VANCEBURG — The annual Fourth of July celebration will be held July 6-7 in the city limits.
According to Mayor Matt Ginn, vendor setup will begin on Thursday, July 5 at 5 p.m.
The celebration will be held from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, July 6 and 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7.
On Friday, the celebration begins at 5 p.m., with the West Liberty Mountain Boys/Bluegrass Band at 5 p.m., the burnout registration at 5:30 p.m., inflatables for children at 6 p.m., Craig Carroll music at 6 p.m., the Little Miss Vanceburg pageant at 6 p.m., the burnout at 7 p.m., the Miss Vanceburg Pre-Teen Beauty pageant at 7 p.m., Miss Vanceburg Teen Beauty pageant at 7 p.m., Miss Vanceburg Beauty pageant at 9 a.m., West Liberty Mountain Boys/Bluegrass Band at 9:30 p.m. and the continuation of pageants at 10 p.m.
On Saturday, the celebration begins at 6 a.m. with fishing tournament registration and the tournament at 7 p.m., 5K registration is at 7 a.m. and the 5K walk/run is at 8 a.m., baby show registration is 8 a.m. and the parade lineup begins at 9 a.m., the baby show is at 9 a.m., along with the 3 on 3 basketball registration, the basketball tournament will be at 10 a.m., the parade begins at 10 a.m.
At noon, there will be inflatables for children, the Diamond Ridge/Bluegrass band and the Craig Carroll music, at 1 p.m., the Thurman Boys/Bluegrass Band will play, followed by a Cornhole tournament and the Karaoke contest at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Thurman Boys/Bluegrass Band will play and the talent show registration begins. At 4 p.m., the talent show begins. At 7 p.m., the Diamond Ridge/Bluegrass Band will play, followed by the Thurman Boys/Bluegrass Band at 8 p.m. and the Beulah Land Boogie Band/Classic Rock at 9 p.m.
The celebration will end with a fireworks show at 10 p.m., followed by the Beulah Land Boogie Band at 10:30 p.m.
In addition to other events, a celebration cruise-in will be held from 4-8 p.m.
All events will be held in downtown Vanceburg.
“We don’t really have anything new this year,” Ginn said. “We’re focusing on improving what we have. We hope to continue making the celebration bigger and better each year.”