Enjoy the 4th of July at PATRIOTISM IN THE PARK, brought to you by Bank of The James, at McIntire Park.

Join in the festivities with live music, activities for the kids, a chicken fingers-eating contest and much more!

Gates open at 5pm and the fireworks start at dark. There will be balloons, bounce houses, food & fun for the entire family. Make it an afternoon for the whole family!

- Free parking at Charlottesville High School courtesy of the Charlottesville Tom Sox, or take the free shuttles to McIntire Park from the Albemarle County Office Building. Buses start transporting at 5pm.

- Handicapped and pregnant visitors please park at the public lot on McIntire Rd at the Dogwood Trail in front of the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad. Buses specifically for those needs will be available ONLY at this location.

- People who wish to enter the park (including handicap parking and buses) should use the entrance about 1/3 mile west of the 250/Rugby Rd exit. The 250/Rugby Rd park entrance will be closed to spectator entry during the event. It will reopen for vehicles exiting the park.




Bank of The James TomSox TD Ameritrade Charlottesville Community Church Zaxby's

Parking Locations


Public lot in front of Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad: 828 McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Albemarle County Office Building: 401 McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Charlottesville High School: 1400 Melbourne Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901

Kids Activities:


Obstacle course
Bounce house
Balloons and glow sticks


Entertainment Schedule:


6:00 | Zaxby's Chicken Fingerz Eating Contest
All Night | Music provided by Monticello Media