• Clifton Forge Main Street - Star and Stripes Celebration July 4th

    Stars and Stripes Celebration

    Many of our area businesses have joined in the spirit by decorating their buildings. All-day activities on July 4th in Clifton Forge include a downtown parade at 11am and fireworks at night!

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Clifton Forge, VA Downtown Market

Clifton Forge, VA Downtown Market

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, June 21st, 2018 – 5:30 pm +10Thursday, June 28th, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, June 28th, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, July 5th, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, July 5th, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, July 12th, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, July 12th, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, July 19th, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, July 19th, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, July 26th, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, July 26th, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, August 9th, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, August 9th, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, August 16th, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, August 16th, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 – 5:30 pm Thursday, August 30th, 2018 – 2:30 pm - Thursday, August 30th, 2018 – 5:30 pm

Loop St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422, United States Map

Join us at the downtown Market each Thursday 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Visit the Market each Thursday From June 14, 2018 to August 30, 2018.

Support local growers and artisans - Shop local.

Check out our YOUTUBE video of CFVA downtown market produce, goods and artisan gifts.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvGb4LifjsA&t=36s

Visit CFVA downtown, stroll the historic district, shop at Livy's Closet or one of the towns antique stores. DIne in or out at the Club Car Shop & Deli, 42 Deli, Tiny Italian Bakery, the renown Jack Mason's Tavern or visit the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center.

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Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp

Monday, June 25th, 2018 – 8:30 am - Monday, June 25th, 2018 – 11:30 am +4Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 – 8:30 am - Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 – 11:30 am Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 – 8:30 am - Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 – 11:30 am Thursday, June 28th, 2018 – 8:30 am - Thursday, June 28th, 2018 – 11:30 am Friday, June 29th, 2018 – 8:30 am - Friday, June 29th, 2018 – 11:30 am

Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
439 E. Ridgeway St.
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Kids Art Camp Session 2 for ages:8-12

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Fourth of July Celebration Alleghany VA 2018

Fourth of July Celebration Alleghany VA 2018

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 – 11:00 am - Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Clifton Forge Main Street
501 E Ridgeway St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

On July 4th, we will begin the day-long celebration with a Down Town parade at 11 am. We urge you to come out and enjoy the parade or even be in it.

As this is a small town celebration in the best sense of the word, we are hoping that many of our young people will hop on the bikes, carry a flag or wear something red, white and blue and march or ride in the parade.

At the conclusion of the parade everyone is invited to gather at the Town Hall steps for a special ceremony honoring our Veterans.Following a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence at the Town Hall steps we encourage you to follow our bagpipers on a short walk to the Masonic Amphitheatre for an afternoon concert by the Silverbacks and a picnic lunch. Children can enjoy getting their face painted.

At 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public, free of charge, for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. Back by popular demand are Henry Downing Band and the 50 member Celebration Chorale presenting a Patriotic Cantata.

This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration.

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CFVA Merchant Trick or Treat

CFVA Merchant Trick or Treat

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 – 1:00 pm - Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 – 4:00 pm

Clifton Forge Main Street
501 E Ridgeway St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

Visit Downtown Clifton Forge from 1PM to 5PM.

Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying murals hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

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Town of Clifton Forge Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Town of Clifton Forge Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 16th, 2018 – 6:00 pm - Friday, November 16th, 2018 – 5:30 pm

Clifton Forge Main Street
501 E Ridgeway St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

November 16, 2018 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree.

This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands. Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony.

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Town of Clifton Forge VA Christmas Parade

Town of Clifton Forge VA Christmas Parade

Friday, November 30th, 2018 – 6:00 pm - Friday, November 30th, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Clifton Forge Main Street
501 E Ridgeway St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422 Map

On Friday evening November 30th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2018 Christmas Parade.

This year we have chosen SANTA'S WORKSHOP for our theme.
As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street.

Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal float, best overall float and judges favorite.

Call 862.2000 to enter.

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Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit organization working to improve the historic downtown of Clifton Forge for economic and cultural reasons. It is affiliated with the Virginia Main Street Program, a division of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.  In 1992 a group of local volunteers  came together to create an entity that, with the support of the town, could obtain the technical assistance of Virginia Main Street toward preservation and enhancement of the downtown area. This effort has produced good results and has revealed many needs yet to be met…

Small towns are unique. They’re initially defined by geography, like the mountain ridges that surround Clifton Forge. They are also defined by the industry that helps the town to grow. Since the turn of the century Clifton Forge has been a major player in the development and growth of the C&O and the CSX railroads. Train tracks snake their way through town and connect Clifton Forge to big cities. Many have ridden the rails to faraway places to get an education, find love and fight wars.

For many years the town and the railroad both grew and prospered. Through those good times the people of Clifton Forge built homes, raised families and they built churches – lots of churches. And they were a patriotic bunch – still are. The local community college is home to a detachment of the 116th Infantry of the VA National Guard. Most recently they’ve completed missions in Kosovo and in Iraq, a broad calling for citizen-soldiers.

When the railroad slowed down in the mid-60’s, many workers lost their jobs and the City of Clifton Forge suffered like many small towns that rely on a single industry. The city became a town a few years ago just as the C&O Heritage Center was getting started. Today it’s the history of the C&O that is helping fuel the re-birth of the town. New businesses are springing up, there are major infrastructure renovations underway and it’s getting harder to find parking in the  three block-long downtown area. Those who return to town for reunions, marriages and funerals just can’t get over how good things look. The number of folks retiring to the area or investing in second homes is a good measure of the hope and trust they have in the future of Clifton Forge.

There’s lots more that needs to be done but small towns like Clifton Forge tend to be built on solid cultural foundations: God, family, patriotism and a belief that hard work – and working together – will make a difference.
Chuck Almarez, Fire and Light Gallery, 2012

The Clifton Forge of the future is once again “scenic, busy, friendly!” Come visit historic Clifton Forge!

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