Fourth of July Celebrations in Hampton Roads 2018


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Lots of local fun planned for the Fourth of July!! Find Hampton Roads Fireworks and Celebrations here! Additions or corrections to this list may be Submitted HERE.


Celebrate Freedom

  • Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 5-9:15pm
  • Location: Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Description: Celebrate America's Birthday with the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, known as the "Finest in the Fleet", the band is the musical representative for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. Under the direction of Lt. Robert J. Coats, the band is staffed by some of the U.S. Navy's finest and most talented musicians, providing stirring patriotic sounds. Following the concert, fireworks by Pyrotechnico will illuminate the dark sky after sunset. Parks, Recreation and Tourism also will present the best in children's activities and family entertainment: face painting, 3 years and under play area, giant lawn games, inflatables and much more. The Chesapeake Public Art Committee will be on hand spreading awareness and taking donations for the Chesapeake 9/11 Memorial. Chesapeake ArtsAlive will offer a silent auction of fun, summer gift baskets to support Chesapeake students in the arts. A variety of "food vendor" concessions will also be available for an evening picnic.  Bring your own chairs or blanket. (Pop-up Tents not permitted)
  • Cost: Free, there is a $5 parking fee

Freedom Fest at Community Church

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Fun run at 8am. Fun Zone open from 9am-12pm.
  • Location: Community Church - Western Branch Campus 1935 Jolliff Rd Chesapeake, VA 23321
  • Description:An awesome, FREE*, one-stop experience for food and fun to start your Fourth of July!
    • 1-mile fun run for ages 5+, only $30. Includes race medal, shirt, swag bag & more. Multiple obstacles and loads of fun! Benefitting Roc Solid Foundation.
    • Chick-Fil-A® breakfast for sale
    • Free for all - Fun Zone! Huge spread of bounce houses, massive rock climbing wall! Superheroes, Chick-Fil-A® cow, Suffolk Fire and Safety Unit, Chesapeake K-9 Unit provide an exciting experience for kids & families
  • Cost: Free!

38th Annual South Norfolk Parade and Picnic in the Park

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 10am-3pm
  • Location: Lakeside Park, 1441 Bainbridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA
  • Description: Enjoy a 4th of July tradition in Chesapeake! Parade, entertainment, food, games and paddleboat rides! The parade steps off at 10 a.m. and the picnic is at 11 am - 3 pm. Event is FREE to the public!
  • Cost: Free and open to the public



Fourth at the Fort at Fort Monroe

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 10am-9:45pm
  • Location: Fort Monroe, VA 23651
  • Description: Beaches open to the public with lifeguards on duty at Outlook Beach. At 10am enjoy a patriotic flag ceremony in observation of the death of President James Monroe, at the Flagstaff Bastion inside the stone fort. Engineer Wharf Fishing Pier open for fishing sunrise to sunset. Casemate Museum is open from 10:30am – 4:30pm (Free Admission). Family Fun in the Wherry Quarter from 5 to 8:30pm. Music by the Bay Summer Concert at Wherry Quarter at 7 pm. Fireworks at 9:15pm. **No admission to the Fort after 8pm.**
  • Cost: Free



"Spirit of America" Laser Lights Show at Abbitt Planetarium 

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 11:30am (partial show), and then hourly from 5-10pm
  • Location: Virginia Living Museum 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
  • Description: “Spirit of America” mixes great patriotic music with America-inspired rock & roll and songs that have defined American music. Purchase tickets early, this event will likely sell out.
  • Cost: $3 VLM members, $6 non-members. 

4th of July Stars In The Sky 

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 7-10pm
  • Location: Victory Landing Park, 50 26th Street, Newport News, VA 23605
  • Description: The event begins at 7:00 p.m. with free children’s inflatables (moon bounces, obstacle courses), bubble soccer, free face painting, the Tomcats Dixieland Band (performing near the Newport News Victory Arch), and strolling entertainment. Food vendors will be on site selling a variety of items including funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, and frozen treats. Live music will be provided by the Tidewater Drive Band (Motown, Disco, Funk, Top 40) from 7 - 9:30 pm. Free light-up give-a-way items will be given out during the event (while supplies last). A spectacular fireworks show by the internationally award-winning fireworks company Pyrotecnico, will be presented by Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington-Ingalls Industries, and will light up the sky over the James River at 9:30 p.m. 
  • Cost: Free admission and parking, food available for purchase


Shore Thing Independence Day Concert, Celebration & Fireworks 

  • Date: Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6-9:30pm
  • Location: Ocean View Beach Park Norfolk, Virginia 23503
  • Description: Shore Thing Concert and Independence Day Celebration is a great way to start the weekend with Live Music, children's activities, food, beverages and more! Fireworks at 9:30pm.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public

Star Spangled Bike Parade

  • Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 2-4pm
  • Location: Graydon Pl, Norfolk, VA 
  • Description: Join the West Ghent Civic League for our Annual 4th of July Bike Parade! Help your children decorate their bikes in their best patriotic gear -- red, white, blue, stars and stripes are all encouraged! Parade riders will be escorted by the Norfolk Police Department to ensure safety and fun! The parade will start and end on the corner of Graydon Place and Weyanoke Street. 
  • Cost: Free!

