No one is a stranger to the history that surrounds Hampton Roads. So when we celebrate America’s birthday, we do it big!
Check out some great 4th of July fireworks and celebrations going on. Also check out the Weekend Planner for other events happening during the long weekend.
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Monday, July 3 – 5 p.m. | Celebrate Freedom – Concert & Fireworks | Chesapeake City Park
Celebrate America’s Birthday with the U.S. Army TRADOC Band from Fort Eustis, VA, providing stirring patriotic sounds. Following the concert, fireworks by Pyrotechnico will illuminate the dark sky after sunset.
Tuesday, July 4 – 10 a.m. | 37th Annual South Norfolk Parade & Picnic in the Park | Lakeside Park
Parade, entertainment, food, games and paddleboat rides! The parade steps off at 10 a.m. and the picnic is at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 4 – 10 a.m. | Flag Ceremony in honor of President Monroe | Flagstaff Bastion near Casemate Museum
Visit Fort Monroe for a patriotic flag ceremony at the Flagstaff Bastion inside the stone fort in observance of the 186th anniversary of the death of President James Monroe.
Tuesday, July 4 – 10 a.m. | Fourth at the Fort | Fort Monroe
Celebrate Independence Day at Fort Monroe with a full day of activities beginning at 10 a.m. until 9:45 p.m. The evening will end with a spectacular 15-minute fireworks presented by Pyrotecnico and will be launched from Mill Creek.
Tuesday, July 4 – 9 p.m. | 20th Annual Fireworks Celebration | Mathews High School
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment and concessions (for purchase) will be available throughout the evening. And there will be music provided by local DJ Tommy Eriksen leading up to the fireworks display, which will begin approximately at 9 p.m. Additional parking will be available at Thomas Hunter Middle School with a shuttle bus running from 7 p.m. until the show’s conclusion. Rain date is July 5.
FREE. This event is funded 100% with donations.
Tuesday, July 4 – First show starts at 5 p.m. | July 4th Spirit of America Laser Show | Virginia Living Museum
Join us in the Abbitt Planetarium for a celebration of America. Spirit of America mixes great patriotic music with America-inspired rock & roll and songs that have defined American music. Rock on to great artists like John Fogerty, Garth Brooks, Lee Greenwood and so many, many more.
$3 for members | $6 for non-members
Tuesday, July 4 – 7 p.m. | 4th of July Stars in the Sky | Victory Landing Park
Free children’s rides with giant slides, moon bounces, obstacle courses, and free face painting. Food vendors will be on site selling a variety of items including funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, and frozen treats. Entertainment will be provided by The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band “The Blue Aces.” A spectacular fireworks show by the internationally award winning fireworks company Pyrotecnico.
Friday, June 30 – 6 p.m. | Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks | Ocean View Beach Park
The TGOV Beach Music Concert Series is a great way to start the weekend with Live Music, children’s activities, food, beverages and more. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 – 5 p.m. | The 35th Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks | Town Point Park
Leave the grillng to us on the 4th of July and bring your family and friends down to Town Point Park. Guests can buy traditional all American fare, including hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, seafood, buttered corn on the cob, juicy watermelon, lemonade with all the fixin’s and much more available for purchase. Relax on the lawn and enjoy the live entertainment, then watch as the sky lights up with the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 – 8:30 a.m. | Historic Cradock’s 99th Patriotic Salute | Afton Square
Come join the Cradock Civic League and the Community to start your 4th of July celebration.
Tuesday, July 4 – 8:30 a.m. | Fourth of July Stars and Stripes Forever Concert: Tidewater Concert Band | Portside Park
Join us for a free patriotic concert, saluting the 250th Anniversary of the NNSY featuring the Tidewater Concert Band and stay for the fireworks immediately following the concert.
Tuesday, July 4 – 8:30 a.m. | Fourth of July Fireworks | Portside Park
Watch the fireworks on the water in Portsmouth. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. following a special concert from the Tidewater Concert Band at Portside Park at 8 p.m.
Smithfield/Isle of Wight
Monday, July 3 – 9:30 p.m.| July Fireworks Show| Clontz Park in Smithfield
Tuesday, July 4 – 9:30 p.m. | July Fireworks Show | Windsor High School in Windsor
July brings fireworks to Isle of Wight County! Bring everyone to watch the spectacular array of colors light up the night sky. For more information about the Fireworks please contact Lauren Wood at 757-357-5959 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- UPDATE: The Stars & Stripes Spectacular concert and fireworks show has been canceled due to wet weather. City officials have not said if the fireworks will be rescheduled or not.
Tuesday, July 4 – 5:30 p.m. | Stars & Stripes Spectacular | Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina
Enjoy the Stars and Stripes Spectacular, as the skies of Suffolk light up with the firework show over the Nansemond River at Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina. The park will open at 5:30pm with entertainment, children’s activities, local merchandise vendors and food choices available. The firework show will begin at 9 p.m., for the whole family to enjoy.
Tuesday, July 4 – 8 a.m. | Fourth of July Patriotic Boat Parade | Starts in Osprey Bay (Teal Crescent)
For the 14th year, the Sandbridge Yacht Club and its commodore will be leading a patriotic boat parade through the canals and waters of the Back Bay on the Fourth of July. Over the years, the number of boats taking part has more than quadrupled, making this a much-anticipated event in Sandbridge.
Tuesday, July 4 – 4 p.m. | July 4th Celebration | Mount Trashmore
Celebrate with your friends and family at our annual July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore Park. Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.
FREE | Parking is $10
Tuesday, July 4 – 7 p.m. | Stars & Stripes Explosion & Fireworks | Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park
Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages will attract thousands of visitors and residents. Scheduled live entertainment offers something for everyone: patriotic and classical to tribute bands, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 – 8:30 p.m. | Fireworks at Sandbridge | Mill Pond
The fireworks this year will go on as they have for the last six years.
Tuesday, July 4 – 8 a.m. | 2017 Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration | Yorktown Waterfront
The morning starts with a Yorktown Independence Day 8K run and 5K walk at York High School followed by a patriotic parade along Water and Main Streets. Evening activities include a bell-ringing ceremony, patriotic concert, and an amazing fireworks display over the York River. Bring your flags; wear red,white, and blue; and celebrate America. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 – 9 a.m. | Fourth of July Celebration | Colonial Williamsburg
There’s no better place to celebrate our nation’s birth than on historic Duke of Gloucester Street. You’ll enjoy torchlit musical performances, readings of the Declaration of Independence, hands-on activities, and stunning fireworks. Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 – 9 a.m. | Liberty Celebration | American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Visitors can enjoy music, interpretive programs, military drills and artillery demonstrations, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the Declaration of Independence.
$12.00 for adults | $7.00 for ages 6-12 | Children under 6 are free.