The Town of Pennington Gap will host a huge Independence Day celebration this year at Leeman Field on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1, 2017. There will be movies, games and contests, tractor and car shows, a tractor pull, live music, a special nighttime ATV ride, and lots of other fun for kids of all ages.
Friday, June 30
The swimming pool will be open until 9 p.m., and concessions will be available until 9:45 p.m. Festivities kick off with a Movie in the Park @ Dark (about 9:20 p.m.) featuring the Lego Batman Movie.
Saturday, July 1
From 9 a.m. through 10 p.m. a whole host of exciting events will take place. If you would like to enter any of the contests or events listed here, use the contact person and number provided in parentheses.
All Day – Bounce Dynasty will have inflatable bounce houses and slides
09:00 AM – Tennis Tournament (Bill Turley at 276-393-0309)
10:00 AM – Horseshoe Tournament, sign up at 9:30 at pit (Rick Smith at 276-546-4942)
10:00 AM – Co-ed Basketball Tournament – 3 on 3 (Brian Owens at 276-275-4050; for any youth interested in competing, please also check with Brian)
10:00 AM – Soccer Contest at Leeman Field (Don Williams at 276-546-4899)
10:00 AM – Pool Open until 8:00 PM
10:00 AM – Tractor Show (Fred Woliver at 276-275-6247)
10:30 AM – Co-ed Volleyball Tournament (Amy Brown at 276-275-1130 to sign up before event)
11:00 AM – Auto Show (Keith Galloway at 276-275-9048)
2:00 PM – Pool Games-be present at the pool before 2:00 (Richard Garrett at 276-546-0270)
2:00 PM – ATV & Diesel Truck Drag Race-FREE admission
4:00 PM – Tractor Pull (Fred Woliver at 276-275-6247)
4:00-8:00 PM – Finger printing by Pennington Gap Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Department
Entertainment on stage:
4:00 PM – Jared Glass & New Horizon
5:00 PM – If Birds Could Fly
6:00 PM – “Miss Liberty” Beauty Pageant
8:30 PM – Sycamore Hollow
9:57 PM – National Anthem
10:00 PM – Fireworks
A special night ride for ATVs on the Stone Mountain Trail will be at 9:00 PM, leaving from the permit office to watch fireworks from the trail.
Spearhead Trails will offer a special 3-day permit that is good to ride Friday-Sunday, (June 30 through July 2) for $25. For more information, visit Spearhead Trails’ website @ www.spearheadtrails.com.