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    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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Upcoming Events

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Alleghany Highlands Triathlon

Alleghany Highlands Triathlon

Saturday, May 15th, 2021 – 9:00 am

Join us on Saturday, May 15, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in Clifton Forge, VA, the beautiful Alleghany Highlands. Registration is now open on runsignup.com
Our race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. It ends at the Masonic Amphitheatre on Church Street in downtown CF with music, a boxed lunch from Bartley's Meat Market, and an awards ceremony.
Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 14th at Jack Mason's Tavern and 7:30am at The Sharon Community Center on race day.
The overall male and female top finisher will each receive a free 1 night stay for 2 at the Omni Homestead Resort (Sun.-Thurs.)!
Medals or trophies will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams.
This is a great event for all levels of participants.
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Flag Day Ceremony

Flag Day Ceremony

Monday, June 14th, 2021 – 5:30 pm

Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre510 Main StreetClifton Forge, VA24422 Map

Come join us at the Historic Masonic Amphitheatre for a festive ceremony complete with flag presentations, music, and a birthday cake to honor our great nation. Grab a friend and come celebrate with us. Kid friendly! All CDC guidelines will be followed.
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Stars and Stripes Event

Stars and Stripes Event

Sunday, July 4th, 2021 – 1:00 pm

C&O Railway Heritage Center705 Main St.Clifton Forge, VA24422 Map

Come join us for a great day of fun! We will start the day with our annual parade, followed by a ceremony honoring our Veterans and First Responders, and finish the evening with entertainment and awesome fireworks. More details to come....

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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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