New name, new time, same great 4th of July! Friendly City Fourth (formerly known as Valley Fourth) is the quintessential Independence Day celebration in downtown Harrisonburg.

Join us for a day jam-packed with local food and drink, live music, an art market, new and exciting kid’s activities, and an incredible fireworks finale. The festivities kick off at 4pm, but you can still start the day early with the fan-favorite Valley Fourth Run by VA Momentum.

Friendly City Fourth is rain or shine. Can’t wait to see you there! RSVP on Facebook to get the latest news and updates:

Friendly City Fourth is presented by

Dupont Community Credit Union | Brown Edwards

Schedule of Events

8:30am-11amValley 4th Run brought to you by VA Momentum

Noon: Reading of the Declaration of Independence on Court Square by the Fort Harrison Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution

4pm-9pm: Art Market, food trucks, local beer garden, craft vendors and kids activities

4pm-9pm: Classic Car Cruise-in

5pm-9pm: Live Music by Strong Water and Kendall Street Company

Around 9:15pm: Fireworks!


We’re seeking food vendors, local craft vendors and Art Market vendors! Fill out our vendor application and submit before May 29th.

Fine arts and handmade-craft vendors interested in participating the Larkin Art’s Art Market should complete the Art Market vendor application and submit to



The biggest raffle in the Valley is back! $250,000 of raffle prizes, only $100 a ticket, AND only 5,000 tickets sold. Plus, all proceeds benefit Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s mission to build downtown Harrisonburg as a destination where independent businesses thrive and people enjoy memorable experiences. It’s a win-win!

The raffle drawing will be held on July 4th from 5-9pm at the Ice House building in Downtown Harrisonburg. Buy your tickets online or at a sales location today!


Friendly City Fourth needs you! Pitch in to help create downtown Harrisonburg’s July 4 celebration!

Shifts are short, fun, and laid-back. Bonus points if you recruit your friends, co-workers, parents, kids, or dogs to volunteer with you!

Check out the full list of opportunities and sign up today!