Residents celebrated their patriotism as they gathered for a yearly tradition, the 20th annual Summer Jubilee in Waynesboro.
The festival featured live local music, food and craft vendors, and kids activities. The event drew roughly 10,000 people. Organizers say the event started with a mission to create a family fun daylong event to celebrate Independence Day. Festival goers had the opportunity to pay their respects and sign the name of a veteran, who passed away or current service member on two walls placed on the hillside.
“Favorite part, you get the home town feel. You don’t get this kind of stuff there. People are great, the food is great, atmosphere is great. Waynesboro is awesome,” said Kyle McMahan, who traveled from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Organizers say the fireworks show is bigger this year and will start promptly at 9:30 p.m. on July 4. The festival is located on Main Street across from the Waynesboro Hospital.