4th of July Events around Hampton RoadsSaturday, July 3rd -Chesapeake:
4th of July Parade and Celebration
1110 Byrd Avenue
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The event kicks off with a parade that starts at South Norfolk Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m., and heads towards the park. Opening ceremonies and entertainment follows the end of the parade. In addition to entertainment, the event features children’s events, games, petting zoo, paddle boat rides and more.
Independence Day Celebration at the Bagley with Fireworks
Chesapeake City Park - Bagley Stage
900 Greenbrier Parkway
A holiday concert featuring the renowned "U.S. Fleet Forces Band." Bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket. $5 fee for on-site parking.
Sunday, July 4th -Hampton:
Fourth at the Fort
Fort Monroe's Walker Airfield
5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the public
Gates open at 5:00pm, Emily West performing at 7:00pm, Jimmy Wayne at 8:15pm, fireworks at 9:30pm. ID required for all adults to enter base. Note: You must have Photo ID, Drivers License and Vehicle Registration to get on the baseNewport News:
4th of July Stars in the Sky
Victory Landing Park
50 26th Street
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Virginia Peninsula’s biggest July 4th event features nationally known entertainers, food vendors, children’s rides and fireworks over the James River.
28th Annual 4th of July Great American Picnic
Town Point Park
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Fleet Jazz Ensemble performs at 6:00 p.m., followed by The Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
The Shore Thing Concert and Independence Day Celebration
Ocean View Beach Park
Granby Street at Ocean View Avenue
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Come and dance to live music by The Janitors and experience a spectacular Fireworks display at 9:30 pm over the Chesapeake Bay.
Stars & Stripes Spectacular
Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina
Behind the Suffolk Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center
Concessions open at 5:00 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.
Family fun, entertainment, and fireworks. Island Boy will provide the entertainment. For information on fireworks safety, contact the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office at 514-7540.
Stars & Stripes Explosion
17th, 24th and 31st Street Parks and 20th Street Stage
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Music starts at 2:30 p.m. at 24th Street Park; 8:00 p.m. at 20th Street Stage, 17th Street Park, and 31st Street Park. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at 20th Street Stage.
Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages. Acts offer something for everyone with tribute bands saluting some of the biggest names in music.
July 4th Celebration
Mount Trashmore Park
300 Edwin Drive
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Celebrate America's independence with live music, fun children's activities, delicious festival foods, and of course, booming fireworks. $5 fee for on-site parking.
Colonial Williamsburg Fireworks
Historic Area of Williamsburg
9:15 p.m. - 9:35 p.m.
A majestic display of fireworks.
Yorktown Independence Day Celebration
Historic Yorktown area (Ballard Street, Main Street, Water Street)
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Patriotism abounds with live entertainment, a children’s fun center, a parade and spectacular fireworks. Enjoy a performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
New Kent VA
Colonial Downs’ "Racing to the Stars and Strips"10151 Colonial Downs Parkway
New Kent, VA 23124
Phone: (804) 966-RACE
Opens: 5:00:00 PM
Closes: 10:00:00 PM
Enjoy a horse racing/live concert/fireworks tripleheader at a special 5:00 PM post time. After the fireworks, stick around for a live concert, entertainment, free ice cream, kids activities & a $500 cash giveaway! Get the best seats in the house & buy a trackside "Blast Zone" Table for 4 — you’ll have the best vantage point for the fireworks!