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Smith Mountain Lake Fireworks: Where is the best place to watch fireworks at SML?

Smith Mountain Lake fireworksSmith Mountain Lake fireworks shows and Independence Day celebrations are among the most popular events each year for SML visitors and locals.

Whether you’re looking to stay on land or get out on the water for fireworks you’ll find something to suit your tastes at one of these Smith Mountain Lake events. 2018 has number of options, many of which benefit local fire and rescue squads.

When are the fireworks at Smith Mountain Lake? Here are your best bets!

Downtown Moneta Fireworks

June 30

FireWorx Fest is a family-friendly event at Downtown Moneta that features live music by popular regional band The Worx. Food, drinks, games for kids and more will all be available.

Admission is $10 for adults (kids 10 and under free) with proceeds benefiting the Moneta Fire Department. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Parkway Marina Fireworks

July 4

This is the largest and longest-running annual display of fireworks at Smith Mountain Lake. 2018 will include on-land activities for children as well as food vendors and a beer garden at Parkway Marina.

Gates open at 3 p.m. and the Worx will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. Admission fee is $10 with proceeds going to support the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company and participating non-profits.

This is also a popular way to see Smith Mountain Lake fireworks on the water. Many locals and residents make it a tradition to come to the Smith Mountain Lake fireworks by boat.

Parkway Marina fireworks start shortly after dark. Also, it’s important to note that the viewing area is a no-wake zone. Please be safe and courteous.

Mariners Landing Fireworks

July 6

The Pointe in Mariners Landing Fireworks Festival is a relaxing way to spend an evening lakefront on the lawn and catch a great display of fireworks. Smith Mountain Lake boaters find this a convenient spot to see fireworks by water at SML, too.

Note: If you need a Smith Mountain Lake boat rental, Bridgewater Marina offers convenient pickup right at Mariners Landing. Condos are also available for rent right on the Mariners Landing property.

Mitchell’s Point Fireworks

July 7

Mitchell’s Point Marina fireworks begin at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.). There’s limited parking at the marina so best to view this fireworks on Smith Mountain Lake from Craddock Creek.

Bonus: Rocky Mount fireworks

July 3

OK, technically this is not at Smith Mountain Lake. However, the Rocky Mount Rotary Club does such a fantastic job with the 4th of July Independence Festival in Rocky Mount, I just couldn’t leave this one out!

The 35th annual celebration will start at 5 p.m. on the football field of Franklin County High School. Live music, food, inflatables, children’s activities, games, contests and more. Fireworks at dusk. Bring your own lawn chairs.

Make viewing Smith Mountain Lake fireworks an annual tradition

There is no better place to be than Smith Mountain Lake for 4th of July weekend so choose a date and make soaking up the oooohs and ahhhs of SML fireworks a tradition with friends and family.

And if you would like to tour Smith Mountain Lake real estate for sale while you’re here, please give me a call or send me an email to set up an appointment.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

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