Boom! Pow! Etc! Fourth of July in Charlottesville


Is it the Fourth? Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, no place does Independence Day quite like Charlottesville. Below, a few newsy July 4 events of note:

  • Monticello’s annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony is slated for 9am on that big ol’ mountain. This year’s speaker is Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, who will likely receive a warm reception given his recent $500,000 gift to Monticello.
  • Albemarle County Supervisor Ann Mallek blogs about a trio of parades in her White Hall district, with U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Kaine slated to appear in Crozet tomorrow.

So, make your July 4 decisions the same way you treat fireworks: carefully.

Where do you go for your fireworks? Post your comments below.