Independence Extravaganza

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Independence Extravaganza Information

Location:

Big Stone Gap

Date:

June 28th  – July 4, 2024

Description:

A week long celebration leading up to July 4th. The Town of Big Stone Gap is painted red, white, and, blue as the celebration for our country’s independence is honored. Live music performances by area bands, food vendors from all over SW Virginia, games, inflatables, races, contests, and more! An event for all ages leading up to the 4th of July parade and a huge outdoor concert at Bullitt Park. The celebration concludes at dusk with one of the greatest fireworks displays around!

Friday – JUNE 28th

SATURDAY – JUNE 29th

  • Lonesome Pine Soap Box Derby Race!  Who will take home the big trophy? Adult, kids, business, and municipal divisions! Come on down and have a great summer time race with us!
  • Hawaiian Luau Block Party at the Visitor Center 5p -11p. Wear your best Hawaiian outfits and stretch your toes in the sand! DJ JP Rooftop DJ!!!!!!!!! Best Hawaiian Shirt Contest, Snow Cones, Giant Sand Box, Food Trucks, Music, Cornhole, Games, Contest, and Prizes!
  • The Gap Partnership presents THE BAND IN THE SAND -Come on down to the GIANT SAND BOX and run your toes through the sand while you kick back and enjoy a cold drink while listening to live summer music!

SUNDAY – JUNE 30th

MONDAY – JULY 1st

  • Wrestling Alumni Dual @ Bullitt Park 9pm.
    Particulars: Madison Weight System to determine weight classes at 7:00PM official weigh in. 3 – 1 minute rounds. VHSL certified official. Medals for winners and trophies for the “fan favorite match.” Wrestlers must pay 25.00 entry fee and fill out event waiver.
    The town will donate all proceeds to Union Wrestling.
    Contact eschenck@wisek12.org to sign up

TUESDAY- JULY 2nd

  • Far Fetched Grooming & Boarding Pet Show @ Miners Park 6pm. Prizes& Awards for: Most Exotic, Best Dressed, Pet/Owner Twinsies, Top Dog, Champion Cat, Funniest, Most Unique, Best Personality, Best Trick, Ruby’s Pick. Sponsored by Far Fetched Grooming of Big Stone Gap.

WEDNESDAY – JULY 3rd

  • Annual Dessert Creation & Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by Country Kitchen @ The Visitor Center. Prizes awarded for winners of both competitions. Dessert Creation Contest starts at 5pm followed by the Hot Dog Eating Contest at 6pm

THURSDAY JULY 4th

For more information, contact us at (276) 523-2303 or email at tourism@bigstonegap.org

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