Sometimes the best way to decide where you want your new neighborhood to be located is by experiencing the holiday celebrations that go on in the area. At Christmas, do you want to be in a neighborhood that travelers come from all over the state to see how the homes are decorated? At New Year’s, do you want the peace and quiet that can only come from a country home set out a little further than all the rest? And during 4th of July celebrations, do you want to be able to witness the fireworks shows from the comfort of your own back porch? Since we are still a little ways off from the first two holidays, this guide to 4th of July activities near the Smith Mountain Lake home of your dreams can help make the choice an easier one to make!

Poplar Forest for the Win

Our nation’s history began with the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and the author of that exquisite piece of parchment was once the owner of Poplar Forest, where one of our favorite celebrations takes place every year. Celebrate the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in colonial style, playing old fashioned games, enjoying demonstrations of artisan craftmanship, and listening to a live reading of the famed document in the shadow of the author’s home. Festivities begin at 10:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM, leaving you plenty of time to go exploring local neighborhoods before darkness falls.

Before the Works

Bedford is a very patriotic town, as it is the home to the D-Day Memorial and the Before the Works Independence Day Festival! Taking place on Saturday, July 3rd from 5-10 PM, and offering live music, food trucks, a Kids Zone filled with games, a petting zoo, and bouncy houses, AND an adult fun zone that includes a cornhole tournament and a beer garden, the fireworks that take place at the end of the celebration are almost not necessary! (You notice we said ALMOST!) Taking place in Liberty Lake Park, this special celebration will make you feel at home in your new home before you even make the purchase!

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Purchasing a new home can be a scary experience, but if you choose Smith Mountain Lake Properties for your home hunting explorations, we promise to make it an easy one! Give us a call today!