You can celebrate wherever you want on July 4, but be here on the 3rd.
That's the theme of this year's Freedom Celebration at Lykins Park tonight.
Winchester decided to do its Fourth of July concert and fireworks show the day before the holiday so it wouldn't compete with others in the region and draw a bigger crowd.
The gates open at 5 p.m., and the celebration will get under way at 6 with a tribute to veterans. County Attorney Brian Thomas will emcee the event, and Josh McFarland will be the guest speaker. Hannah Rector will sing the national anthem, and America's Junior Miss Michelle Rodgers from Winchester will be a special guest.
There will be a gospel music showcase and concerts by local band Velvet Water and country music artist George Molton.
The fireworks display will begin at dark, about 10 p.m.
Admission is $5 per carload, or $1 for anyone who walks in.