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Fireworks FAQ's


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Fireworks FAQ's



These are some of the most commonly asked questions about our fireworks event. If you have more questions, please contact us at (540) 635-7171 during regular business hours or  Facebook.  


What events and activities will be taking place?

A variety of activities and vendors will be available. Community organizations will have tables with information and activities, a variety of food trucks and vendors will be on site, and children's activities will be set up.

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What time should I arrive?

The pool will open at noon. For all other activities, plans are still being made. Watch this space for details as they become available.

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Will the pool be open? What are the pool hours?

The pool will operate on a normal Saturday schedule, opening at noon and closing at 7PM. Immediately following the fireworks, the pool will reopen and operate until midnight. There is a fee of $3 to swim after the fireworks.

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What time are the fireworks?

Fireworks will begin at dusk, which is approximately 9PM.

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Where will the fireworks be set off?

We have worked hard with our fireworks vendor and the local authorities to determine the best place for this year's fireworks to both highly visible and safe for the audience and 4-H Center facilities. The fireworks will be tentatively be launched from the Conference Center parking lot, directly above the soccer field. The elevation should ensure a good view for everyone.

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Where will I be able to park?

Parking will be available on the soccer field and surrounding area. Pool patrons will be allowed to remain parked at the pool. Staff and volunteers will be posted to direct traffic to available parking spaces.

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Is handicapped parking available?

There will be reserved parking in close proximity to the activities but, as an outdoor event, there will be uneven terrain and elevation changes.

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Can I bring my pet/cooler/grill/etc.?

  • Pets are welcome, as long as they are leashed at all times and remain under the owner's control.
  • Coolers and outside food are permitted. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at the pool concession stand, Amphitheater, and lower recreation area.
  • Grills are permitted but must be operated safely and not interfere with others' enjoyment of the day. Please do not dump coals on 4-H Center property.
  • Frisbees, footballs and other games are welcome as well.
  • Guns, weapons, or other dangerous items are absolutely prohibited.
  • Outside fireworks are absolutely prohibited.

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Entertainment


Entertainment


There will be a variety of exciting and dynamic entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening. After the fireworks, wait out the traffic and enjoy even more music!

Check back often as more entertainment is added. All times are estimates.


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Front Royal's own River Driven, "an Americana, traditional roots based Rock Band."

Featuring Stacy Horton (Drums), Tim Grant (Guitar/Vocals), & Shae Parker (Bass/Vocals).

River Driven on Facebook

Performing on the Lower Stage, 5:45-6:00


MJ... JT... Bruno... JARREAU! Jarreau Williams brings electricity and charisma to every performance while fusing 70s-90s R&B, hip-hop, pop, and funk! His recent EP The Golden Age reached as high as #3 on the iTunes New Releases-R&B/Soul Charts. His performances only have one requirement: that you have fun and sing along.

The Golden Age EP Release Teaser

Performing on the Lower Stage, 7:00-8:45


The American Legion Community Band, located in Front Royal, Va, was formed in 1986 and has been playing concerts in the area ever since. The conductors and band members are all volunteer musicians from the local area and new members are always welcome.

The band performs at a variety of concerts and community festivals throughout the year. All performances are free and open to the public. Our repertoire is both versatile and traditional with works ranging from classical to popular, marches and operatic overtures to modern works for band. The band is sponsored by the Giles B. Cook Post #53 of the American Legion.

The conductors are Ed RichardsRonald Dye and Mark Malechek.

Performing on the Amphitheatre Stage, 7:00-9:00

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Fireworks Donations


Fireworks Donations


Keep the Fireworks Free in 2018 and beyond


This could be the last year that the 4-H Center is able to host a free fireworks display.


For 32 Years, the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center has hosted a a free, public fireworks display for the residents of Front Royal, Warren County, and the surrounding areas.

The 4-H Center relies on donations by individuals attending the fireworks to keep the display, admission and parking free. In recent years, the costs associated with hosting such an event have increased, while donations have decreased. Without increased support from the community and donations from people like you, we will be forced to begin charging for the first time ever in 2018.


Our goal is to raise $10,000 to ensure next year's fireworks event remains free to the public. 

Your donation today will help us continue a 32 year tradition. Please give, every gift helps!

Help Keep the Fireworks Free