Crozet Independence Day Celebration

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The Twelfth Annual Crozet Independence Day Parade and Celebration –  Saturday, June 29, 2024

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

If you would like to be a part of the 2024 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.

The celebration begins at King Family Vineyards after the parade.  Bring a lawn chair if you want to be comfortable as you listen to the local bands: Chicken Head Blues Band and Ian Gilliam and the FireKings.  The celebration is the same as past years.  Traditional American Fourth of July fare will be available, including hot dogs,  hamburgers, chicken, funnel cake, BBQ, and sno-cones. In addition, vegetarian and vegan choices, tacos, and other favorites will be available! Local beer and Bold Rock Cider, as well as King Family Vineyard wines will also be available for a separate cost.  Kids amusements are available as well.   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 dogs or pets allowed in the event space.
No coolers are allowed as well as outside alcohol (ABC regulation).

Designated smoking areas are provided and we ask that you only smoke in those areas. 

How much would you pay for such good times?  All that’s asked is a donation of $5 per person (and  children 9 years and under are free) as you enter the festivities (parking is free and exiting quick).  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.  Most years, we’ve donated over $6,000 to CVFD, WARS, and other civic groups.

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The event is sponsored by the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Crozet Community Association, Crozet Board of Trade, Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet Lions Club, Crozet Community Church, Crozet Trails Crew 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 ask for donations at the entrance – A donation of $5 per person (children 9 and under are free) as you enter the festivities (parking is free and exiting after the fireworks will be quick).  Your donation helps to pay for the fireworks and event expenses.

The Crozet Board of Trade (CBT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  It paid the deposit to secure the fireworks show and is raising money now to pay the second half of the cost, as well as the deposit for the 2025 show—which is expected to cost $30,000.  The total goal of the 2024 campaign is $40,000. We recommend you consult your tax advisor about deducting this donation.

The non-profit civic groups in Crozet are the ones that benefit from any money raised above the cost of the event.  Most years we’ve donated over $6,000 to local civic groups, including the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Claudius Crozet Park, and the Crozet Trails Crew (among others), so please be generous.

Of course, we appreciate all donations, but to boost our efforts to cover the fireworks, 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, if you provide us with your banner, we will display that banner at the entrance to the park during the event, identify your patron status in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and announce your support from the stage at the event.
  • For a gift of $250 to $499, you will receive published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and announce your support from the stage at the event.

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!     Thank you!

Please make your donation by Monday, June 24 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:

Thank you for your generous support!

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

We need your help for just an hour or two on Saturday, June 29th.  The sign-up website to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC)  Saturday, June 29, between 4PM to 10PM (or Sunday morning to pick up the park).  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.(coming soon)

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 and the Crozet Fellowship Church each have already 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!

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

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