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Published On: Sep 13 2013 05:01:54 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 13 2013 05:30:22 PM EDT

Police believe the package fell off the back of a truck.

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    Date

    LocationEvent Start TimeFireworks Start TimeDetails
    4-Jul

    Abingdon - Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center

    all day9:45 PMSwimming, music, food and family fun.
    4-JulBastian - Union Church8:00 AM9:00 PMFlea Market, 5K & 10K, food & music, fireworks.
    4-JulBlacksburg - Downtown2:00 PM9:30 PMParade followed by a free family movie ("The Lorax") at The Lyric Theatre. 6pm begins the Blacksburg Community Band and activities at Municipal Park
        4-JulBrookneal - Patrick Henry National Memorial3:00 PM9:15 PMAdmission is $10 per car - up to 5 passengers; $2 for each additional passenger.Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to comfortably watch Patrick Henry give his speech at 7:00 and to watch the fantastic fireworks display at 9:15. You might also want to bring a flashlight to aide you after dark.
    4-JulBuchanan - Town Park, 485 Lowe Street6:30 PM10:00 PMCarnival with games, parade, rides, food and music
    4-JulChristiansburg High School10:00 AM9:15 PMFestival on Main Street is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The football stadium will open at 8:30 p.m. for watching fireworks. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. No pets allowed.
         4-JulClifton Forge 11:00 AM at dark Parade, music (bring your own chair), lunch, art displays, fireworks.
    4-JulDanville - Carrington Pavillion6:00 PMduskEntertainment, arts & crafts for kids, food and amusement rides
    4-JulGalax/Independence - Downtown10:00 AM8:30 PMParade and fireworks
    4 -JulGiles County - Newport11:00 AMTBDParade starts at the Christian Church on Route 42, just off of Route 460. Travels east on Route 42 to the Newport Ballpark
    4-JulHillsville4:00 PMby 10:00 PMParade, special activities, food, entertainment, games
    7/3 to 7/5Homestead Resortvarious10:00 PMFamily cookout with music & entertainment
    7/2 to 7/5Lexington - Balloon Rally & Fourth of July Celebrationall weekendunknownPiloted balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, live music, food and craft vendows, children's activities, antique car show and fireworks.
    4-JulMartinsville - Hooker Field7:00 PMat conclusion of gameMartinsville Mustangs baseball game with special fireworks to follow. $6 general admission
    3-JulMartinsville Speedway3:00 PMTBDMusic, food, games, carinval rides and fireworks
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        3-JulNational D-Day Memorial10:00 AMno fireworksCelebrate Independence Weekend with a visit to the D-Day Memorial.  Tours will be offered throughout the day.  Regular fees apply.  The Memorial will close at 5 PM, however, fireworks can be viewed from Centertown Bedford, Liberty Lake Park, or the Army Reserve Center on Rt. 460.
    2-JulPembroke - Mountain Lake Lodge5:00 PM10:00 PMMusic, refreshments, and fireworks over the lake. Bring your own chair or blanket.
         4-JulRadford - Bisset Park2:00 PM10:00 PM"Spirit of America Celebration" with music, vendors, contests, children's activities and more!
    4-JulRoanoke - Elmwood Park - TAP Hope Revolution11:00 AMno fireworksMusic, food & beverages, kids zone
    4-JulRoanoke - River's Edge Sports Complex5:00 PM9:30 PMMusic & activities. Bring your own chair.
    2-JulRocky Mount - Independence Festival5:00 PMAt Franklin County High School; music, fireworks, food and activities.
    4-JulSmith Mountain Lake5:00 PMjust after darkActivities, music and food at Parkway Marina
        4-JulVinton - War Memorial Grounds6:00 PM9:30 PMChildren's entertainment including inflatables, stilt walker, balloon animals and juggling. A variety of festival foods will be available.
    7/3 to 7/5Wintergreen Resortall weekendunknownMusic, block party, movie under the stars, chairlift rides, game and fireworks
         4-JulWythe County/Rural Retreat3:00 PMduskHot dog eating contest, classic cars cruise-in, kids activities, vendors & music.
    4-JulWytheville - Downtown12:00 PMby 10:00 PM

    Food vendors, kid's activities, hot dog eating contest, classic car cruise, and music.

    4- JulMarion6:00 PM10:00 PM

    The “Rock, White and Blues” concert featuring Marion’s own Michael Shaun Brown along with Dirty White Lies, will take place at the Farmers Market Pavilion, adjacent to the Marion Post Office on the corner of Chestnut Street and Cherry Street. It’s a free community concert. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fun!

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