4th of July Fun in Hampton Roads



38th Annual South Norfolk Parade and Picnic in the Park Enjoy a 4th of July tradition in Chesapeake! The event features a parade, entertainment, food, games, paddleboat rides, children’s crafts and family fun! This event is presented by the South Norfolk Civic League and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Parade steps off at 10 a.m.
Picnic in the Park begins at 11 a.m
Event is FREE to the public.


Celebrate Independence Day at Fort Monroe with a full day of activities from 10 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. on July 4. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks show. Early in the day, visitors can enjoy a morning flag-raising ceremony at the Flag Bastian, use of the beaches, picnic areas, campground, fishing piers, waterfront restaurants and craft brewery. The fireworks show will start at 9:15 p.m., weather permitting.

Newport News:

The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Victory Landing Park (50 25th St.). 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 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 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.

Admission and parking are free.


Leave the grillng 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!

Virginia Beach:

July 4 at Mount Trashmore Park – From 4 – 10 p.m. celebrate America’s independence with live music by Free For All, delicious foods, and of course, booming fireworks! There is a $10 parking fee; When parking lots at Mount Trashmore Park are full, Edwin Drive between Independence Boulevard and South Boulevard may close.


On July 4 celebrate our nation’s birth in Colonial Williamsburg on historic Duke of Gloucester Street. Enjoy a full day of patriotic festivities, including public readings of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances, hands-on activities for the kids, and a dazzling fireworks display to cap the evening. Events are free and open to the public and will go from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.