Independence Day events are Saturday
|Most of Middlesex will celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 2. The day begins with the Deltaville 5K and Kids Fun Run at 8 a.m. The Deltaville Deltas will host the Richmond Braves at 7:30 p.m. at Deltaville Ballpark. At the Urbanna Town Marina, “Sweet Justice” performs from 6-9 p.m. and the annual boat parade is at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks go off at dark. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)|
After enjoying a free day at the town pool, visitors are invited to the activities at the town marina, which begin at 6 p.m.
Live music will be played by “Sweet Justice” starting a 6 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, drinks, funnel cakes and sno-cones will be provided by the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department.
The annual boat parade begins with participants gathering at the Urbanna bridge at 7:15 p.m. They will then parade past the town marina and the judges stand at 7:30 p.m. Judges will award prizes for the most patriotic, most creative and most inspirational boats along with an honorable mention. Applications for the boat parade are available at the town office and the town marina, and at the bottom of this page. For more information, call the town marina at 758-5440 or the town office at 758-2613.
A fireworks display starting at dusk over Urbanna Creek will conclude the activities.
There are no children’s activities this year.
To ensure safe access to emergency vehicles, Virginia Street will be closed from Cross Street down to the town marina, including Oyster Road, from 6 p.m. until after the fireworks.
Enjoy an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration, but please leave your pets at home because fireworks can traumatize animals.
Walk-up registration and packet pickup is Friday, July 1, from 4-7 p.m., and on race day, Saturday, July 2, from 6:30-7:45 a.m. at the Deltaville 5K race tent across Route 33 from the Deltaville Community Center.
Race day begins with crab races starting at 7:45 a.m., Kids Fun Run at 8 a.m., and 5K at 8:30 a.m. As in years past, the course will follow Route 33 and Lover’s Lane and will be completed around 9:30 a.m.
Complimentary post-race bottled water, snacks and snow cones will be available for all participants. The Table restaurant will be selling breakfast goods and refreshments.
For a second year, proceeds from the race will go toward the continued campaign to refurbish Deltaville Ballpark.