The 4th of July is always a huge event at Smith Mountain Lake, as residents and visitors gather around the lake’s edge to celebrate. One visit and you’ll understand why. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as colorful fireworks bursting over the lake, reflected by the still, clear water. It’s an awe-inspiring sight, one that you will not want to miss. Two of biggest events on the lake during the week of the 4th of July have already announced their dates and times. Start planning your trip today to watch the Smith Mountain Lake fireworks!
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Smith Mountain Lake Fireworks & Fundraiser
Join the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company on Sunday, July 2nd, at Parkway Marina for live music and fun activities, all capped off by a beautiful fireworks display. Parkway Marina first began hosting a fireworks show in 1991, staffed entirely by Parkway Marina employees. The event quickly became one of the lake’s most anticipated events and the Parkway Marina needed additional personnel to plan and staff the annual bash. The Saunders Volunteer Fire Company came to the rescue, and the event locals know and love today, the SML Fireworks & Fundraiser, was born. It began in 2001 and is planned and staffed primarily by the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company. The funds generated by this event go entirely to the fire company and other community non-profit organizations that participate.
The event features live music by The Worx, a local band that’s been performing for over 26 years. They’re a local staple here at Smith Mountain Lake. There will also be a YMCA Kids Zone to entertain the little ones while you browse the local restaurants and vendors who have set up shop. The fireworks display itself begins shortly after dark, with a moment of silence following the fireworks, and a brief salute of additional fireworks in memory of the event’s founder.
Mitchell’s Point Marina
So now that your Sunday has been planned out, it’s time to make plans for the actual 4th of July. Luckily, the July 4 fireworks show is hosted by Mitchell’s Point Marina & RV Park. Every year, Mitchell’s makes sure to schedule their fireworks show on a different day from the SML Fireworks & Fundraiser. As the owner, Tom Buck, has said, “This way, boaters can enjoy two nights of great fireworks.” In previous years, they have had a professional fireworks show. It’s sure to be a stunner, no matter what! While you’re at the marina, visit the on-site restaurant, Mitchell’s Restaurant & Lakeside Pizzeria. Grab an order to-go to enjoy in your boat on the lake, or eat on their dock with a great view of the lake.
Watch the Smith Mountain Lake Fireworks From the Water!
While you can enjoy both fireworks shows from the docks of the marinas, residents of Smith Mountain Lake will tell you that the best view is from the water. Rent a boat and enjoy the peace and serenity of your front-row seat. Call SML Premier Boats and have your rental boat dropped off and picked up from your Premier Vacation Rental home. They offer a discount to Premier Vacation Rental guests. Just make sure to call early since they do sell out fast.
Get the Best View with Premier Vacation Rentals
Any of our properties in Huddleston will put you close to Parkway Marina and Mitchell’s Marina so you can enjoy the Smith Mountain Lake fireworks. Cedar Key Escape is a stunning lakefront home in Huddleston, looking right at Smith Mountain and the lake. There are four bedrooms and three baths, so it’s perfect for a large family or a getaway with your best friends! There is a pool table, foosball, and a game room available to keep everyone entertained. Book now to get the best view of Smith Mountain Lake fireworks!