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Celebrate Independence Day In Yorktown With Family-Friendly Activities

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YORK-Bring the family out and join Yorktown’s 43rd Annual Independence Day Celebration on Main Street and the waterfront on Monday, July 4.

The day kicks off at 8am with a 5K run or walk at Tour Road near York High School. Starting at 9am, The VFW 824 leads a patriotic parade with music by DJ Ben Herrick, traveling along Water and Main streets.

Games and kids’ activities presented by the Riverwalk Landing Business Association begin at 1pm at the Riverwalk. Carrot Tree and Toby’s Doghouse are also sponsoring a hot dog eating contest.

4pm signals the opening of parking at Cook Road and Ballard Street, which will close at capacity, as well as the opening of the Food Pavilion at Riverwalk Landing. Sounds of the Liberty Bell Ringing Ceremony will be held at Riverwalk Landing at 7pm, and, at 8pm, there is a Jazz Concert with Conni Ironmonger.

A fireworks display over the York River visible from the waterfront and Victory Monument will take place beginning at 9:15pm.

For more information on these 4th of July events, including information on parking and the trolley schedule, go to www.visityorktown.org.

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown also has a lineup of special programming and demonstrations to celebrate the holiday. For more details on these activities, which run from 9am to 5pm on Monday, July 4, visit the website jyfmuseums.org/libertycelebration.

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