Reporter: Claudia Rupcich
Independence Day is here, and at least for these events you don't need any electricity.
In Lynchburg, you can celebrate with the Hillcats! The stadium will have its largest fireworks show after the game Wednesday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and they'll be playing the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
At Peaks of Otter, you can watch fireworks from the top of Sharp Top Mountain. A leader will be taking groups up a 3-mile hike that starts at 5 p.m. The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will be launching some fireworks. You can also watch them from Centertown Bedford or Liberty Lake Park.
At Smith Mountain Lake, the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company has fireworks at Parkway Marina. The gates open at 3 p.m. The Worx will be performing at 5:30 p.m. and there will also be activities for kids and tons of vendors. There's a $10 minimum donation for parking that will go to the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the fireworks show by the water starting at 10 p.m.
Red Hill Patrick Henry Memorial is having a fourth of July celebration starting at 3 p.m. in Brookneal. Watch the fireworks show at around 9:15 p.m. and enjoy live music, kid games and arts and crafts. The gate closes at 9 p.m.
In downtown Buchanan, come out to the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department Fourth of July Carnival. The carnival will be going on until July 7, but there will be a special fireworks show July 4 at 10 p.m. There are games, rides, food and great music. The Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department will also have a 4th of July Parade on Main Street. It will start at 6 p.m.
Here are some other events going on July 4:
There will be a 4th of July parade in Nelson County. It will be on Front Street & Main Street in Lovingston starting at 11 a.m.
In Danville, Carrington pavilion will have activities starting at 4 p.m.
Christiansburg High School will have fireworks at 9:45 p.m.