Each year, the City hosts Roanoke’s largest display of fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July. Join us at River’s Edge Sports Complex South on July 4, 2017, for patriotic music, fireworks, food trucks, giveaways, bouncy castles, and more!

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ROANOKE’S FIREWORKS ON THE FOURTH:

  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: The festivities begin! Bring your family and some lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy food trucks, bouncy castles, face painting, and live patriotic music performed by Winds of the Blue Ridge. The orchestral band will play until 8:30 p.m. After their performance, we’ll rock along to 94.9 Star Country’s tunes until the fireworks begin.
  • 9:00 p.m.: Time to find your perfect viewing spot and settle in for the show. Jefferson St. between Belleview Ave. SE and Walnut Ave., and Reserve Ave. between Jefferson St. and Cambria Suites,  will be closed to ensure safety before the fireworks begin. These areas are closed to the public because they lie in the fireworks fallout area. One northbound lane of Jefferson St. will remain open between Reserve Ave and Williamson Rd. Please obey Police instructions and remember to clear out of the fireworks fallout areas to ensure your safety!
  • 9:30 – 9:55 p.m.: Roanoke’s BIGGEST and BEST Fireworks show!
  • 10:30 p.m.: Jefferson St., Reserve Ave., and Wiley Dr. will reopen to traffic once the Fire Marshal’s Office has ensured that the fireworks fallout areas have been safely cleared.
RAIN DATE: If there is inclement weather on July 4th, we will reschedule the fireworks for the following day, July 5th, at the same time. If the celebration is rescheduled, there will not be music, food trucks or family activities on the rain make-up date.

How to get there

July 4th Parking and Street Closures
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GETTING THERE…

When it comes to getting to Roanoke’s Fireworks on the Fourth, you have a few options: you can drive, walk or bike, or take a free shuttle from Virginia Western Community College. Due to limited parking space and street closures, we strongly encourage spectators to reduce vehicular traffic by walking, biking, or riding a shuttle to River’s Edge Sports Complex – South instead of driving.

How should you get to Roanoke’s Fireworks on the Fourth? You have four good options:

TAKE A SHUTTLE

Valley Metro will be offering a free shuttle service from Virginia Western starting at 6:45 p.m. You’ll get picked up at Colonial Ave. and Overland Dr. at Virginia Western and then dropped off at Evans Mill Road near the River’s Edge Sports Complex tunnel, right beside the fireworks show. Fourteen Valley Metro buses will run between the pick-up and drop-off locations continuously until the last bus leaves Virginia Western at 9:00 p.m. sharp. Shuttles running back to Virginia Western from the park will resume at approximately 10:30 p.m.

DRIVE AND PARK

If you’re planning to drive, please be aware that parking is limited. Plan to arrive early and remember that sections of Jefferson St. and Reserve Ave. will be closed until 10:30 p.m. The River’s Edge Sports Complex – North parking lot off of Reserve Ave. will be closed all day. 

  • Carilion Clinic Parking Garage at 15 Evans Mill Rd. | Google Map 

*Please note that there will be no street parking along Reserve Ave., Rosalind Ave., Wycliffe, or Crystal Spring

ENJOY A SCENIC WALK ON THE GREENWAY

There are two parking lots at Wasena Park, which is roughly a 0.5-mile walk away from River’s Edge Sports Complex along the Roanoke River Greenway. You’ll pass Smith Park’s newly renovated playground on the way – the perfect pitstop for your little ones!

 

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