Hometown Heroes

4th of July Celebration



Our Tribute to Their Service

The Chatham Rotary Club and Town of Chatham VA are excited to bring you the 2022 Hometown Celebration. This will be a weekend of celebration, family fun presented by partnering community groups, concerts, and fireworks. This community-focused weekend will provide lots of opportunities to celebrate our great Town, County, and Nation. It is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.  This year, Saturday events are divided into two locations at two different times:

 Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in the morning
Downtown Chatham in the late afternoon.

The line-up for the celebration is as follows (with times are arranged to avoid the hot July afternoon sun.). Click the link to learn more about each event:


Friday, July 1

Home and Garden Decoration Contest (sponsored by Chatham Garden Club, judging that same day).
Community Farmer's Market - ODAC  4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.  Contact ODAC if you plan to participate as a vendor.


Saturday A.M. July 2 - Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex

Community Farmer's Market - ODAC  7:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  Contact ODAC if you plan to participate as a vendor.
Hometown Heroes Dedication Ceremony - 10:00 A.M. at ODAC.
The Tribute Flags will be proudly flying from June 25th until July 16th.  Be sure to visit the field.
Ping Pong Ball Drop - 10:30 A.M. at ODAC


Saturday P.M. - Town of Chatham
Street Festival - 5 P.M.
Hometown Heroes Parade - 7 P.M.
- 8:45 PM - Sponsored by the Town of Chatham


Sunday, July 3: Emmanuel Episcopal Church
A celebration of local trees that have been planted this year followed by a Patriotic Music Concert
at Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 3pm sponsored by the church and Chatham First.

Tree Ceremony - 2:30 PM

Patriotic Concert - 3:00 PM

To be involved at the downtown Saturday event, please click to email:
Becky Crites or Nick Morris

Making your Flag Dedication is a two-step process.  First, purchase a flag to be flown in the Tribute Flag Field, and secondly, after the payment is made, dedicate the flag to state who is sponsoring the flag and who it is in honor or memory of.

The Chatham Rotary Club is proud of the relationship we have with our community.  Our success as a club is due, not only to the strength and dedication of our members, but certainly also to the generous support of our community sponsors.  These sponsors help us achieve our goals for the community and more.  Please take a moment to visit our Sponsors Page, where you may also follow links to their websites.