Rockin’ Independence Eve

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Come enjoy Rockin’ Independence Eve, an All-American event in Old Town Winchester Sunday, July 3 from 12pm to 10:00pm. Celebrate our nation’s independence at a free, family- oriented event that’s fun for all ages.

Live music at the Taylor Pavilion begins at 12pm with the Dixie Rhythm who will be performing patriotic songs. Cabin Creek, featuring certified organic and gluten free modern folk music, will take the stage at 2pm. Richmond-based Reckless Island performs at 4:30pm, and the Navy Country Current band play starting at 7:30pm.  A beer and wine garden, the Snow White Grill Hamburger Eating Contest, water pong and cornhole will also take place.

Numerous kids’ activities will be located throughout the Loudoun Street Mall on the Civil War Court House lawn.

The evening will be capped off with an impressive fireworks show made possible through a matching donation by NAPA Auto Parts. The fireworks will be launched near the Mount Hebron Cemetery and coordinated by the Parks and Recreation Department.The fireworks will be viewable from several different locations throughout Old Town Winchester, but the best place to view the fireworks show will be from North Kent Street (no viewing allowed from the roof of the Autoparks).

Admission is free. Highlights include:

12:00 Dixie Rhythm (Taylor Pavilion)
1:00 Oh Susannah Sing-a-long (Old Courthouse Lawn)
2:00 Cabin Creek (Taylor Pavilion)
3:30 Reptiles Alive (Old Courthouse Lawn)
4:30 Reckless Island (Taylor Pavilion)
6:15 Puppet Show (Old Courthouse Lawn)
7:30 US Navy Country Current Band (Taylor Pavilion)
9:15 Fireworks


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Parking is free during the event at all downtown garages compliments of Summit Community Bank. Free parking begins July 3 at noon through 11 a.m. July 4. 


Rockin’ Independence Eve is hosted by the City of Winchester, Old Town Winchester, and Winchester Parks and Recreation. It runs from 12pm to 11:00pm and is free and open to the public. For more information or the opportunity to be a sponsor, vendor, performer, or volunteer contact Dario Savarese, (540) 722-8700,

If you have questions about Old Town Winchester Walking Mall and other upcoming events contact Jennifer Bell, Downtown Manager 540-535-3660,


 Date:                      Sunday, July 3rd

Streets:                  Boscawen Street between Indian Alley and Cameron Street
Time:                      Noon – 10pm
Reason:                  Rockin’ Independence Eve
Date:                       Sunday, July 3rd
Streets:                   Philpot Street between Boscawen and Kent Streets
                                East Lane between Woodstock Lane and Boscawen Street
                                Boscawen Street between Kent Street and Mt. Hebron Cemetery
                                Kent Street between Boscawen and Piccadilly Streets
Time:                      Philpot Street – 4pm to 11pm
                                All Others – 8pm to 10pm
Reason:                  Community Fireworks


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Event Sponsors

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Winchester/Frederick County
92.5 WINC FM
99.3 FM The Fox
Mobile Marketing & Entertainment
Devil’s Backbone Brewery
Grand Rental Station
KEE Construction
KISS 98.3
New Country B105
News Talk 1400
Bud Light
Signet Screen Printing & Embroidery
Seven Bends
Partlow Insurance
Q102 Shenandoah Country
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