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The Bedford sky will be glowing with fireworks this 4th of July

Fireworks display at the 2008 Independence Day...
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This weekend Bedford will be busy with all kinds of 4th of July events taking place. Pick a night and a location and enjoy!

Saturday -There are several places where you can see fireworks. The Lynchburg Hill-cats baseball team will have a show after their game.  The Hill-cats have been hot and the fireworks are a great way to end the game. The Hill-cats also play on Sunday with fireworks too.

The Parkway Marina at Smith Mountain Lake is having their annual fund raiser for the Saunders Volunteer Fire Co. Gates open at 3 pm with the band the Works playing at 5:30, followed by the fireworks at after it gets dark. There will be food, vendors, and other types of entertainment to this event with typically is attended by several thousand people each year. Watching the fireworks from you boat is a great way to end your evening.

Sunday-
Popular Forest (Thomas Jefferson‘s second home) is hosting an Independence Day Celebration. They always have great historical events and this promises not to disappoint. Sword swallowers, fife-and-drum corps, Native American crafts, historic carfts, performances by the Virginia Academy of Historic Dance, food vendors, and pony rides  will all be there. All of this for only $5 for adults and free for children.

Patric Henry’s home Red Hill will also have an all day event, with children;s games, face painting, historical recreations, and a home tour. Fireworks will start ar dark and costs is only $10 per vehicle.

The City of Bedford in conjunction with the National D-Day Memorial will have their annual fireworks display. You can see their fireworks from almost anywhere in town, however the best places are the Bedford Welcome Center and Liberty Lake Park. This year offers a new twist. Rangers will lead a hike up Sharp Top mountain to see the sunset and the fireworks from Sharp Top’s summit.

Liberty University will also have  “Celebration on the Mountain”. Which is a day long event similar to their annual event which is a change this year due to the construction going on at Williams Stadium. This event will be held at their snowplex with special discount price for skiing and fireworks will be launched from Candler’s Mountain.

The weather is great, call some old friends, meet some new friends, and see some great fireworks.

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