Experience the Sixth Annual Rockin’ Independence Eve in Old Town on July 3rd

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:00

Celebrate America’s birthday early at the sixth annual Rockin’ Independence Eve in Old Town Winchester on Tuesday, July 3 from 5:00-11:00 pm.  Rockin’ Independence Eve is a free, family-friendly event offering live entertainment and a fireworks display.  The Taylor Pavilion in Old Town will host live bands and a beer and wine garden, and the popular Snow White Grill hamburger eating contest. Admission into the pavilion is free and beverages sales benefit the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties.

“We are really excited to be part of this free, All-American community event,” said Michael Partlow with Partlow Insurance, the presenting sponsor. “Rockin’ Independence Eve features entertainment and activities for everyone in the family and we hope that coming downtown for this event becomes a part of everyone’s Independence Day traditions.”

Entertainment and Activities

Live music featuring the local favorite band, Souled Out, will be held at the Taylor Pavilion located between the Loudoun Street Mall and the Braddock Autopark. Opening for Souled Out is Tom Fiammetta, an artist that plays acoustic rock vibe music.

In addition to great music, Rockin’ Independence Eve will host fun street performers such as history stories by reenactor the Liberty Man, Peter McCory the one man band, a caricaturist, and a free photo booth. Activities for young families include a balloon artist, face painters, and the Old Town favorite, Mandy the Clown. Army utility vehicles will also be on display and don’t miss the Snow White Grill hamburger eating contest.


No celebration of our nation’s independence would be complete without the booming explosions of a colorful fireworks show. The fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 pm. For best visibility, watch the show on North Kent Street between Piccadilly and Boscawen Streets. The rooftops of the City parking garages will be closed during the event and viewing the fireworks show from the garage rooftops is prohibited.