Here's the complete list of what's happening this weekend. Have fun!!!!!!!
July 4th Holiday Weekend Events:Norfolk:
The Shore Thing Concert & Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 1, in Ocean View Beach Park. Great music, food, beverages, children's activities and more. Dance to live music by The Janitors starting at 6pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Admission free.
The 29th Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic will take place on Monday July 4, Town Point Park. Enjoy patriotic sounds of the 50-piece United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band at 8 pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Admission free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Coolers, food and soft drinks are permitted. NO alcohol or glass containers permitted. Sponsored by Entercom Norfolk Radio Stations.
Spirit of Norfolk: Cruise the Elizabeth River and watch the fireworks from Town Point Park. All-you-can-eat buffet. Music and dancing. Board at 7:30pm, cruise 8:00 – 11:00pm. From $69.90 per person. Seating is limited! Reservations: 866-304-2469.
Norfolk Tides fireworks. July 1-4. Celebrate the Independence Day weekend with post-game fireworks. Tides play at 7:15 p.m. Friday, 5:15 (doubleheader) Saturday, 6:15 p.m. Sunday and at 7:15 p.m. Monday. Harbor Park.
Mount Trashmore Park: Celebrate America’s independence with live music, fun children’s activities, delicious festival foods, and of course booming fireworks. Free admission and $5 onsite parking. Starts at 4pm.
Oceanfront: ‘The Stars & Stripes Explosion”. Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages. Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, presents a patriotic concert on the 20th Street Stage. Fireworks after 9:30 p.m.
Fort Monroe's annual July 4th Concert & Fireworks features American rock band, 38 Special, at Fort Monroe's Walker Airfield. Fireworks follow the concert about 9:30. Food and beverages available for purchase. Gates open at 4. Free admission. All vehicles subject to security inspection at the entrance. (Note: The Army is leaving Fort Monroe in Sept and turning the post over to the state). Fireworks visible at nearby Buckroe Beach Park.
Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will celebrate the July 4th holiday with its “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event at Victory Landing Park at the end of 23rd St. at the James River. Free children’s rides, music, and food vendors on site. Fireworks set to music at 9:30 p.m. over the James River. The first 2,000 people in attendance receive a free light-up pom-pom. Admission and parking are free at the City Hall parking lot and designated spaces in the Downtown area. Starts at 7pm.
The 32nd annual Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration. Includes the Fifes & Drums of York Town, a Children’s Fun & Games Area, the Voices of the Yorktown Chorale, 6pm Parade on Historic Main Street, and the Sounds of Liberty Bell Ringing Ceremony. The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band performs at the Victory Monument at 8pm. Fireworks at 9:30 on the York River. Public parking on the Yorktown Battlefield at the Cook Road and Ballard Street intersection. There will be trolley service. A special parking area with a golf cart shuttle service has been set aside for handicapped and special needs visitors. Information: 890-3320.
Gloucester Point, July 4. See the Yorktown fireworks from the Gloucester Point Beach Park. Music from 6 to 9 p.m. by The Janitors. The Beach House will be open and serving hot dogs, soft ice cream and drinks.
Busch Gardens is celebrating Independence Day weekend with three nights of patriotic pyrotechnics set to an original music track. July 2 – 4. The fireworks extravaganza is included with park admission and begins nightly at 9:30 p.m.
Hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence, watch performances from Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums, and take in a majestic display of fireworks after dark in the Historic Area. Music at 8 p.m. behind the Courthouse on Market Square. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m., watch on Palace Green or from Market Square. The Governor’s Palace All-American Picnic is from 7:30 to 9. Includes food and family entertainment. Reservations: 1-800-447-8679.
The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band performs in Market Square Saturday night from 7pm to 8:30. Part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series.
Red, White, & Blue ice cream Social (Ages 8-17) Friday at 1pm. Dr. Clarence Cuffee Community Center. Festive red, white, & blue ice cream sundaes. Free.
4th of July Event (Age 7-12) this Saturday at 1pm at Deep Creek Community Center.
Music, crafts, refreshments and fun. Free.
Chesapeake City Park: Sunday night. Holiday concert w/ Fireworks. Stars at 7:30pm on the Bagley Stage, featuring the renowned “U.S. Fleet Forces Band.” Come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday under the stars, featuring lively music and a fireworks finale! FREE admission. $5 on-site parking. Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket. You can purchase food at the concessions for a picnic supper.
Parade, entertainment, food, games and paddleboat rides at Lakeside Park on Bainbridge Boulevard. All day Monday. Admission free.
Stars & Stripes Spectacular. Constant's Wharf Park & Marina. Free admission. On the shores of the Nansemond River in historic downtown Suffolk. Food, fun, entertainment, and fireworks! Fireworks shoot at 9:00 pm sharp!
Sunday, July 3 at 9:30 pm at Clontz Park in downtown Smithfield. Clontz Park is on N. Church Street, but the fireworks display will be visible in downtown Smithfield along the Pagan River.
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City. Fun for the entire family. Admission free. Fireworks after sunset. Starts at 6pm.
From Currituck Heritage Park fireworks and Duck's annual Fourth of July Parade, to Roanoke Island Festival Park's fireworks and concert, and on to Hatteras Island. Many events and celebrations take place all along the North Carolina Outer Banks throughout the July 4th weekend. Fireworks visible along the entire Outer Banks shoreline after sunset through 10pm.
Cape Charles 4th of July weekend. Firefighters Seafood Festival Saturday at 5pm at the Harborfront. On Sunday, an all-day family event starting at 10am. Fireworks after sunset on the beach.
All-American Celebration. Monday, July 4. Parade, concert and activities in the Children's Garden. Free. 804-262-9887. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond.
Patriot’s Day this Saturday at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. 10am to 5pm. Activities include craft demonstrations, musical performances, games, military drill, food and fun sponsored by the Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum in collaboration with the Portsmouth Museums. Free admission.
“I Dream of Ice Cream” family event at the Mary Pretlow library branch in Ocean View. Saturday at 2pm. Come in and make your own. Includes a variety of
toppings. Sprinkles, cookie crumbs and many more. Free.
4th annual July 4th Ice Cream Social at Shirley Plantation in Charles City County, 2-4pm. Bring a blanket for a picnic lunch or create your own tailgate party. Ice cream, lemonade, and ice tea are included with regular admission and will be available from as long as supplies last.