FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2019
Abingdon celebrates Independence Day Thursday July 4th
with a day of family fun
ABINGDON, Va.—On Thursday July 4, 2019, downtown Abingdon will be alive with an All-American Independence Day Extravaganza. This free event takes place at the Abingdon Market Pavilion and along Remsburg Drive in downtown Abingdon. Free activities include a watermelon eating contest, a kids’ craft area, historical reenactors, block party with a foam pit, stilt walkers, antique tractors, concert, and firework finale. Food trucks will be present to provide concessions.
The free concert starts at 7:00pm, featuring the blues and southern soul of Carolyn Wonderland. A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time.
At 4:00 p.m. the festivities begin with a watermelon eating contest for those ages 5 to 18. Just like any good watermelon eating competition, no hands or other unique equipment are allowed. Contestants should arrive at 3:30pm to sign up, accompanied by their parent or guardian.
Come to the Kids’ Craft area from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m, where kids of all ages can participate in creative craft projects for free. Activities at the craft area include rotating art projects every hour.
Other draws for families include an antique car show, historical reenactors celebrating Abingdon’s rich Revolutionary War history, and a block party and foam pit. The entire extravaganza will end in true American style with a firework finale at 9:15.
All activities will take place on Remsburg Drive in downtown Abingdon, either at the Fields Penn Lawn, the Abingdon Market Pavilion or along Remsburg Drive. Public parking is available in the Municipal Lot on Main Street, or on the street as available.
For a full schedule of events and activities, visit https://www.abingdonmusicexperience.com/independence-day-extravaganza