A quick glance at some events coming in July

June 15, 2011

Salute to Independence | July 2

Annual Maryland Symphony Orchestra concert followed by fireworks. 7:30 p.m. Free. Antietam National Battlefield, off Md. 34, Sharpsburg. Go to

Clear Spring Independence Day Celebration | July 3

Patriotic celebration includes live bands, children's games, house tour, food. Event begins at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Clear Spring Independence Jam Committee. Plumb Grove Mansion and Museum, off Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Call 301-842-2252.

Mile Long Plus Annual Yard Sale | July 4

Community yard sale that is an annual tradition. Begins at 7 a.m. Along Long Meadow Road, north of Hagerstown.

Waynesboro Summer Jubilee | July 4

Most activities held across the street from Waynesboro Hospital, whose address is 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Firecracker five-kilometer run, parade down Main Street,, with activities scheduled after the parade including children's games, exhibit, live entertainment. Fireworks at dusk. Call 717-762-7123 or go to

Williamsport Independence Day Celebration | July 4

Annual Fourth of July celebration. Concert by Williamsport Community Band, followed by fireworks. 7:30 p.m. Byron Park, off Park Road, Williamsport. Go to

Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park | July 4

Annual Fourth of July event. Opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Entertainment at 6:15 and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 116.

Retreat through Williamsport | July 6 and July 8-10

A weekend of activities to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and the retreat of the Confederate army from Gettysburg, Pa., in 1863. July 6, 7 p.m., "The General" at The Barn at Springfield Farm; July 8, authors, re-enactors, period music by Susquehanna Travelers; July 9, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. wagon rides during the morning, camps, sutlers, book signings and more; July 10, 10 a.m. March to Falling Waters, W.Va. Call Joan Knode at 301-223-7229.

Contemporary American Theater Festival | July 8- 31

Original plays from five American playwrights. Plays include "From Prague" by Kyle Bradstreet; "Race" by David Mamet; "Ages of the Moon" by Sam Shepard; "We Are Here" by Tracy Thorne; and "The Insurgents" by Lucy Thurber. Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. For tickets, call 304-876-3473 or 800-999-2283 (CATF). For the schedule, visit

Fort Frederick Garrison | July 9-10

Members of the recreated Joshua Beall's Company will garrison at the fort, perform living history demonstrations as well as explain the life of soldiers during the French and Indian War. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park fees apply. Call 301-842-2155.

ChambersFest | July 9-30

Various activities throughout the month at several locations in the Chambersburg area. Highlights include Scoop-a-Palooza Ice Cream for Education on Saturday, July 9; Civil War Road Show Thursday, July 14, through Monday, July 18; Celebrate! The Arts at Old Market Day, Saturday, July 16; Battle of the Bands, Saturday, July 23. Fees apply to some events. For more information, call 717-264-7101 or go to

Day in the Park/Battle of Funkstown | July 17-18

9 a.m. to dark on Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Music, battles, Civil War encampment and kids events and fireworks on Saturday. Church service and music, Sunday. Call 301-739-4212 or for a complete schedule go to

Washington County Ag Expo & Fair | July 23-30

Highlights include carnival rides, dog and pig races, chainsaw carving, Ag Expo Queen contest, cheese carving contests, Iron Chef competitions, tractor pulls and more. Opens 10 a.m. daily. Costs $2 general admission for one day only, does not include grandstand events; $10 weekly pass per person, admission to the fair all week, does not include grandstand events; $50 mega ticket prices per person, good for admission to the fair all week as well as grandstand events. For more, go to

Artillery program | July 30-31

Firing demonstrations of an 18th-century 6-pound cannon are featured throughout the weekend at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Learn about the role that cannons played in the fort's history. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool. Park fees apply. Call 301-842-2155.

Berkeley County Youth Fair | July 30 to Aug. 6

Berkeley County Youth Fair Grounds off Golf Course Road. Carnival and amusement rides Monday through Saturday. Truck and tractor pulls at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. Bull riding 8 p.m. Thursday; James Wesley performs 8 p.m. Wednesday. Flat-track endurance race and figure-eight derby 8 p.m. Friday; demolition derby, 8 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, continues to open at noon. Costs $5 for ages 13 and older and free for those 12 and younger. Go to

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