Fourth in Fredericksburg

fourthinFxbg cover photoShowcasing all of the happenings on the 4th of July in the City of Fredericksburg. 

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Annual Fallen Heroes 5 Miler Race

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - 7:30 AM

This run is a scenic 5 Mile USATF Certified Course, which runs along the Rappahannock River and other beautiful areas of the City of Fredericksburg. This race is sponsored by Fredericksburg Fallen Heroes in conjunction with the Fredericksburg Area Running Club for the Coldwell Banker Grand Prix Series. The race will begin at Caroline Street between Lafayette and Frederick and finishing at Charlotte Street between Princess Anne and Caroline Street.


Race Day Registration: July 4th: 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. at the Fredericksburg Visitors Center at 706 Caroline Street. Please allow enough time to complete your registration process. Race will start approximately 2.5 blocks from location. You may register the same day of the event.

Packet pickup location: Lucky Road Run Shop, 1865 Carl D Silver Pkwy Unit #110 Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is highly recommended for packets to be picked up on this day.

Entry Fees:  In order to receive your free shirt, you must register by June 8th

  • February 17th – June 7th - $30
  • June 8th – July 2nd - $40
  • July 3rd, July 4th – $45

Extra shirts will be available for purchase with a limited supply. Cost: $20.00

Age Groups - 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over Overall winners will be presented awards in both the men and women division; 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Specialty awards for best female and male: Patriotic/Independence Day outfit

Link to register:

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2023 Fourth in Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Show

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - 10AM - 4PM

This annual outdoor festival is held rain or shine from 10 AM to 4 PM, with additional activities scheduled throughout the day for the community to celebrate America's birthday. The festival area will also host food and drink vendors, music, and entertainment activities to draw people to the Arts & Crafts Show. The estimated crowd is typically about 10,000 people. The cost for space at the show is $95 for a single space (10’ deep x 10’ wide), $150 for a double space (10’ x 20’), and $195 for a triple space (10’ x 30’).  *Register early to take advantage of special "early-bird" pricing and save.*  You must provide your own booth setup (i.e., table(s), chair(s), canopy, and weights to hold the canopy in place).  Spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis in early June.  Direct sales vendors, such as Tupperware or MaryKay, etc, are welcome.  However, as the focus of this event is as an arts & crafts show, we therefore limit the number of direct sales vendors to one per company.  If you have any questions, please email or call 540-369-3592.

Art and Craft Vendors! Visit the website for more information and to apply to this year's show 

Daytime Event Schedule - Tuesday, July 4, 2023

7:30am: Fallen Heroes 5k Race. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Fallen Heroes and Fredericksburg Area Running Club. Link to register:

9:30am - Roll-N-Stroll - Caroline Street from VRE Lot to Market Square. Sponsored by Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg, Mary Kulesa - Weichert Realtors, Associate Broker, and Thunder 104.5. Line up at 9 am in the VRE parking lot at the corner of Caroline St. and Frederick St., parade will follow Caroline St. from the train station to Market Square. Prizes for best adult and child costumes & best decorated bicycle and wagon/stroller.

10:00am– 4:00pm: Festival of the Streets – Riverfront Park.

  • Art & Craft Show with many great artists along Sophia, Charlotte & Hanover Streets! Sponsored by BETH SHOLOM TEMPLE. Scroll down this page for entry information.
  • Children’s Activities
  • Food Vendors: great variety of options
  • Live Music 

12:00pm: Presentation of the Colors – Riverfront Park.  AMERICAN LEGION. Welcome - Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor 

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Fourth of July at Ferry Farm. Sponsored by THE GEORGE WASHINGTON FOUNDATION. Catch the bus or trolley from downtown or from the Eagles Lodge on Cool Springs Road. Ferry Farm parking is handicapped only. Games - Crafts - Colonial Demonstrations - Music - Re-enactors - Food vendors

11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm: Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Hugh Mercer Apothecary. Join us on the steps of the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Caroline Street, as we celebrate our Independence with a live reading of the Declaration of  Independence. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by WASHINGTON HERITAGE MUSEUMS and VIRGINIA HUMANITIES. 

Evening Event Schedule - Tuesday, July 4, 2023


About 9:00pm: FIREWORKS, Virginia Credit Union Stadium. Sponsored by the FREDERICKSBURG NATIONALS and the CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG.

Stafford County:

6:00pm: John Lee Pratt Memorial Park Opens for the 4th of July Spectacular. Sponsored by STAFFORD COUNTY. Yard Games, Food Trucks & DJ. 

About 9:30pm: FIREWORKS. Pratt Park.


View Fireworks from Pratt Park, Old Mill Park, or Expo Center parking area

  • Bring lawn chairs
  • No tents allowed 
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No sparklers
  • No grills
  • Dogs must be on a leash 
  • Vehicles: Please obey all posted signage and parking restrictions.

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Fred Nats Fourth of July Fireworks Parking

The Fourth of July is just one week away, and the Fredericksburg Nationals are celebrating with their annual Fourth of July Spectacular. The firework show begins at 9 pm, and the public can view them from their cars up to two miles away. Please plan to arrive well before the showtime as parking is limited. The following map indicates areas designated for firework parking. For emergency response purposes, vehicles parked on Gordon W. Shelton need to park at a 45-degree angle, and cars parked on Carl D. Silver Parkway need to parallel park in the far right lane only, NOT the thru lanes. We look forward to a safe and festive Fourth of July in #FXBG!

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