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Independence Day


Independence Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Celebrate Independence Day with an all-American mountain weekend filled with Moonshine cocktails at the Tobacco Barn, s'mores and sparklers, live music, a traditional Southern barbecue and more.

  • July 4-7, 2024
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Independence Day Weekend Events

July 4 | Complimentary Yoga

Reconnect with the natural elements during a restorative yoga class on Primland’s outdoor yoga deck. All ages are welcome.

  • Thursday, July 4 | 9 & 10:30AM
  • Meet on the Yoga Deck 15 minutes before class
  • Smoothies included

July 4 | Bourbon & Ham Tasting

Join our head chef at Primland’s Tobacco Barn as you begin with a small reception that includes a signature bourbon cocktail and a tray passed canapés. Next, discover your favorite combination of the three bourbons and three different hams and biscuits. We will sample each of the bourbon and hams, discuss the history of each and talk about the unique pairing of the two.

All Weekend | Bluegrass Music & BBQ

A fun, family-friendly environment featuring locally farmed smoked meats and classic Southern sides. Reservations required, email

July 4 & 5 | Moonshine Tales

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Appalachian traditions at the Tobacco Barn. Savor moonshine cocktails and flights, learn about the rich history of the moonshine trade, which was active on Primland’s land, and learn from our homegrown storytellers about a central part of Appalachian culture while enjoying live Bluegrass music.

  • Thursday, July 4 & Friday, July 5 | 4-6PM
  • Reservations not required

July 4 & 5 | S’mores & Sparklers

Watch the little ones play while enjoying sweet treats – and libations for adults.

  • Thursday, July 4 & Friday, July 5 | 7-9PM
  • East Terrace

July 5 | Complimentary Fly Tying Class

Catching a fish on a fly you tied yourself is a thrill like no other. Expert guides from our Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge will teach you introductory fly tying skills as well as the “why”s behind making flies look and feel certain ways depending on the season.

  • Friday, July 5 | 1-4PM
  • Outdoor Activity Center

July 5 & 6 | Family Hikes

Join our resident naturalist on foraging hikes, searching for plants, flowers and fungi native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains, as well as guided hikes. Open to adults and children of all ages.

July 6 | American Themed Cookie Decorating Class

Try your hand at cookie decorating while sipping handpicked wines in an intimate setting as local artist Rose Thomas expertly demonstrates the ways of sweet treat artistry. Classes feature design themes and are a fun way to spend an afternoon at Primland Resort.

  • Saturday, July 6 | 3-4:30PM
  • $65 per person | Child-friendly event, same pricing applies per child
  • One glass of wine is included for adults over 21 | Child beverages are available
  • Reservations required | Email

May 24 - September 15 Complimentary Children's Meals

This summer, children 10 and under enjoy complimentary meals from our kids’ menus.

All Weekend Long

Explore hidden trails that showcase the natural beauty of the Appalachian region. Conclude your exhilarating journey with an elevated picnic at a meadow near Stables saloon. Savor a delightful upscale charcuterie board and a bottle of wine or Veuve Clicquot Champagne together.

During fun-filled days of archery, foraging, pond-fishing, trail hikes and more, Primland’s explorers discover new hobbies, learn about Virginia’s native fauna and flora and revel in the resort’s most beloved activities.

  • July 2-6 | Ages 6-12
  • Half Day | 9AM - 1PM
    $125 per mountaineer (plus 20% gratuity)
    Lunch and snack included
  • Full Day | 9AM - 3PM
    $175 per mountaineer (plus 20% gratuity)
    Lunch and snack included
  • Reservations required | Email
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Long, beautiful summer days lead to brilliantly clear night skies perfect for catching extraordinary glimpses of the heavens and our solar system in our one-of-a-kind private observatory. Join Primland’s team of expert astronomers on a journey to the galaxies and beyond.

  • Nightly | 9:30 & 10:30PM
  • Junior Astronomers
    7:30-8:30PM | Fridays & Saturdays
    Designed to spark curiosity in the youngest of stargazers by searching for animal constellations in the night sky
    Tailored to children 10 and under
    Parents must accompany children
  • Weather dependent
  • Reservations required | Email
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