4th of July Events and Information

Posted on Jul 02, 2019

Independence Day is tomorrow and there are many celebrations happening throughout the region. Below, we provide some helpful information and a list of events happening all weekend.

4th of July Fireworks

First, if you decide to stay at home and shoot off your own fireworks, be sure you know what the fireworks laws are in your city. In Virginia Beach, it’s illegal to shoot off fireworks...yes, even sparklers. So no matter what you decide to do, know what you’re getting into before you celebrate. 

Second, if you’re headed down to the Oceanfront be sure to check the traffic before you head out. There will be re-routes on I-264 eastbound beginning at 8 pm on Thursday, July 4th. 

Check out the list of events below, and be sure to click the links for more information if you decide to attend! 


Virginia Beach

  • Stars and Stripes Explosion: July 4th, at the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach; 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  
  • July 4th Celebration: July 4th at Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach; 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  


  • Fourth of July Great American Picnic and Fireworks: July 4th at Town Point Park, Norfolk; 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM. 
  • Shore Thing Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks: July 5th at Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk; 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM. 


  • Celebrate Freedom: July 3rd at Chesapeake City Part; 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  
  • Towne Place at Greenbrier 2019 Summer Concert Series: July 4th at The Towneplace at Greenbrier; 5:30 Pm - 8:00 PM. 


  • Patriotic Salute: July 4th at Afton Parkway, Portsmouth; 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM. 
  • Stars and Stripes Concert: July 4th at High Street Landing, Portsmouth; 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM. 

Newport News 

  • 4th of July Stars in the Sky: July 4th at Victory Landing Park, Newport News; 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.   

Ft. Monroe

  • Fun and Fireworks at Fort Monroe: July 5th at Fort Monroe; 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM. 


  • Suffolk Stars and Stripes Spectacular: July 4th at Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina, Suffolk; 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM.  

We hope you have a safe and wonderful Independence Day celebration! God bless America!