Hampton Roads Weekend Planner July 3-5

EVERYONE is having fun this weekend! It’s a celebration of our great nation and we’re having fun all over Hampton Roads! Remember because it’s a long weekend, many of the celebrations are spanning three days Make sure you don’t miss anything. Click here for our 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations list and interactive map. We have you covered with city closings and road way updates, as well!

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6:00 p.m./Movies and More: National Treasure/Chesapeake City Park
Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism presents the Movies & More Series. This month’s movie is “National Treasure”. Other activities prior to the movie include:  a dance party, inflatables, face-painting, and food vendors. FREE


Newport News

5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m./Fridays at the Fountain/City Center at Oyster Point
Begin your weekend here. Join us for the City Center Friday Concerts by the best bands in the region. Bring your friends, lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes. Free Parking. Food ($) and beverage ($). Featured tonight are Fuzz Band with Black, White & Blues! FREE


5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m./GSA Jazz Band Performs at MacArthur Center
The Governor’s School for the Arts Jazz Band will be performing in the Center every Friday from 5-7pm beginning April 24th and continuing through August 28th. FREE


5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m./Concert in the Courtyard: Sharkophagus/Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
Sharkophagus is a quirky kind of jam band a la Dave Matthews doing some covers, with original stuff, too. Jamie, from Gosport Tavern, is the guitarist. Bring friends and family to this springtime event, offering free admission to museum exhibits, light refreshments. FREE

8:45 p.m./Dinner & a Drive-in Movie Event: American Graffiti/Portside Park
A gathering of classic cars will rendezvous at the Portside Park for a Drive-In style movie, and enjoy the George Lucas classic film “American Graffiti.” So bring your blankets and lawn chairs and make it a classic Olde Towne summer night! Movie starts at 9:30 pm at the Portside Park next to Tidewater Yacht & Crawford Parkway.

Virginia Beach

7:00 p.m./Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla/Farm Bureau Live
Rock hard with the ’80s! Click here to purchase tickets. 


There are fireworks and Independence Day celebrations taking place all over Hampton Roads! Click here to access our complete list and use our interactive map to find the closest celebration to you.



5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m./Tidewater Winds 30th Anniversary Concert/Town Point Park
The Tidewater Winds is a professional concert band that performs free concerts in the Tidewater area. FREE


8:00 p.m./Sunday Movies at the Park: Spiderman 2/City Park
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius. FREE


Sunset/Summer Movies on Prince George Street
Summer Movies on Prince George Street – every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight’s Movie: The Boxtrolls. FREE

See anything we missed? You can submit your events to our hrScene Events Calendar! Click here.