Celebrate America’s 243rd birthday with food, fun and fireworks at the “July 4th Spectacular” at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park. Stafford hosts the annual event which is part of Fredericksburg’s July 4th Heritage Festival. The band E3 will play live at Celebration Stage.
Gates open at Pratt Park, located on River Road in south Stafford, at 4:30 p.m. Stafford Parks and Recreation will host special activities and games for children between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. E3 will play from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fireworks, sponsored by Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg, will follow at 9:30 p.m.
Parking is limited at Pratt Park and the park will be closed to cars when vehicle capacity has been reached. Visitors may bring lawn chairs and coolers but no alcoholic beverages, sparklers or grills. Individuals can bring their dogs as long as they are on leashes.
To prepare for the fireworks launch, St. Clair Brooks Park will be closed all day as well as the section of the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail that runs through the park. The Historic Port of Falmouth Park will close at 2:00 p.m.
To view a detailed list of the activities of Fredericksburg’s July 4th Heritage Festival and the July 4th Spectacular in Stafford, visit Festival. For more information, please call Stafford County Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities at (540) 658-4871.