Big Band, fireworks and possible rain for Independence Day

Sway Katz: Big band music from the era of swing.

Big band music is expected to waft over downtown Floyd on Independence Day as Sway Katz brings its swing to downtown for the Small Town Summer at Warren G. Lineberry Park as part of the July 4th festivities.

The 20 piece band should bring classic swing, contemporary jazz, Latin, funk and pop to the town where old time music and bluegrass rules.

Mother Nature would be a featured performer as well with isolated and scattered thunderstorms in the weather outlook, starting around 7 pm, which could force the show inside.

Weather could also headline the annual fireworks show set for Friday evening at Floyd County High School as forecasts call for a 35 to 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms.  The celebration is open at 6 pm with fireworks  beginning at dark.

Lots of other events set for this first weekend of July.  Selected events below come from the Floyd Tourism office.  For more details, check our their website.

Thursday, July 4th

Trivia Thursdays at Dogtown
Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St., Floyd
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Fork Mt. Ramblers at the Brewery
Buffalo Mountain Brewery & McDaniel’s Tavern, 332 Webbs Mill Rd., Floyd
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Small Town Summer – Independence Day Celebration & Sway Katz
Warren G. Lineberry Park, 284 South Locust St., Floyd , VA, 24091 , United States
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Zumba Class at Blue Ridge Dance
Blue Ridge Dance, 116 N. Locust Street, Floyd
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Adult Clogging Class
Blue Ridge Dance, 116 N. Locust Street, Floyd
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday, July 5

Yoga Flow with Julie Arrington
June Bug Center for Arts and Education, 251 Parkway Lane S., Floyd
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Heart of the Child Music Education Joy Jammers Class
The Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, Floyd
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Floyd Artisan Market
Floyd Artisan Market / Floyd Farmers Market Site
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Independence Day Celebration
Floyd County High School
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store
The Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, Floyd
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Medicinal Americana at Dogtown
Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St., Floyd
8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Saturday, July 6

Floyd Farmers Market
Floyd Farmers Market, Community Pavilion – 205 S Locust, Floyd
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Jivamukti Yoga with Mary Brown
June Bug Center, 251 Parkway Ln. S., Floyd
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Americana Afternoons at the Floyd Country Store
Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Blue Ridge Story Space
June Bug Center for Arts and Education, 251 Parkway Lane S., Floyd
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Trivia @ Red Rooster
Red Rooster Cafe, 823 East Main St., Floyd
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Live Bluegrass at Wildwood Farms General Store
Wildwood Farms General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S., Floyd
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Willard Gayheart & Family CD Release Concert
Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The JOB at Dogtown
Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St., Floyd
8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Sunday, July 7

Cruise-In at Wildwood Farms
Wildwood Farms, 2380 Floyd Highway South, Floyd
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy Live Music at Mabry Mill
Mabry Mill, 266 Mabry Mill Rd SE BRP MP 176, Meadows of Dan, VA, 24120, United States
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette
Chateau Morrisette Winery, 287 Winery Rd. SW, Milepost 171.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday Music Jams at the Floyd Country Store
The Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, Floyd
1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Open Mic Night at Dogtown
Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St., Floyd
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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