From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
Thank you to those in our military that have been vital in keeping our freedoms in the USA.
Here is a list of family friendly 4th of July events & fireworks around Hampton Roads!
NEWPORT NEWS – Victory Landing Park: The Virginia Peninsula’s biggest July 4th event features live music, food vendors ($), free children’s rides, and fireworks over the James River. Free admission, free parking.
NORFOLK – TOWN POINT PARK: 35th Annual 4th of July Great American picnic & Fireworks. 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!
PORTSMOUTH – PORTSIDE PARK/ELIZABETH RIVER:Watch the fireworks on the water in Portsmouth. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. following a special concert from the Tidewater Concert Band at Portside Park at 8 p.m. Free. Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth.
VIRGINIA BEACH – MT. TRASHMORE: Celebrate America’s independence with live music by Free For All, delicious foods, and of course, booming fireworks!
VIRGINIA BEACH – OCEANFRONT: 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! Fireworks at 9:30 pm.
YORKTOWN: Celebrate July 4th Where Independence was Won! Yorktown’s 2017 lineup includes free patriotic fun for the whole family
4th of July is a special day for every American. It’s a great time to make memories with family and friends so enjoy your day off! Happy Independence Day!
REMINDER: If your plans involve drinking with friends or family – Do not drink and drive! But if you happen to get pulled over for a DUI here are 3 things to be aware of.
- Be polite. Don’t try to argue your way out of the event and understand that you are not required to talk other than identifying yourself.
- You are not required to perform coordination tests at the scene or blow in the preliminary breath test. You can refuse to blow in the “big machine” at the station but understand that you will be charged with a refusal offense and potentially lose your license for a year.
- Your refusal to blow may or may not assist you in avoiding the DUI conviction.