2019 Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 30

Happy Birthday America Pageant

Gypsy Hill Park Gymnasium

1:00 PM

Admission: Adults $5; Children under 12 - FREE


Wednesday, July 3

Entertainment & Vesper Service

John Moxie Stadium Baseball Field

4:00 PM Gates Open

(FREE ADMISSION - Bring your own lawn chairs!)


6:30 PM Vesper Service Begins

Keynote speaker - Ruth Graham (see news release here>>)

See full schedule (with other speakers and entertainers) here>>

Approx. 9:30 PM Vesper Service Concludes

(all chairs must be removed from the field)

Line-Up for Chair Dash

Main lot adjacent to baseball field

11:00 PM

Questions about the chair dash? Click here>>


Thursday, July 4


Chair Dash

John Moxie Stadium

(bring your own lawn chairs!)

6:00 AM

Questions about the chair dash? Click here>>


News Leader Firecracker 5k Run/Walk

Details and registration here>>

Gypsy Hill Park Loop

6:30 AM Registration

7:30 AM Start


Grand Marshall for 2019 - Coach Paul Hatcher

Gypsy Hill Park Loop

10:00 AM

4th of July "Parent-Child" Baseball Games

Youth Baseball Fields inside Gypsy Hill Park Loop

Time: Immediately after the parade concludes

Stonewall Brigade Band Performance


2:00 PM

Staunton - Augusta Rotary Duck Derby

3:00 PM - Gypsy Hill Park (creek)

Details click here>>

Welcome & Posting of Colors

John Moxie Stadium Baseball Field

4 PM - Opening Ceremony

Entertainment / Local Artists

John Moxie Stadium

1:00 - 7:00 PM

Detailed Entertainer Schedule here>>

Feature Performance

by Wilson Fairchild

with special guests The Malpass Brothers 

John Moxie Stadium

7:30 PM


Retiring of Colors / Taps


Gypsy Hill Park

At conclusion of concert (approx. 9:30 - 10:00 PM)

July 3 & 4 - All food vendors, retail vendors, children activities, games, tent, & picnic tables will be located on the large main parking lot adjacent to the football field and John Moxie baseball field