Independence Day is a holiday hallmark of a Smith Mountain Lake. Residents and guests alike blanket their schedules with barbecues, boat rides, and relaxed walks on the boardwalk in efforts of squeezing out the last drop of Fourth of July fun. And no Independence Day celebration would be complete without a healthy dose of fireworks. Luckily, Smith Mountain Lake hosts a variety of events allowing visitors to get the most colorful bang for their buck.

Downtown Moneta
Saturday, June 20, 2018
Admission: $10 per person, Kids 10 and under are free
Parking: Free

Live music by The WORX, adult beverages, and family-friendly activities help kick off Independence Day weekend. Music from 6pm-10pm with fireworks immediately following.


Franklin County High School
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

This event, in its 35th year of operation, boasts live music, food, inflatables, contests, and plenty of family-friendly fun. Lawn chairs permitted.


Parkway Marina
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Admission: $10 per person, Kids under 12 are free
Parking: Free

This popular event includes live music by The WORX, inflatables, and the Parkway Marina carousel. All proceeds from the event benefit Saunders Volunteer Fire Company.