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4th Of July Virginia Beach Style
The 4th of July is coming! It’s a day for fun, festivities, and celebration with your friends and family. So what do you have planned for this year’s 4th of July? Nothing yet? How can this be?
If you live in or around Virginia Beach, and you don’t have any plans or ideas for what to do this 4th of July, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of activities and events taking place in the area. After you see a glimpse of the festivities taking place in Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas, deciding what to do may be your biggest dilemma.
Celebration at Mount Trashmore
From 4 PM to 10 PM, come out and join us for fun, food, and live music supplied by local musicians. And what Independence Day celebration is complete without fireworks? For a nominal $5 parking fee, how could you possibly say no?
Stars and Stripes Explosion
Listen to some incredible tribute bands, including odes to Journey, U2, and Bruce Springsteen. In addition to tributes, you can also enjoy patriotic tunes, folk music, movie themes, and more! And it all ends with a grand fireworks spectacle. For all you music lovers, this is the event for you!
Celebration at Lakeside Park
Did somebody say parade? You bet we did! Come to the 4th of July parade, where you are bound to find plenty of great food, entertainment, games, and even paddle boats to ride! With a start time of 10 AM and wrap up at 4 PM, this is the perfect event for families, adults, and the young at heart. Best of all, it’s free!
Annual AT&T 4th of July Great American Picnic and Fireworks
Let this year’s fun be on AT&T. Celebrate with a feast of traditional American eats! From 5 PM to 10 PM, we’ll be working the grills and providing you with live entertainment, relaxing scenery, and good vibes. The whole family is welcome to come relax on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful sights of downtown Norfolk. And fireworks? Of course! It’s another free event you cannot possibly turn down.
On a day that’s all about patriotism, the Liberty Celebration is the perfect way to show off your pride for the red, white, and blue. You can have the authentic 1776 experience in Yorktown’s 1780s farm and army encampment while participating in military exercises and learning about our nation’s forefathers. The event takes place from 9 AM to 6 PM, and tickets are $21 for adults, $10.50 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for children under six.
Yorktown Independence Day Celebration
Also in Yorktown is the patriotic parade, taking place on Water Street. And at night we’ll have our ceremonial ringing of the bell, live music, and…you guessed it, fireworks!
For more family fun, there’s Fort Monroe. In addition to the usual events and attractions, a proximity light show will begin at 9:15 PM. During daytime hours, there’s plenty to see and experience, such as the Engineer Wharf Fishing Pier, the Casemate Museum, and, of course, food and live entertainment. Free admission will leave your wallets full for the many food vendors on site.
Abbitt Planetarium – Spirit of America
If you’re not one for outdoor activities, The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News might be what you’re looking for. Inside their air-condition theater, the museum will put on a laser show that’s sure to stir your patriotism. With accompanying classic American music by such artists as Garth Brooks, John Fogerty, and more, you’ll enjoy your 4th of July as much as you would at any outdoor event. The price of admission is $6, with shows every hour from 5 to 9 PM.
Stars in the Sky
If you’re in the Newport News area and do want to spend your time outside, come to Victory Landing Park for the biggest 4th of July party around. Bring your kids and enjoy the music, fireworks, and food, all within view of the stunning James River. It’s a free event for all, with plenty of available food and drinks.
Berkeley Plantation Wreath Laying Ceremony
Come pay your honors and respect to Benjamin Harrison V, Berkeley Plantation’s 18th-century owner, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. You can explore the boxwood and flower gardens, see the glorious beauty of the James River, enjoy the formal living history program, and take a guided tour of the original 1726 manor house. At the low price of $11 for adults and $6 for children, this is an experience you can’t afford to miss.
Beginning with the Salute to the States, which takes place behind the courthouse, the following celebration will include patriotic staples such as the reading of the Declaration of Independence, historic tavern dining, a performance of Colonial Williamsburg fifes and drums, a tribute to the men and women serving in our nation’s Armed Forces, and a fireworks show. If you are in the Williamsburg area, come celebrate the 4th of July right!
Independence Day Fireworks at Portsmouth
Anyone living in the Portsmouth area can enjoy the annual fireworks show. The presentation can be seen anywhere along Crawford Parkway, or from the Seawall.
There’s plenty to do in Hampton Roads this July 4th. What will you be doing?
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