Don’t miss Fourth of July events this year, including the Scottsburg and Clarksville parades and fireworks, a celebration at Patrick Henry’s home near Brookneal and shows at the Prizery in South Boston.
Scottsburg Parade: At 10 a.m. on Thursday July 4, about a half hour northeast of Oak Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast. You’ll see fire trucks, antique cars, floats, horses and local pageant winners during the parade. Kids will enjoy the candy thrown to them from passing paraders. Then there is a day of food, music and games, followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Patrick Henry Home: Enjoy fireworks, live music, Patrick Henry delivering his celebrated speech, 18th century interpretations (many are hands-on!), tours, kids’ games, arts & crafts vendors and more! Events begin at 3:00 p.m. July 4, with fireworks at dusk. Bluegrass band Tara Mills and Yankee Dixie of Charlottesville, VA will play from 5:00 to 7:00pm! The gate closes at 9:00 p.m. The home is in Red Hill, about an hour northwest of Oak Grove.
Red White and Broadway: This musical revue, starring professionals brought to South Boston for the summer theater program, can be seen at 7:30 p.m. on July 4 and continues through July 7 at the Prizery.
Clarksville Fourth of July: Sponsored by the Clarksville Ruritans, this year’s lineup will include decorated bicycles, floats, antique cars, trucks and tractors, decorated golf carts, fire trucks, bands, Color Guards, and Shriners Motor Corps miniature cars. It starts at 11 a.m. July 4 and is about a half hour east of Oak Grove.