Crozet Independence Day Celebration 2019

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The Ninth Annual Crozet Independence Day Parade, Celebration, and Fireworks,  Saturday, June 29, 2019

Again this year, BOTH LANES of Park Road, High Street, and Tabor Street will be one-way out from Claudius Crozet Park to Crozet Avenue after the fireworks (from about 10 to 10:30 PM).   See the map below for details.  Please note these traffic disruptions as you make your plans for the evening of Saturday, June 29.

It all starts with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) parade at 5:00 PM at Crozet Elementary School and goes down Crozet Avenue through downtown Crozet to Claudius Crozet Park.  The Parade Grand Marshal is Phil James.

If you would like to be a part of the 2019 Crozet Firemen’s parade, please submit your entry to be in the parade  to ensure you are included in the lineup. Lineup will be based on a first come basis. Horses/livestock will be placed near or at the end of the parade. Lineup will begin at 4:00 P.M. at Crozet Elementary School and the parade ends at Claudius Crozet Park.   Awards will be presented around 7:30 P.M.

The celebration begins at Claudius Crozet Park after the parade, where there will be live music by local band Jacabone.    Bring a lawn chair if you want to be comfortable as you listen to the local band, Jacabone.     Traditional American Fourth of July fare will be available,  hot dogs,  popcorn, funnel cake, savory and sweet waffles, pies, and sno-cones, as well as vegetarian and vegan choices, tacos, and other favorites!  Starr Hill, and  Pro Re Nata Beer and Bold Rock Cider will also be available for a separate cost.  Event culminates at 9:30 PM with a stupendous fireworks show. (We have it at 9:30 PM so it’s late enough to be dark, but not too late to for the youngsters to view the show.)

There are no pets allowed in the event and we’ll provide designated smoking areas and ask that you only smoke in those areas.  If you live nearby Crozet Park, we encourage you to walk!

How much would you pay for such good times?  All that’s asked is a donation of $4 per person (and suggested donation for children 12 and under of $2 for the child amusements) as you enter the festivities (parking is free).  The non-profit civic groups in Crozet are the ones that benefit from any money raised above the cost of the event, so please be generous. Each of the past two years, we’ve donated over $7,000 to CVFD, WARS, Crozet Park, and other civic groups.

Check out our Facebook page at: http://facebook.com/Crozet.Independence.Day.Celebration

Download a copy of our flyer by clicking here.

The event is sponsored by the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Crozet Community Association, Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet Lions Club,  Life Journey Church, Crozet Board of Trade, and several other area churches, and citizen volunteers.

Making a Contribution

These events involve a lot of donated time from a lot of individuals, but they can’t happen without financial contributions, too. We want everyone to enjoy our small-town event, so we only ask for donations at the entrance – A donation of $4 per person (and $2 donation for children 12 and under for the child amusements) as you enter the festivities (parking is free).   Of course, we appreciate all donations, but to boost our efforts to cover expenses, we have three leadership donor levels and we are hoping that you will show your support by becoming a lead patron this year.

  • For a gift of $500 or more, we will prominently display your company banner you provide at the entrance to the park during the event, identify your patron status in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and provide you with ten passes to the celebration in the park.
  • For a gift of $250 to $499, you will receive acknowledgment in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and four passes to the celebration in the park.
  • And, for a gift of $100 to $249 you will receive two passes to the celebration in the park, published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.

June 29th will be here before you know it.  Won’t you join us by contributing whatever you can afford?  If being a lead patron is too much this year, please send whatever you can afford.   Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Last year, thanks to generous donations, we donated over $7,000 to multiple local charities- including the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Crozet Trails Crew, and Claudius Crozet Park.  Thank you!

Please make your donation by Friday, June 21 in order to be listed on the event  handbill. 

  1. You can mail a check payable to: Crozet Board of Trade and send it to: CBT, P.O. Box 261, Crozet, VA 22932.  Please put  “CIDC donation” on the memo line.
  2. You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:  Donate to CIDC through Network for Good
  3. Please put “CIDC donation” in the Designation box.
  4. Thank you for your generous support!

It takes a village – won’t you help out on Saturday, June 29 for an hour?

We need your help for just an hour or two on Saturday, June 29.  Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC)  Saturday, June 29, between 5PM to 10PM. There are a variety of tasks and time slots. Most of the time slots are only an hour – so there’s lots of ways to help and still enjoy the event.

To volunteer for an hour, please click here.

When you sign-up it will ask for your name, email and, optionally phone number.  No one else can see your email and phone.  We promise we won’t share it.  It’s helpful for us to have it if something happens and we need to let you know about a last minute change.

We urge church groups, civic and neighborhood associations to sign-up.  Crozet Trails Crew already has volunteered to staff one spot the whole evening!  Let’s see which group can have the most volunteers!

With your help, we can make this Crozet Independence Day celebration the best ever!

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Saturday, June 29 from 10 to 10:30 PM
(after the fireworks show),
BOTH LANES of Park Road, High Street, and Tabor Street will be ONE_WAY from Claudius Crozet Park to Crozet Avenue.

The usual right travel lane of Tabor Street must turn RIGHT onto Crozet Avenue.
The left lane (“wrong” side of the road) of Tabor Street must turn LEFT onto Crozet Avenue.

If you live between Crozet Park and Crozet Avenue, you can only exit to Crozet Avenue during this period, not go toward or past Crozet Park.

Map of the one-way exit from Crozet Park after the Independence Day Fireworks

Map of the one-way exit from Crozet Park after the Independence Day Fireworks

Albemarle County Police officers will be directing traffic at the Crozet Avenue/ Tabor Street intersection.

Thank you for your help in making our small-town tradition a success!

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