Celebration 2017 in Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) It's almost time for the 19th Annual Martinsville July Fourth Celebration. Carnival rides, music and fireworks are ready to go at the Martvinsville Speedway this afternoon.

Everything kicks off at 3:00pm for the free event. 60 local businesses came together to provide carnival rides, music by the Ohio Players, and a fireworks show.

"It's for the community, by the community so many great people opened their wallets to make this thing happen. We provide the facility and the time to put it on. It's just a great night for everyone," said Clay Campbell of Martinsville Speeday.

In addition to the family fun, the Grace Network is hosting a food drive.Organizers want to encourage everyone to bring their nonperishable items.