The 48th Annual Alderson 4th of July Celebration, in Alderson, West Virginia, started on July 2 and will continue through July 6th. The celebration includes fairs and festivals with special events. Enjoy music, contests, food vendors, arts & crafts, parades and, of course, fireworks. Below is a schedule of events:
Thursday, July 2
7:00 pm - Fireman's Rodeo at Memorial Field
Friday, July 3
6:30 pm - Homecoming Dinner at the Alderson Community Center (formerly Alderson High School). $12 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door. Music following dinner at the football field.
7:00 -11:00 pm - Buddy Allen and the Cheat River Band Concert. Additionally, there will be a Talent Contest during intermission of the band.
There are two talent contest categories: Adult (16 & Up) and Youth (16 and under).
Adult Prizes: 1st - $100, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25
Youth Prizes: 1st - $50 and 2nd - $25
Saturday, July 4
10:30 am - Parade
Parades have long been a celebration in the United States. Whenever there is a parade, the streets are lined with people long before the parade commences. Often, the people in the parade throw candy to the crowd especially to the children. Small children are often hoisted up on the shoulders of their parents so that they may see better.
Fourth of July parades often include a float, or some tyoe of vehicle -- Look for the Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts Real Estate Team's hay wagon in the parade.
10:00 pm fireworks on the football field.
Sunday, July 5
1:00 pm - River Events at mini-park
2:00 pm - Horseshoe Contest at beginning of Virginia Street
7:00 pm - Gospel Show on football field
9:45 pm - Fireworks
Monday, July 6
6pm - Rubber Duck Race on the Greenbrier. For information, contact Karen Lobban at 304-445-7730.
For more information on the July 4th celebration, contact Alderson City Hall at 304-445-2916
Alderson's Upcoming Special Events:
- Share in the festivities with Alderson's Fall Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 26. Enjoy live music, crafts, antiques, food and activities. .
- Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Christmas spirit and good company with Alderson's Sixth Annual Christmas Homes Tour on Sunday, December 6 from 1-5pm. Several houses will be decorated for the holiday season and open to ticket holders.
- For more information, please contact Alderson City Hall at 304-445-2916
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