DuPont Community Credit Union to be new Valley Fourth title sponsor

valley fourthValley Fourth, Harrisonburg’s quintessential Fourth of July celebration, is proud to announce DuPont Community Credit Union as not only this year’s title sponsor of Valley Fourth but also as a 2015 Grillin’ at the Pavilion Sponsor. As Title Sponsor of Valley Fourth DCCU helps bring a full day of community events to downtown Harrisonburg. Valley Fourth attendees can expect to enjoy activities, including Beers ‘N Cheers in the Park, live music, children’s activities, the “Get Outdoors & Get Moving” Parade, a fireworks finale, and more!

DuPont Community Credit Union is also a sponsor of the 3rd annual Grillin’ at the Pavilion BBQ Competition, an official Mid Atlantic Barbecue Association event. Grillin’ at the Pavilion is representative of Harrisonburg’s rich food culture and will draw a number of enthusiastic barbecuers, a panel of experienced judges, and crowds of hungry tasters.

DCCU is committed to excellence through relationships with members, employees, and the community. Dupont Community Credit Union will be at Valley Fourth so make sure you stop by and say hello! Booths will be set-up at both Turner Pavilion and Court Square along with a mobile ATM in the Municipal parking lot for festival attendee’s convenience.

Valley Fourth, organized and presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, is the largest community celebration in Harrisonburg, drawing more than 13,000+ residents and visitors to downtown each year. All Valley Fourth activities are provided to the public thanks to the participation and cooperation of local businesses, organizations, and volunteers.

For more information about Valley Fourth, please call 540- 432-8909 or visit and

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