The Lonesome Pine Soapbox Derby is coming your way Saturday, June 4th at 9am! Don’t miss out!                                                                                                      Blue Highway Fest Tickets are on sale NOW! Visit bluehighwayfest.com to get your tickets, stay updated, and learn all about the next big thing coming to Big Stone Gap!                                                      Kids Fishing Day is set for Saturday, May 28th starting at 9am up on Big Cherry Lake. Prizes given for biggest fish!                                                    Gathering in the Gap with Headliner Crystal Gale happening May 28th starting at 12pm at the Southwest Virginia Museum! Crafts, Food Trucks, 7 Dogs Beer Garden, and music all day! Come out and spend the whole day with us!                                                                            Big Stone Gap is bursting out all over this Spring! Visit us today and take in the natural beauty for yourself!                                                                                                  A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

Independence Extravaganza

Independence Extravaganza INFORMATION

Location:

Big Stone Gap

Date:

June 30th  – July 4, 2022

A 5 day 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!

THE 2022 SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY- JUNE 30th

  • Far Fetched Grooming 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.

FRIDAY – JULY 1st

  • 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 6:30pm
  • BEACH GAMES BLOCK PARTY– With the giant beach set up, come on out and play Volleyball and compete in a Cornhole Tournament. After dark LIMBO for all!

SATURDAY – JULY 2nd

SUNDAY – JULY 3rd 

MONDAY – JULY 4th 

  • FOURTH OF JULY PARADE through Wood Ave 4pm.
  • BIG STONE GAP’S IDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT BULLITT PARK 4pm – 11pm. $5 entry fee kids 12 and under free. Food Trucks, Inflatables, Cornhole Tournament, Wine/Beer & Beer Cart. Live Music starting at 5pm with The Shawn Stone Band starting us off – Mississippi East opening for the main act – If Birds Could Fly as our HEADLINER. DJ Jahmal Potter will be your host for the evening! One of the best Fireworks Displays in SW Virginia starts at dusk!

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

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