4th of July in the Mountains

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There is just something special about the 4th of July in the mountains.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt it is one of my favorite holidays. A nation coming together to celebrate our independence is pretty awesome stuff and America’s birthday should be celebrated in style.

Our member resorts and the communities surrounding them have a ton of activities going on starting Wednesday and running through Saturday – you name it and one of our towns probably have it going on. This week is certainly one of – if not the – busiest weeks of the summer so there are a ton of events and special activities going on.

Don’t see your community listed? Be sure to check your local town to see what events they have for the 4th of July.

Massanutten Resort is kicking off the celebration with their annual Summer Jam Festival from 5-10 p.m, on Wednesday, July 3. The family-friendly festival is open to the entire community and Resort guests and will feature live musical performances, local food trucks, fireworks, and even more fun activities for all ages.

Gatlinburg will be host to the 4th of July Midnight Parade at 12:01 a.m., on July 4. The city will then celebrate all day leading up to the fireworks – which has been dubbed as a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Wisp Resort will see the Outdoor Stage Wisp Concert series continue on July 4th with fireworks and a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies. Activities are slated to stare around 6:30 with the fireworks going off at dusk – and should continue for 20-30 minutes.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort will party all weekend to celebrate Independence Day with the Homegrown Festival. Musical entertainment starts at 1 p.m., on Thursday in the Village Plaza with acts concerts on Friday and Saturday as well.

On Saturday night, Snowshoe will celebrate with a fireworks show at 4848’ at 9:30 pm. The best viewing location will be at the Skidder slope area. The Homegrown Festival will wrap up with a series of games on Sunday.

Canaan Valley Resort is set to host Windfest 2019 to celebrate the 4th of July. The festival – which will last until Sunday – will feature wagon rides, marshmallow roasts, hikes, arts and crafts, kite building workshop and more.

Wintergreen Resort is celebrating with the annual July 4th Jubilee. Thursday night will feature a Block Party for kids, live music and culminate with a spectacular July 4th Fireworks show. The resort will also host events throughout the weekend.

The Omni Homestead has a full day scheduled on Thursday. Events include a holiday golf tournament, a walking history tour, live entertainment and fireworks to end the night.

Sugar Mountain and the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority will host a spectacular firework show on July 4th.

The Summit Express chairlift will run from 10-10 on Thursday for mountain-top firework viewing with the show set to start around 9 p.m.

Beech Mountain Resort will be the site of the 48th Annual Roasting of the Hog and Fireworks on Saturday evening. The annual event features a pork and turkey BBQ along with games, raffles, music and dancing. The event will end with fireworks just after dusk.

Bryce Resort is set to host Bryce Fest on Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. The fun starts at 11a.m., with vendors opening and live music is set to begin at 2 p.m., and last throughout the evening. The night will cap with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

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