Every year, the Town of Alderson turns red, white and blue and hosts what has become known as West Virginia’s BEST Fourth of July Celebration. This 6-day event features everything from a Fireman’s Rodeo, to an All-American Baking Contest to the Ducks on the River Rubber Duck Race. And, of course, a Grand Parade and Grand Fireworks Display!
Here are just a few highlights of the many events that will be going on:
Friday, June 30
7-11pm – Fireman’s Rodeo – Alderson Memorial Football Field
Saturday, July 1
7:30am – Run for Snacks 5k (Walk or Run) -- Alderson Public Library
11am – Cornhole Tournament – Alderson Memorial Football Field
12pm – All-American Baking Contest – Alderson Community Center Kitchen
1pm – Horse Show – Glen Ray City Building
6:30pm – 4th of July Banquet – Alderson Community Center
Sunday, July 2
12pm – White Water Canoe Race – Fort Spring
7pm – Gospel Sing – Alderson Memorial Football Field
Monday, July 3
7-10pm – 7-Mile Ford Band – Alderson Memorial Field
Tuesday, July 4
9am-3pm – Throttle Throbs Car Show – Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Lot
10:30am – Grand Parade (lineup starts at 8am at Alderson Elementary School)
1pm – Presentation of Colors – Alderson Memorial Football Field
7-10pm – The Worx Band – Alderson Memorial Football Field
Wednesday, July 5
6pm – Ducks on the River Rubber Duck Race – Alderson Mini Park
Click HERE for a PDF of the complete schedule of events.
*Photos provided by Timothy Luce and Margaret Hambrick.