July 6, 2014
It’s a birthday party and we’re celebrating the red, white and blue! We’ll have music, a block party, movie under the stars, chairlift rides, games for the entire family and of course, FIREWORKS! See the mountain light up on Friday, July 4th at 9:30PM. Craft fair will take place Friday-Sunday.
Swannanoa Palace Open House 11:30AM to 5:30PM. Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912. Dooley, who owned the Maymont estate in Richmond, built this 52-room marble palace as a token of love for his wife, Sally May. More than 300 artisans were hired to create the palace as a replica of the Villa de Medici in Rome. They used the highest quality materials available. Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May’s relationship in places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley’s fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime. Fee. 540-942-5201
Gary Randal live 12Noon and Tony Bruno live 6PM.
John Emil Montagnino live at Democracy Vineyards.
Sunnyside live at Humpback Rocks Visitor Center.
Bennie Dodd and Friends Live at Blue Mountain Brewery.