Virginia City hosting Fourth of July celebration

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Virginia City will host a Fourth of July celebration. The annual celebration, that was canceled in 2020, brings together one of the largest of the town’s annual parades, live music with David John and the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert, old-west shootouts, train rides, shopping, festive foods and a 30-minute fireworks spectacular.
“We’re feeling a little extra patriotic this year and are really looking forward to celebrating our freedoms,” said Deny Dotson, director of tourism for Virginia City Tourism Commission.
“Virginia City embraces that small-town, Americana vibe with a strong sense of comradery and togetherness that makes for very special memories. We can’t wait to celebrate America’s birthday in the best way we know how with our locals, folks from the surrounding communities and our visitors.”
Virginia City’s Fourth of July Celebration officially kicks off at noon with the parade down C Street lined with red, white and blue and candy-collecting kids waving their flags. Advance registration for the parade is encouraged.
Starting at 6 p.m. revelers enjoy live music from David John and the Comstock Cowboys, a free concert held at the Bucket of Blood parking lot in the heart of the historic mining town.
At dark, the day’s festivities culminate with the fireworks spectacular, one of the area’s longest and loudest fireworks displays fitting for a town that nicknamed “richest place on earth.”
Fireworks are visible throughout town.
To register and for information, go to
Donations to help offset the costs can be made at


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