7 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

Fireworks, Activities, and Upcoming Events Around Mountaineer Country

Looking for something to do this 4th of July? Locals have always been patriotic when it comes to participating in July 4th activities, and now you can join in on the fun, too! Put on your red, white, and blue attire and start waving those American flags because the 4th of July is almost here!

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Celebration of America

Join Mylan Park, MVB Bank and Triple S. Harley-Davidson on July 4 for their Celebration of America event taking place from 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Thanks to the sponsorship and efforts of Triple S. Harley-Davidson, several community members, and multiple other sponsors, Mountaineer Country can enjoy a baseball game, live music, a movie, and fireworks all free to the public.

Mylan Park Event

Starting at 1:00 p.m., head to Mylan Park for a baseball game between Wheeling Park 1 and Morgantown 2. Then, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., choose to either view a family-friendly movie, “Doolittle,” on the big screen within the new Monongalia County Extension Service and 4-H Center Pavilion or a Davisson Brothers performance live-streamed on the Track and Field Complex’s video board. Have to see the Davisson Brothers in-person? Head over to Triple-S Harley-Davidson for the full concert experience.

Food and beverages will be available at both Triple S. and Mylan Park. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for both events, however, coolers and pop-up tents will not be permitted.

Finally, a fireworks show will take place on Anker Fields at Mylan Park at 9:45 p.m. You can view the fireworks from seating areas or parking spaces at both Mylan Park and Triple S. All are welcome to park at either event location, or other secondary locations, to watch the Pyrotechnics fireworks display light up the sky.

Mylan Park and Triple S. ask that there be no more than 10 people to a family congregating in less than six feet distances. Self-responsibility and personal protective equipment, such as masks and sanitizing solutions, are highly encouraged.

Mountaineer Country community members unable to attend the event are invited to watch live-streams of the Davisson Brothers concert and fireworks display online at WKKWFM.com.

This event is made possible thanks to these amazing sponsors!
Triple S Harley Davidson, 97.9 WKKW Radio, Mylan Park, MVB Bank, BFS Foods, City of Westover, MECCA, Mona Supply, Monongalia County Commission, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Dept., MPE, Pikewood Creative, Town of Granville, Town of Star City, United Bank, White Diamond Realty

 

Watch Fireworks

Mylan Park will be hosting a Fireworks display with Pyrotechnico from 9:45 PM – 10:05 PM. The display will be live-streamed by WKKKW to video boards at the Mylan Track.

Head to the grand opening of Dream Mountain Ranch in Preston County for live music and a fireworks celebration, taking place July 4 from 7PM -10PM. This is a family-friendly event is hosted by MoonlightDrive and will have free admission. Donations will be accepted for the Holy Pursuit Dream Mountain Hunting Organization.

Listen to Live Music

High Ground Brewing in Preston County will be hosting a July 4th C”Ale”ebration, featuring The Five & Dime performing live starting at 6PM. Stop by earlier in the day for family-friendly food, beer-tasting, and face painting for kids and adults!

See the Davisson Brothers Band perform live at Triple S Harley-Davidson in Morgantown from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The performance will be live-streamed by WKKW to video boards at the Mylan Track, as well as the general public.

Relax on the Water

Take your friends or family to Krepps or Marilla Park for a day by the pool or rent a boat, kayaks, canoes, or paddle boats and enjoy time on the water at Cheat Lake. Head to Tygart Lake State Park for a mix of lakeside walking trails and picnic areas.

If you enjoy fishing, there are several fishing areas in Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor County, or be adventurous by whitewater rafting on the Cheat River.

Reach out to Padlz Canoe & Kayak Rentals to reserve your timeslot for smooth sailing in Bruceton Mills. Appointments can be made on their Facebook page and are decided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Float downstream with Taylor County Adventure Club and their Lazy River adventure. Reservations are required in order to ensure the proper safety of guests and guides. To reserve tubes please visit tcadventureclub.com and click on BOOK NOW.

Plan a Cookout

A 4th of July cookout is always more fun while camping! Camp at one of Visit Mountaineer Country’s many campgrounds for a weekend of grilling and outdoor activities. You can also host a cookout at one of the parks that provide picnic areas and allow grilling.

Let someone else take care of the cooking! Many great restaurants in Mountaineer Country are offering curbside pick-up and carryout for select menu items. Check them out by visiting the Mountaineer Country Community Resource Guide. Need catering for a large event? Check out our list of  Mountaineer Country Restaurants that Cater and explore your options for delicious food.

Get a Workout In

Participate in a 4-mile run or walk with Morgantown Running July 4th Road Race on Independence Day. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runners along with winners picked from random drawings. A one-mile run for kids will also be held.

Head to the Mylan Park Aquatic Center to swim a few laps in the Olympic-sized competition pool or enjoy a bit of relaxing open-swim in the community pool.

Family Fun 


Visit Pricketts Fort, located in Fairmont, WV on on July 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for their Independence Day Celebration. The Declaration of Independence will be read aloud at noon. Then experience 18th-century life through a child’s eyes and return on July 8 for their Colonial Kids Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be fun, educational activities for the kiddos throughout the day. (Kids must be accompanied by an adult.)

Head to the Terra Alta, WV Community Park for the Old Fashioned 4th of July in the Park, hosted by Terra Alta’s Volunteer Fire Department. The event starts at 10 am and is a fundraiser for the Terra Alta Fire Department.

Get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty around town! Take a hike at Coopers Rock State Forest and stop by the overlook and take in the scenic view.

 

Keep checking back for additional events and activities as we get closer to the 4th of July!

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Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.


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