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4th of July Fireworks & Fun in Coastal Virginia!

Hey there, firework fanatics and patriotic party-goers! It's that time of year again when we celebrate the red, white, and blue in the most dazzling way possible—fireworks! As the 4th of July approaches, it's time to plan your ultimate fireworks extravaganza!


Colonial Williamsburg will be having an entire day for patriotic fun! Few events ooze patriotism more than this one. Spending Independence Day here in Colonial Williamsburg feels like stepping back in time, and you almost get the feeling that Paul Revere could ride in at any moment. The exuberant tribute is a salute to the original 13 colonies. It includes a fife and drum march, a reading of the "Declaration of Independence," the tolling of the Virginia Liberty Bell and one of the most spectacular fireworks displays offered anywhere. Events fill the entire day; fireworks paint the night sky with colors of freedom.

Newport News - Victory Landing Park

The Newport News Department of Parks & Recreation will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at Victory Landing Park (50 25th St.). Gates on at 6:00 p.m. and the festivities begins at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to grab your free light up give-away (while supplies last) on your way into the festival area, which will be full of patriotic spirit including children’s activities (inflatables, face painting and more), live musical performances and strolling entertainers in red, white and blue. Food vendors will be on site selling Independence Day family favorites including hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, snow cones, ice cream, funnel cakes and so much more. Live music will also be provided on the main stage from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and the night will culminate in a spectacular fireworks show by the international award-winning company Pyrotecnico, who will light up the sky with an amazing display of patriotic sights and sounds.

Yorktown - Riverwalk Landing

It's going to be an action-packed day full of excitement for the whole family. Watch the patriotic parade; participate in games and fun activities throughout the day; listen to festive music; watch the grand fireworks finale; and more!

Schedule: * 8 AM: Yorktown Independence Day 8K/5K Run/Walk - York High School * 9 AM: Parade on Water & Main Streets * 1 PM: Family Games & Kids’ Activities (sponsored by Riverwalk Landing Business Association) - Riverwalk Landing * 2 PM: Acoustical Guitarist Phil Poteat - Riverwalk Landing Stage * 4 PM: Event Parking Opens - Corner of Cook Road and Ballard Street * 7 PM: The Fifes and Drums of York Town Performance; The Reading of the Declaration of Independence; Sounds of Liberty Bell Ringing Ceremony - Riverwalk Landing Stage * 8 PM: Super Jazz Band Concert featuring Conni Ironmonger - Riverwalk Landing Stage * 9:15 PM: FIREWORKS Display over the York River

Tappahannock - Wind Vineyards

Join Wind Vineyards on July 4rd to celebrate our Nation’s independence with a day of tailgating, games, live music with Down River, parade, food trucks and ending the night with fireworks! Bring your tent, chairs, and friends to set up for the day and celebrate. We will also be having our parade so bring your decorated off road vehicle of choice (golf cart, side by side) to show off your American pride! Walking Tall Monster Truck will make an appearance! The night will end with a spectacular FIREWORKS SHOW!

Mathews - Thomas Hunter Middle School **Saturday July 1st**

This free, fun, family friendly event will have music, food and drinks to purchase, and fireworks. A shuttle bus from Thomas Hunter Middle School will be taking event goers until 8:15 PM.

Virginia Beach - Stars & Stripes Virginia Beach’s ‘star-spangled’ salute will feature live music and events that culminate in a fireworks show. All performances are free and everyone is welcome! Shows will be featured at 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park, and Neptune's Park on 31st Street from 7pm to 11pm, concert series to be announced. *Fireworks will be on the barge and visible from anywhere on the beach! Virginia Beach - Mount Trashmore ​Join us at Mount Trashmore on Tuesday, July 4th for an Independence Day celebration complete with food trucks, live music, and a beautiful fireworks display. The event begins at 8 pm with free admission and parking will be $10. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm. Note: Lots will be monitored by parking attendants and will close when full - Edwin Drive will be closed once parking lots are full.

Norfolk - Town Point Park Leave the grillng to Norfolk Festevents 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 9:30pm!

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