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Independence Day Events

Whether you live in Charlottesville or will be visiting during Independence Day, Charlottesville offers many events to make your 4th of July unforgettable!

Highlands Independence Day Concert and Celebration

Charlottesville 4th of July events

James Monroe’s Highlands will feature an Independence Day Celebration and Concert, with free access to the historic grounds all day, family games and activities, and a free concert by the Heifetz International Music Institute! The concert will feature a classically-inspired ensemble that will appeal to all ages. Bring a picnic or grab lunch from the Museum Shop, and relax on the lawn with this Independence Day Concert! – Learn More

Monticello Naturalization Ceremony
4th of July Events in Charlottesville

Monticello will host their Annual Naturalization Ceremony and Independence Day Celebration, the morning of the 4th. The Naturalization Ceremony attracts visitors from around the country and welcomes new citizens to our great nation! Monticello will also offer free tours of the historic home after the event. – Learn More

Patriotism in the Park
Charlottesville 4th of July events
Charlottesville’s CBS19 News will host the “Patriotism in the Park” at McIntire Park. The event will feature family-friendly fun music and entertainment, activities for kids of all ages, and local food vendors! A spectacular fireworks show begins just after dark!
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Scottsville 4th of July Events
Charlottesville 4th of July events
Our local Scottsville also offers 4th of July festivities! The events start in the morning with the Main Street Parade and continue to the afternoon with the 4th of July fair at Dorrier Park, with live music, bounce houses and food vendors, and of course, Fireworks over the James River finish off the night!


If you are visiting Charlottesville any time during the summer, Chester Inn Bed and Breakfast is the perfect home base for all your activities! Or if you live in Charlottesville, take a wonderful break from the ordinary. With a quaint downtown and the beautiful James River, Scottsville and Chester Inn are an ideal getaway for your summer break!