The City of Winchester’s 2021 Rockin' Independence Eve event and fireworks, usually held on July 3 in Old Town Winchester, was canceled due to the pandemic. However, we’re excited to announce that Old Town Winchester and Winchester Parks and Recreation will sponsor a new event, Let Freedom Swing!, at the Taylor Pavilion on Saturday, July 3 beginning at 3 pm (no admission or tickets sold, free to attend).
Let Freedom Swing! will feature live music by The Silver Tones (6-9 pm), a Warrenton-based swing band, and RTG (3-4:30 pm), a Winchester-based seven-piece funk band and former Apple Blossom’s Got Talent competitors. During the break between performances, attendees are encouraged to grab dinner at one of Old Town’s restaurants or get it to go and eat outside at the pavilion (between 121 N. Loudoun Street and Braddock Autopark). Winchester Brew Works and Valerie Hill Vineyard will serve local beer and wine onsite throughout the event. Proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers in Winchester.
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The City of Winchester will also operate the following schedule on observance of the July 4th holiday.
- City administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 5. Online services are available on our website.
- WinTran routes will be canceled on Monday, July 5.
- The Joint Judicial Center (courts) will be closed on Monday, July 5.
- Recycling collection schedule:
- Recycling collection on Monday, July 5 is moved to Wednesday, July 7.
- Yard waste collection on Wednesday, July 7 is canceled.
- 2021 Trash and Recycling Holiday Schedule
- Jim Barnett Park:
- Rec Center will be closed on Monday, July 5.
- Outdoor pool will be open July 4-5.
- Parking meters in Old Town are free on weekends and designated City holidays, including Independence Day.
- The Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center is open 9 am-5 pm.
For the complete holiday schedule for the City of Winchester government, please visit www.winchesterva.gov/government/holiday-schedule.