Snap, Crackle & Pop!

It’s that time of year when we celebrate the birth of our nation with fireworks! Whether you look forward to the Fourth of July all year long or you dread it, we wanted to give you information about celebrating in our community.


It is important to note that the City of Elkins, including Elkins Public Library, will be closed July 3 and 4 for the holiday. According to the CARDS website, trash service on Monday, July 3, will not be affected.


Personal Fireworks

In the city limits of Elkins, fireworks can be set off only 8am to 11pm, July 1-5. If you live in a different municipality nearby, we suggest checking with the rules where you live.

Elkins has at least five fireworks tents available in town, including two from our long-time sponsor and local business, K&K Fireworks! Their stands are at Elkins Quik Lube (new spot) and at Rio Grande.

Fireworks Shows

With the Fourth of July holiday falling on a Tuesday, it’s made some schedules for group celebrations fall at some different times. Here is what we know of for SE Washington County and Madison County starting June 30.


Elkins Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual celebration June 30 at Bunch Park with concessions starting at 5pm and fireworks at dusk (around 8:45pm).

Japton Volunteer Fire Department will host its third annual Independence Day Celebration at 5pm, Saturday, July 1, at Japton Park. There will be games, water activities, food, live music, and fireworks.


First Baptist Church of Huntsville will host a celebration 6:30pm, Sunday, July 2 at the church. The church will provide hotdogs and drinks and members and guests are asked to bring their favorite sides and desserts. Cliff Preston Band will provide music.

Round Mountain Community Church will host a Freedom Celebration Service at 10:30am, Sunday, July 2, at the church. Potluck lunch will follow with hamburgers and hotdogs being provided.


The City of West Fork will host a celebration at 6pm, July 3, at Carter Park with fireworks at dark. It will also include inflatables, food, music by Greenland Station Bluegrass Band, and pony rides.


The City of Huntsville will host a fireworks show at 9pm, July 4, at Mitchusson Park. There will be funnel cakes and treat vendors.