Annual Events


Kinsale is the place

to wave your flag

Felicitous fireworks and family fun slated for July 6, 2019

Each year, patriotic businesses and past and present Kinsale residents and friends graciously contribute more than $3,000 for the awesome, beautifully orchestrated Kinsale community fireworks on the closest Saturday in July to July 4. 

The excitement here in Kinsale is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2019.  Events will ONLY be rescheduled if there is rain or a gale of wind on July 6!  (RAINDATE: Sunday, July 7.)  If there IS a postponement, it will be announced by Cople District VFD on Facebook.

Everyone is cordially invited to attend this celebration here in historic Kinsale!

Please help!  And you are also humbly encouraged to help fund this wonderful community event, which is co-hosted by the firemen and the Kinsale Foundation.  This community celebration is “independent” of other Museum and Fire Department fund-raisers.  You may send a [tax-deductible] check made out to the Kinsale Foundation, mailing address P.O. Box 307, Kinsale, Va. 22488.  Put FIREWORKS on the outside of the envelope please!


Kinsale Museum and SILENT AUCTION BIDDING in old Ice Cream Parlor beside Museum will be open ALL DAY and early evening Saturday, from 10 a.m. till hopefully 7.  If you can’t get to the auction then, please come and bid on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-5 until 12:30 p.m. on Kinsale Day, which is Sept. 21, 2019.

Vendors welcome!  Contact Lynn King 804-214-0955,   Crafters and vendors start at 4 p.m. in the Park beside the Gazebo.

Food and fun in the park:  Starting 5 p.m. in the Park: the Firemen will be cooking great food.  Fun for all ages: dunking booth, corn hole, hopefully horse and pony, possible petting zoo.

Kids, bring your bikes: Get your bikes all dressed up to focus on our country’s heritage.  Put on Stars and Stripes, or other patriotic regalia. Line-up beside the old Up the Creek sign (Formerly Moss Chevrolet) at around 5:15 – bike processional will start at 5:30 per Lynn King.

Live music 5:30 onward: Alternating sets from The 11:21 Club and Sharon Mann.

Fireworks: View fireworks from Kinsale Bridge 9:15 p.m.  The bridge will be closed to through traffic from about 8:30 to 10 p.m.  You may park on the Plainview side of the bridge and walk over, or around town.

Info:  Lynn King at 804-214-0955.  Asst. Fire Chief Todd Padgett: 804-238-8112.  (Sorry, your museum director Lynn Norris will be out of touch by cell phone!  But HOPEFULLY that should mean good weather as I seem to draw monsoons when present.)

NOTE: Remember, fireworks have now officially migrated, being scheduled on a nearby Saturday rather than sticking with the 4th of July.



If you can help, please send your check (written to Kinsale Foundation) to P.O. Box 307, Kinsale, Va. 22488.  Put FIREWORKS on the envelope.