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From fireworks to patriotic festivals, there are fun events going on all across Hampton Roads this Fourth of July weekend! Check out our list of family-friendly Independence Day celebrations near you!

Have fun, be safe, and remember – emergencies don’t take holidays, so Rutter Mills will be available for you on July 4th. Simply call or text us anytime at 757-622-5000.

Virginia Beach

July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore

Date: Thursday July 4th, 2019 – 4pm to 10pm

Location: Mount Trashmore Park

310 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach, VA

Celebrate America’s independence with live music by local musicians, delicious foods, and of course, booming fireworks! Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public; limited on-site parking is $10. When parking lots at Mount Trashmore Park are full, Edwin Drive between Independence Boulevard and South Boulevard may close.


Stars and Stripes Explosion

Date: Thursday July 4th, 2019

Location: On the beach at 24th Street, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park, 31st Street Park

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! All concerts and the fireworks show are free and open to the public.



37th Annual 4th of July Great American Picnic and Fireworks

Date: Thursday July 4th, 2019 – 5pm to 10pm

Location: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Leave the grilling to us 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 9:30 pm!



Celebrate Freedom – Concert & Fireworks

Date: July 3rd, 2019 – 5pm to 10pm

Location: 900 City Park Drive Chesapeake, VA

Honor our nation’s birthday with a concert from the U. S. Fleet Forces Band and a fireworks finale! Parks, Recreation and Tourism also brings you the best in children’s activities and family entertainment: face painting, a 3-years-and-under play area, giant lawn games, inflatables and more. FREE admission. ($5 fee for on-site parking will help us continue this great family event!) Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket (no pop-up tents permitted). Food vendors will be on site.


4th of July Celebration at Lakeside Park

Date: July 4th, 2019 – 10am to 4pm

Location: 1441 Bainbridge Blvd, Chesapeake VA

Enjoy a 4th of July tradition in Chesapeake! The event features a parade, entertainment, food, games, paddleboat rides, children’s crafts and family fun! Event is FREE to the public. Presented by South Norfolk Civic League and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism.



Stars & Stripes Concert

Date: July 4th, 2019 – 7:30pm to 9pm

Location: High Street Landing, Portsmouth VA

Featuring the Tidewater Concert Band playing a set of patriotic music that’s sure to make you stand up and clap! Fireworks start at the close of the concert at 9 p.m.


Newport News

Date: July 4th, 2019 – 7pm to 9:30pm

Location: Victory Landing Park

The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Victory Landing Park (50 25th St.). The event begins at 7:00 PM with free children’s inflatables (moon bounces, obstacle courses) and free face painting.   Food vendors will be on site selling a variety of items including funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, and frozen treats.   Live music by Full Spectrum from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Free light-up give-a-way items will be given out during the event (while supplies last).



Independence Day Celebrations

Date: July 4th, 2019 – 8am to 10pm

Location: Water Street and Main Street

Independence Day in Yorktown is a free family-friendly celebration featuring a full lineup of events leading up to the big fireworks finale! The morning starts with a 8K Run and 5K Walk followed by a patriotic parade along Water and Main Streets. Throughout the day, you can lounge on the beach, jam to live music, visit local shops, and explore several museums. Evening activities include a bell-ringing ceremony, patriotic concert, and an amazing firework display over the York River. Bring your flags; wear red, white, and blue; and come together to celebrate America!



Fort Monroe Fun and Fireworks

Date: July 5th, 2019 – 6pm to 9pm

Location: 20 Ingalls Road, Hampton VA

This traditional Fort Monroe event includes live music, food vendors, family-friendly activities and a spectacular firework show launched from a platform in Mill Creek. Earlier in the day, visitors have use of the beaches, picnic areas, campground, fishing pier, waterfront restaurants and the craft brewery.