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SVFC Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Parkway Marina

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Name: SVFC Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Parkway Marina
Date: July 2, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Place:  Parkway Marina
Date:  July 2nd  Rain Date (Fireworks only) July 3rd
Time:  Gate opens at 3:00PM
  THE WORX goes on stage at 5:30 PM
  Fireworks at 10:00 PM

Parkway Marina is on Smith Mountain Lake Parkway a couple of miles past the State Park.  The only charge for the event is a $10.00/car parking fee.  Admission is free.  There are plenty of food vendors and activities for the children.  Also there is a beer garden for your enjoyment.  This is THE major fundraising effort for SVFC, and we need your support to help better protect our community and its visitors.
Summary:
• Activities include live music by The Worx, the Parkway Marina 1956 Carousel
• Admission is only a $10 parking fee.  Additional charges for food and beverages
• Please, no pets, coolers or picnic baskets.  Lawn chairs and/or blankets are recommended.
• If you enjoy the fireworks by boat, or from another location, please donate to the fire company either by mail or online at smlfireworks.org or svfc-10.com.
History:
• Established in 1991 by Parkway Marina
• Since 2001, Saunders Volunteer Fire Company has organized the event and provided manpower to handle the growing popularity of the annual celebration.
Fireworks Display:
• What sets this display apart from other major displays in our area is the setting.  The reflection off of the lake and the reverberation off of the mountains significantly amplify the display.
• Supplied by Zambelli International, supplier of major fireworks displays throughout the world.
• Approximately 20 minute show averaging 1.5 shells per second.  This is one of the largest displays in the region.
Attendance:
• Total observers number in the tens of thousands
• Approximately 5000 attended the event at the marina in recent years.
• 3000-3500 boats observe from the water, as estimated by the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.
• Unknown numbers watch the event from other locations around the lake.
Activities:
• Live music by THE WORX
• Parkway Marina 1956 Carousel
• Arts & Crafts on display and for sale from our many vendors and sponsors.
Location:
Parkway Marina
Date/Time Information:
July 2, 3PM-10PM
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
$10.00/car for parking
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