The City of Winchester will operate on the following schedule in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
|Facility/Service||July 4||July 5|
|City Government Offices||CLOSED||Open|
|Old Town Welcome Center||CLOSED||Open|
|Jim Barnett Park Rec Center||CLOSED||Open|
|Jim Barnett Park Outdoor Pool||Open||Open|
|Joint Judicial Center||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Metered parking in Old Town||FREE||Rates Charged|
|Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center||OPEN||OPEN|
Refuse Collection Schedule Change
- Trash collection on Thursday, July 4 is moved to Wednesday, July 3
- Yard waste collection on Wednesday, July 3 is canceled
Rockin’ Independence Eve Event
Held in Old Town Winchester on Wednesday, July 3 from 5:00-11:00 pm. This annual event will include live music at the Taylor Pavilion, family activities, a wine/beer garden (proceeds benefiting the SPCA), Snow White Grill hamburger eating contest, street performers on the Loudoun Street Mall, and fireworks at 9:15 pm (best viewed from N. Kent Street between Boscawen and Piccadilly Streets). This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.oldtownwinchesterva.com for more information.
Rooftops of the downtown garages will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic during the fireworks. Viewing the fireworks from the garage rooftops is prohibited.
Convenient parking is available at all four downtown garages for $5.00 (cash only).
4th of July Open Houses
All four of the City of Winchester-owned museums will offer free admission on July 4 from 10 am-4 pm in honor of our nation’s birthday and Winchester’s 275th anniversary.
- George Washington’s Office
- Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters
- Abram’s Delight & 18th Century Cabin
- Hollingsworth Mill (includes WWI exhibit)
Visit www.winchesterhistory.org for more information about these museums.
“Hog Wild in Winchester” – A Whimsical Play
Winchester Little Theater presents “Hog Wild in Winchester,” a whimsical play about George Washington’s first piece of legislation after being elected to the House of Burgesses. The 15-20 minute play was written by Sally Anderson and is free to watch at the George Washington’s Office Museum on July 4 at either 11 am or 2 pm.