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Celebrate America’s Independence with a full day of activities and events hosted by Danville Parks and Recreation.
The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with the Danville Regional Medical Center Patriot Challenge Trail Run at Anglers Park. Afterward, the Annual All-American Pie Baking Contest will be at 2 p.m. at the Pepsi Building followed by July 4th at the Crossing Celebration at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Here is a little more information on each event:
Danville Regional Medical Center Patriot Challenge, 8 a.m., Anglers Park (350 Northside Drive)
Featuring a 5K, 10K and Children’s Run, the trail run is a great way to kick off the holiday. An ice cream social will follow. Register online at www.PlayDanvilleVA.com by June 30. The cost is $25; $35 on race day (cash only). The first 75 who register will receive a Patriot Challenge beach towel. The kid’s fun run costs $5. Call (434) 793-4636.
The run is sponsored by Danville Regional Medical Center, Complexions Dermatology, Danville Running and Fitness Club and Danville Parks and Recreation.
All-American Pie Baking Contest, 2 p.m., Pepsi Building (661 Craghead Street)
Nothing says the Fourth of July like a homemade pie. You can turn your favorite pie into an award winner whether it’s an apple pie or chocolate cream. Winners will be announced at the Pavilion Main Stage. The overall grand prize winner will receive a $150 gift certificate to Golden Leaf Bistro. Additional prizes will be given for first, second and third in each category.
Rules and registration forms are available online at www.PlayDanvilleVA.com or at the Danville Welcome Center located at 645 River Park Drive. The pie contest is sponsored by Golden Leaf Bistro and Danville Parks and Recreation. Call (434) 793-4636.
July 4 at the Crossing, 6 p.m., Carrington Pavilion (661 Craghead Street)
The annual celebration will feature free entertainment, arts and crafts and Captain Jim’s Magical Illusion Show. Food concessions and amusement rides will be available. Admission is Free.
The Transit Vocal Band will headline the entertainment section of the evening. With a diverse repertoire of music from every decade since the 1950s, Transit, a five-member a cappella group, is sure to please any audience. Combining soaring leads, smooth harmonies and a thumping rhythm section, Transit demonstrates the power, versatility and emotion of the most natural instrument of all; the human voice. Visit transitvocalband.com.
Fireworks will begin at dusk (weather permitting).
The event is sponsored by URW Community Federal Credit Union, J&J Equipment Rentals, J&J Truck Sales and Danville Parks and Recreation. Call (434) 793-4636.
The Danville Braves will also homestead during the July 4 weekend, facing off with Johnson City on July 1 and Burlington July 2-3. The fireworks display will be held on July 3. For more information on the Braves or to purchase tickets, call (434) 797-3792.