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Ready to celebrate the red, white and blue?  July 4th is fast approaching, and that means one thing: it’s time to make plans to see one of the many firework Independence Day celebrations held at Smith Mountain Lake.  Here’s where to wave a flag, enjoy a fireworks show and celebrate with the family!


June 29th, 2019 


Downtown Moneta Fireworks

FireWorx Fest is a family-friendly event at Downtown Moneta that features live music by popular regional band The Worx. Food, drinks, games for kids and more will all be available.

Admission is $10 for adults (kids 10 and under free) with proceeds benefiting the Moneta Fire Department. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.


July 4th, 2019


Mariners Landing Fireworks

The Pointe in Mariners Landing Fireworks Festival is a relaxing way to spend an evening lakefront on the lawn and catch a great display of fireworks. Smith Mountain Lake boaters find this a convenient spot to see fireworks by water at SML, too. Fireworks start just after dusk!


July 5th, 2019


Fireworks at EastLake Community Church

EastLake Community Church will host a free concert by NewSong followed by fireworks at the property where they are developing a new campus (1201 Timberwood Lane, Moneta).

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 7. Fireworks will start at dusk. Food vendors will be on site along with inflatables for kids. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Mitchell’s Point Fireworks

Mitchell’s Point Marina fireworks begin at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.).  The event is free but donations are accepted for military charities. Parking is limited at the marina so it’s best to view these fireworks on Smith Mountain Lake by boat from Craddock Creek.


July 6th, 2019


Parkway Marina Fireworks

This is the largest and longest-running annual display of fireworks at Smith Mountain Lake. 2019 will include on-land activities for children as well as food vendors and a beer garden at Parkway Marina.

Gates open at 3 p.m. and the Worx will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. Admission fee is $10 with proceeds going to support the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company and participating non-profits.

Parkway Marina fireworks will be starting shortly after dark.


The 4th of July is a time to celebrate freedom, togetherness, and the USA, and we can’t wait!  This Fourth of July, let’s enjoy summer, but let’s also remember our shared American History and the meaning of the day.  Please have a wonderful and SAFE holiday week!

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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