Downtown Martinsburg

The 4th of July Fireworks, sponsored by the City of Martinsburg, will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m.  The rain date is Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m.  The fireworks display will take place in the same location as it has in past years.

WAR MEMORIAL PARK  (Per M-BC Parks & Recreation):

War Memorial Park will be open on July 4th from dawn to dusk. Visitors will be asked to vacate the park at dusk. Pavilions are for those who have made reservations.  Open picnic areas are on a first-come/first-available use. 

Public swimming at War Memorial Park will be held from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. only.

Concessions and Mini Golf Course will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Pool and Grass & Beach Area “will not” be open after 5:00 p.m.   This area “will not” be available for the viewing of fireworks. 

Due to the pool viewing area being closed and the park closing at dusk, residents and visitors should make adequate and timely plans for watching the fireworks.

No other special activities, i.e. music or entertainment, are scheduled at the park.  

The City of Martinsburg Police Department will have a presence within the park throughout the day.  The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and W. Va. State Police will also be assisting throughout the day.

Parking along the I-81 berms is prohibited for viewing the fireworks.

Visitors to Martinsburg are also encouraged to respect the restrictions of “no parking” on private residential and business properties, where posted.

The City of Martinsburg wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.





Effective August 11, 2016, the City of Martinsburg approved Ordinance 2016-22, which amended Section 545.10 “Fireworks: Definition, Sale, Possession and Discharge”.  The Ordinance updates the type of fireworks that may be sold by vendors, per WV State Code.  HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THE DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL CITY LIMITS REMAINS PROHIBITED DURING ANY TIME OF THE YEAR.


Complaints regarding the discharge of fireworks within the City of Martinsburg city limits should be reported to the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.  Violators cited for discharging fireworks within the City shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than thirty (30) days or both.


The City of Martinsburg appreciates your cooperation in this matter.  



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Street Repaving Schedule

The City has just been advised by the contractor that street repaving work will not begin until Monday, April 17, 2017 (weather permitting) in the following areas:
County Parking Lot off of Stephen Street
300 Block of S. Maple Avenue
300 Block of W. John Street
200 Block of S.  Church Street
300 and 400 Blocks of W. King Street
Originally, this work was to begin April 11 thru Friday, 4/14/17.
These areas will be closed to Parking with limited traffic access during the milling and paving of these streets as part of the Church Street Stormwater Project.

The public is notified they should expect delays and travel an alternate route, if possible.  Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.

Any concerns/questions, please contact the Martinsburg Public Works Department at 304-264-2126.


Notice of Increased Parking Meter Fines

Please note that, as of January 1, 2017, fines for failure to pay a parking meter will be increased as follows:


If not paid within 7 days--$25.00

If not paid within 30 days--$50.00

After 60 days of non-payment, violators are subject the issuance of a warrant.

Please note! While the penalty for violation has increased, the meter rates and cost of parking permits have not increased. The City of Martinsburg appreciates your business and citizenship.