When are the fireworks at Smith Mountain Lake?
Whether you’re looking to stay on land or get out on the water for Smith Mountain Lake fireworks you’ll find something to suit your tastes at one of these events. In 2019 you have a number of options to choose from, many of which benefit local fire and rescue squads. Here are your best bets!
Downtown Moneta Fireworks 2019
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.
Mariners Landing Fireworks 2019
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. Fireworks start just after dusk!
Fireworks at EastLake Community Church
EastLake Community Church will host a free concert by NewSong followed by fireworks at the property where they are developing a new campus (1201 Timberwood Lane, Moneta).
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 7. Fireworks will start at dusk. Food vendors will be on site along with inflatables for kids. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. More info at eastlake-church.com.
Mitchell’s Point Marina Fireworks 2019
Mitchell’s Point Marina fireworks begin at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.). The event is free but donations are accepted for military charities. Parking is limited at the marina so it’s best to view these fireworks on Smith Mountain Lake by boat from Craddock Creek.
Parkway Marina Fireworks 2019
This is the largest and longest-running annual display of fireworks at Smith Mountain Lake. 2019 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.
Bonus: Rocky Mount fireworks 2019
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 36th 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 Smith Mountain Lake 4th of July 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!