The Polar Festival is coming up Feb 4th starting at 10am! Polar run and Plunge and Chilly Chili Cook off! Dont miss out!                                                                                                                                            Mardi Grad in the Mountains is coming up Feb 18th at Good Times! Come celebrate New Orleans style with Ron Short and the Possum Playboys starting at 7pm!                                                                                                                                                        Join us this Winter in Big Stone Gap for breathtaking scenery, great food, amazing music, and shopping! Give us a try, you won’t regret visiting our Winter Wonderland!                                                                                                                                                                           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 29th  – July 4, 2023

TICKETS FOR JULY 4TH CONCERT & FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON SALE NOW!

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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 2023 SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY- JUNE 29th

  • 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 – JUNE 30th

  • 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 1st

Lonesome Pine Soap Box Derby Race!

  • 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! 

SUNDAY – JULY 2nd 

 

MONDAY – JULY 3rd

TBD

TUESDAY – JULY 4th

TBD

 

Stay tuned for updates as they come in!

  • 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 CTM Productions bringing you DOZENS of bands and artists that will lead you up to our BIG HEADLINER TBD starting at 8:30 till fireworks! 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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