patriotic Palooza: Head to the Virginia Credit Union Stadium on July 4th. Gates open at 4pm for fun and games and then catch the fireworks in the parking lot at dark.
  5. Fourth in Fredericksburg Festival: Come on down to Riverfront Park for arts and crafts, face painting, delicious food, and live music. Fourth in Fredericksburg will be filled with fun!
  6. Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence: The steps of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop will play host to a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, history’s calmest declaration of war. Readings at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
  7. Story Time for Kids: Swing by the Rising Sun Tavern Museum for enjoyable readings of children’s books, all of which chronicle stories of the American Revolution and fun activities. The home of George Washington’s brother is a prime location for a Fourth of July event!
  8. Grand Opening of the Patawomeck Museum – At 10am on July 4th, head over to the grand opening of the Patawomeck Museum & Cultural Center. Celebrating a Native American tribe whose roots are buried deep in the Fredericksburg region, the grand opening will feature food, games, workshops, musicians, and so much more.

Happy Independence Day from all of us in Fredericksburg!