- Downtown patriotic window decorating contest
- Reading of the Declaration of Independence on Courthouse steps by David J. Hatmaker, for Harrisonburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
- “The People of Harrisonburg” walking tour with Dale MacAllister with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historic Society. Tour meets in front of Massanutten Regional Library
- “Steps to Freedom”, a presentation of the African- American struggle for freedom and independence. Live music and guest speakers at Liberty Park
- Adona Music hosting Charles Barone who will perform “Remember When”, Frank Sinatra
- Musical performance by Shenfine, Celtic music with an Appalachian twist!
- Court Square Theater hosts Mental Flossing, live improvisational comedy and skit/sketch. Free admission. Doors open at 2pm with 30 minute shows at 2:15pm, 3:00pm & 3:45pm
- Face painting and entertainment by Rosie the Clown
- Dunking booth on Court Square
- Food and craft vendors open with an assortment of goodies
- El Sol, The Old Fashioned Kettle Korn Co., Little Jimmies Italian Ice & Pizza, funnel cake & cotton candy vendors, and Smokin’ Pig ( be sure to stop by because owner Dave Sonnafrank continues his tradition of giving out a free hotdog to the first 2,000 visitors!)
3:30-5pm & 6-7:30pm
- Shenandoah Valley Music Festival presents: Mr. Slomo! Keep a look out for him as he walks through the crowds, bet he’ll make you laugh! Can’t get enough? Check out future performances at Court Square Theater and Shenandoah Valley Music Festival.
- Harrisonburg Children’s Museum activities free and open to the public, sponsored by Valley Renovators, Inc.
- The Gus Bus visits 6pm-8pm
- Massanutten River Adventures climbing wall, corner of East Market & Main Streets
- Skateboarding demo by Function 4 Sports, north Court Square
- Asbury Church Pre-Parade Musical Fireworks Concert: Hand bells, piano, trombone, and organ. Free, all welcome. Doors open 3:30pm-4:45pm.
- John D. Eiland beer garden located at the Bank of America parking lot. Ages 21 and over only, 2 ID’s required. Proceeds benefit Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance
- Watch for Unicyclist Matt Lind and the Uncle Sams just before the parade starts
- JMU Valley 4th Parade on Main Street (from the City Municipal Building to the County Administration Building) with grand marshall, Dr. Linwood Rose, president of JMU
- Look for the WSVA van and local celebrity Mike Schikman! He’ll be the parade announcer and concert emcee.
- Music by: City of Winchester Pipes & Drums
- Annual pie-eating contest (limited number of participants, sign up at the Information Booth)
- Star-Spangled Banner, performed by Pete Johnson
- Musical Showcase featuring The Goldmine Pickers, and Everyday People
- Grand Fireworks Finale by Dominion Fireworks from the roof of One Court Square, brought to us by Harrisonburg Electric Commission.