Independence Day is Just Around the Corner!

Take advantage of the long holiday weekend and getaway to Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County for a host of patriotic events, fireworks, outdoor activities and much more!

Download July 4th Activities Flyer

THURSDAY FREE guided walking tour at 3 pm; starting point is the Lexington Visitor Center

Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally and July 4th Celebration—hot air balloon rides, craft vendors, activities for children, food, live music, antique car shows and fireworks at the VMI Parade Ground; check web site for hot air balloon reservations, hours, schedule and shuttles.

Listen to Classic 96.7 radio interviews with Rotary members:
- Woody Sadler
- Bill Luton
- Elaine Nelson

Friday night, July 4, Natural Bridge offers a Friday night seafood buffet and a Saturday wine tasting on July 5; this offering is in addition to the family overnight package.

Saturday live music presented by the Lime Kiln Theater features The Danny Knicely Band with Gary Ruley.

Fused Glass Play Dates, Renegade Art Glass Saturday, 10:30 am-12 noon; 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Rockbridge Farmer's Market, Saturday from 8 am-12 noon, at the Virginia Horse Center (Every Saturday, May 3-Oct. 25)

Rockbridge Baths Farmer's Market, Saturday 9 am-12 noon, at Rockbridge Baths Volunteer Fire Dept. (Every Saturday, May 25-Sept. 27)

Yogi Bear/Jelly Stone Campground offers a special July rate on three nights of camping, complete with a great water slide and family activities.

Your weekend would not be complete without a carriage ride through downtown Lexington, a double-feature at Hull's Drive-In Theater or a visit to the Virginia Safari Park or Natural Bridge Zoo!

Additional July Events...
July 12: Summer Breeze Wine Festival at Rockbridge Vineyard
July 12: Annual BoxerWoodstock Music Festival at Nature Center and Woodland Gardens
July 16-19: Annual Rockbridge Regional Fair & Farm Show at Virginia Horse Center
July 26-27: Annual Beach Music Festival and Classic Car Show at Glen Maury Park

Lexington is listed as one of the Friendliest Towns in the Shenandoah Valley by Virginia Living magazine, Coolest Small Towns in America by Budget Travel and is also ranked as one of the Best Small Towns to Visit by Smithsonian. The small town has been named to several lists for great retirement, including a list by Forbes. In November 2013, Travel + Leisure named it one of America's Best College Towns. For more information on Lexington, visit


News Archive

Summer is Just Around the Corner! Mark Your Calendar for Lexington & The Rockbridge Area Events Taking Place Now Through July 4
May 1, 2014

Acclaimed Dance Artists, Master Classes and Educational Events Coming to Lexington in May
April 16, 2014

Lexington Invites Visitors to Discover Hidden Gems of Historic Community
April 15, 2014

Second Annual Paxton House Revival Event Scheduled for May 9-11
April 8, 2014

Historic Natural Bridge Hotel to Re-open for 2014 Season
March 14, 2014

Travel + Leisure Names Lexington one of the
"Best College Towns"
for 2013

December 13, 2013

Rockbridge County and Lexington Attractions Garner Recognition in Blue Ridge Country's "Best of the Mountains 2013" Poll
July 9, 2013

Lexington & The Rockbridge Area Tourism Nominates Natural Bridge For Virtual Tourist's 8th Wonder Of The World
June 4, 2013

Lexington Named to Smithsonian Magazine's List of "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013"
March 27, 2013

Rockbridge County To Welcome New Regional Artisan & Cultural Center
January 18, 2013




If you have any questions or would like more information about Lexington & the Rockbridge area, please contact the Tourism Office at 540-463-3777 or 877-453-9822, email us, or use our Online Request Form.


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