From April to October, residents and
visitors gather in the square for a celebration of the communitys
people, businesses and culture. On the first Saturday of each month,
downtown merchants hold outdoor sales while local farmers sell fresh
produce at what has become known as Square Deal Day. Every Thursday night local musicians, cloggers and singers perform
at the town square gazebo.
During July, the Glade Spring Fire Department and Search and
Rescue Squad sponsor the annual Glade Spring Summer Celebration.
Residents and visitors gather at the Glade Area Park and Pool
to honor their country and community with fireworks, music and
dancing. The celebration includes a variety of exhibit and craft
booths as well as games and recreational activities. In addition
to these activities, Glade Spring residents and visitors enjoy
playing baseball at the towns Dunn Field, which also includes
a community center for meetings and special occasions, such as
weddings and parties.
The warmth of the summer spills over into holiday season, when
members of the community come together to worship and celebrate.
Much of the attention is focused on Town Square, which features
an annual Christmas parade and tree-lighting. Bright, cheerful
holiday lights adorn most homes and businesses, reflecting not
only an enthusiasm for the season but a deep devotion to the values
of faith and community.