Norfolk Tides Baseball Game

  • Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Game starts at 7:05pm 
  • Location: Harbor Park Stadium, Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA
  • Description: Stay after the game for FIREWORKS! 
  • Cost: Included with game admission

Free Tours of The USS Monterey 

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 10am-4pm
  • Location: Nauticus Pier adjacent to Town Point Park, Norfolk VA
  • Description: The USS Monterey will be docked for public tours open to the general public 10:00am-4:00pm at the Nauticus Pier adjacent to Town Point Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public.

The 36th Annual Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks 

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 5-10pm
  • Location: TowneBank Fountain Park within Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
  • Description: 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.
  • Cost: Free admission. Food available for purchase.





Historic Cradock’s 100th Patriotic Salute
  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 8:30am-12pm
  • Location: Afton Parkway & George Washington Highway Entrance, Portsmouth VA
  • Description: Join the historic Cradock community for a 4th of July salute. To participate in the Children's Bike Parade, register between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. at George Washington Highway and Afton Parkway green space (all ages and non-motorized vehicles welcome). Parade participants will receive a July 4th favor. Following the flag raising, prizes will be presented to the best patriotically decorated bike, carriage, wagon, etc. The Parade will leave at 9:30 a.m. lead by Portsmouth's own Fire Engine 11 down Afton Parkway to the Gazebo in Afton Square. At 10:00 a.m. a flag raising ceremony will commence including patriotic addresses, music by a military band; refreshments by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 993 and Disabled American Veterans Post 41.
  • Cost: Free

July 4th Stars & Stripes Concert & Fireworks
  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Concerts at 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Fireworks at 9:30pm.
  • Location: High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA 
  • Description: Celebrate the country's birthday with us during our annual 4th of July Stars & Stripes Concert. Featuring country singing sensation Celeste Kellogg taking the stage at 5:30 p.m. and the Tidewater Concert Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for this annual 4th of July music tribute to our country. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free



Fireworks Show

  • Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9:30pm
  • Location: Clontz Park in Smithfield, VA
  • Description: July brings fireworks to Isle of Wight County! Bring everyone to watch the spectacular array of colors light up the night sky.
  • Cost: Free admission   

Fireworks Show

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 9:30pm
  • Location: Windsor High School in Windsor, VA
  • Description: July brings fireworks to Isle of Wight County! Bring everyone to watch the spectacular array of colors light up the night sky.
  • Cost: Free admission


Stars & Stripes Spectacular 

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 5:30-9:30pm
  • Location: Constant's Wharf Park and Marina, 110 E. Constance Road, Suffolk, VA 23434
  • Description: Enjoy the Stars and Stripes Spectacular, as the skies of Suffolk light up with the firework show over the Nansemond River at Constant's Wharf Park & Marina. The park will open at 5:30pm with entertainment, children's activities, local merchandise vendors and food choices available. The firework show will begin at 9 p.m., for the whole family to enjoy! Music will be provided by The Hotcakes.
  • Cost: Free admission, $5 for kids area activities (ages 12 and under). There will be free shuttles from the First Baptist Church, Godwin Courts, and City Hall parking lots beginning at 5:15


Lawn Party on the Great Lawn

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 2-6pm
  • Location: Cavalier Hotel 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
  • Description: There will be games, prizes, face painting, bounce houses and more! The event is open to the public, all are welcome! Bring your friends and family!
July 4th Celebration at Mt Trashmore

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 4-10pm. Fireworks will be at 9:30pm.
  • Location: Mount Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach, VA
  • Description: Celebrate with your friends and family at our annual July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore Park! Live music. Children's activities from 4-8pm: Inflatables, face painting and yard games. Food Vendors will be: Cubania, Dino Ice, Funnel Cake Factory, Grace and Sarah, Keep It Poppin', MacBrand Foods, Make Me A Plate, Mediterranean Roots, Nadar's Food, Papa John's, Rita's Italian Ice, Skippy's Snoballs. 
  • Cost: Free admission, limited parking for $10
Stars & Stripes Explosion & Fireworks at the Oceanfront 

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 7 - 10pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm
  • Location: Virginia Beach Oceanfront / Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Description: Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages will attract thousands of visitors and residents of Virginia Beach to a “star-spangled” salute to this great country of ours at Stars & Stripes Explosion on July 4! Scheduled live entertainment offers something for everyone: patriotic and classical to tribute bands, and naturally, fireworks!
  • Cost: Free


Yorktown Fourth of July

  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 8-10am and 7-9:15pm 
  • Location: Yorktown Waterfront, Yorktown VA
  • Description: 8k/5k and parade in the morning followed by the Sounds of Liberty bell ringing ceremony, a concert and Fireworks in the evening.
  • Cost: Free

Liberty Celebration in Yorktown
  • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 9am-6pm
  • Location: American Revolution Museum, Route 1020 in Yorktown, near Yorktown Battlefield
  • Description: Visitors can enjoy music, interpretive programs, military drills and artillery demonstrations, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • Cost: Admission to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15), is $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Admission is free for residents of York and James City counties and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, with proof of residency.
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