LIST: Rescheduled/Cancelled July 4 Celebrations in Hampton Roads and the OBX
Chesapeake – July 3 – UPDATE — This event will go on as scheduled, unless conditions deteriorate – Celebrate Freedom – Celebrate America’s Birthday! Fireworks will illuminate the night sky after sunset. Enjoy lively music and family entertainment. Bring your own chairs/blanket – Event starts at 6pm. FREE admission – $5 fee for onsite parking
Chesapeake – July 4 – UPDATE — This event has been cancelled – 34th Annual South Norfolk Parade & Picnic in the Park – Parade, entertainment, food, games, petting zoo and paddleboat rides. – Parade starts at 10am. FREE
Fort Monroe – July 4 – Fourth at the Fort – Music by the Bay summer concert, fireworks.
This year, Fort Monroe will present a new twist on Fourth of July fireworks! Instead of a traditional aerial fireworks show, a 12 minute close proximity show will be launched from the top of the fortress wall at 9:15 pm. This show, presented by Pyrotecnico of New Castle, PA, will highlight the unique features of the stone fort and offer a view of the Fort never seen before. Close proximity fireworks offer a more entertaining show and use less space. They are intended to be viewed within a close distance so that the pyrotechnics can be seen from the ground up.
Newport News – July 4 –This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5th. Same times apply. 4th of July Stars in the Sky – Victory Landing Park – 7pm-10pm – Enjoy spectacular views of the James River and dinner hot off a food vendor’s grill. Then sit back and relax with a concert by a nationally-known entertainer. As the music ends, the sky over the James River explodes into kaleidoscope of color in a spectacular fireworks show. FREE
Newport News – July 4 – 4th of July in the Abbitt Planetarium – Spirit of America – 4th of July in the Abbitt Planetarium – Spirit of America celebrates our nation and her heroes with a dazzling mix of music and laser fireworks. Shows at 5pm, 6pm,7pm, 8pm, 9pm.
Norfolk – July 4 – UPDATE — This event postponed to Saturday, July 5th – Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks – 5pm – 10pm – Leave the grilling to us on the 4th of July and bring your family and friends down to Town Point Park! Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.! FREE
Norfolk – July 4 – UPDATE — This event postponed to Saturday, July 5th - The Shore Thing Concert and Independence Day Celebration – 7pm – 10pm – Watch a concert by the Janitors and watch fireworks on the beach at 9:30 pm.
Portsmouth – July 4 – UPDATE — This event postponed to Saturday, July 5th - Independence Day Celebration – 9:30 p.m. – Fireworks light up the sky in celebration of our Nations birthday. View the fireworks from the Seawall or along Crawford Parkway. The right side of the river!
Suffolk – July 4 –UPDATE — This event has been cancelled. Fireworks have been rescheduled to July 18th as part of the TGIF concert that evening. The event will run from 6pm-9:30pm with fireworks going off at 9pm. – Stars and Stripes Spectacular – 5:30pm – 9:30pm -Bring your friends and family, beach blankets and lawn chairs, to Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina for an evening of live music, fest food and most importantly, terrific fireworks! – FREE
Surry – July 3 – UPDATE — Surry fireworks postponed to Sunday, July 6th – Fourth of July Fireworks and Entertainment – 4pm – 11pm – Celebrate the 4th with fireworks and entertainment
Virginia Beach – July 4 –Update: This event has been rescheduled to July 5th. Same times apply - 4th of July Celebration at First Landing SP – 10am – 9pm – Come out for a day full of fun events celebrating our Independence Day! All activities will begin under the big tent at the end of the main boardwalk on the beach. This fantastic day of fanfare will end with our annual fireworks display.
Virginia Beach – July 4 – Update: This event has been rescheduled to July 5th. Same times apply - July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore – 4pm -10pm – Celebrate America’s birthday and salute the military with live main stage musical entertainment, children’s activities and delicious festival foods! The night concludes with a BANG – ooh and ahh at our fabulous fireworks display that will fill the summer sky. FREE with on-site parking (fee).
Virginia Beach – July 4 – Update: This event has been rescheduled to July 5th. Same times apply – Stars and Stripes Explosion – 8pm – Close – Great music, fun in the sun, and breathtaking fireworks over the ocean! Enjoy the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Beach Chorale as they perform on a stage built right on the beach at 20th Street. FREE
Virginia Beach – July 4th –Update: This event has been rescheduled to July 5th. Same times apply – 4th of July Fireworks at Sandbridge Beach – 6:30pm – 9pm -At 6:30 pm on July 4, the annual Boat Parade will begin. The Fireworks display will start at 9:10 pm and be set off from the Mill Pond at Sand Bend Road and Back Bay Crescent. A July 5 rain date is scheduled. FREE
Williamsburg – July 4 – Independence Day Celebration at Colonial Williamsburg – 10am – 10pm – Celebrate the anniversary of the nation’s birth in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City for a vibrant and patriotic celebration. With a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, a leisurely picnic, a performance by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and a dazzling display of fireworks – you’ll want to come early and stay late into the evening. FREE
Yorktown – July 4 – Yorktown Independence Day Celebration – 9am – 9:30pm – Come to historic Yorktown and salute America along the waterfront beginning with a 9 a.m. patriotic parade on Water Street and during its evening Independence Day Celebration, featuring a bell-ringing ceremony at 7 p.m. and patriotic entertainment at 8 p.m. at Riverwalk Landing, followed by spectacular fireworks on the York River at 9:15 p.m. FREE
Yorktown – July 4-6 – Liberty Celebration at Yorktown Victory Center – Tactical drills, military exercises and role-playing demonstrations salute the anniversary of America’s independence. Visitors can see in museum galleries a rare broadside printing of America’s Declaration of Independence dating to July 1776, and during a special interpretive program, learn about the sacrifices of Americans who sought to be “free and independent” from Great Britain. $
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Avon – Cape Hatteras: July 4th Celebration Rescheduled in Avon – Due to the approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, the Avon Fireworks Committee, Avon Property Owners’ Association, Koru Village, Pyrotecnico, and Dare County have made a joint decision to reschedule the July 4th fireworks show on the Avon Fishing Pier, tentatively to Monday, July 7th at 9:00 p.m. This storm is expected to pass in close proximity of Cape Hatteras on Friday, July 4th with winds and rain that would prohibit the fireworks show from taking place. Due to the weekend turnovers with visitors coming to the island, a decision was made to postpone the fireworks show to Monday, July 7th to ensure that all residents and guests have ample time to prepare a proper celebration of Independence Day, complete with fireworks display, as planned. The Avon Fireworks Committee will reconvene on Friday, July 4th to confirm these plans after the storm has passed. Should adjustments be made to the tentative plans, there will be another press release on Friday afternoon. The Fireworks Committee and Avon Property Owners’ Association would like to thank the National Park Service, Koru Village, Dare County, Pyrotecnico, and all of the event sponsors for their flexibility, cooperation and support.
Corolla – July 4 – Independence Day Celebration – UPDATE — July 4th Fireworks display in Corolla is postponed — The 22nd Annual Independence Day Celebration in Corolla has been postponed due to weather. A date for the rescheduled event has not yet been set, but is expected to be announced at a later time. Call 252-435-2938 for more information.
Duck – July 4 – Update — This event has been cancelled – 10th Annual Duck’s Fourth of July Parade – 9am – Town of Duck 4th of July Parade and community social was named by ABC News as one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July celebrations. Join us for the 10th Annual community event featuring music, refreshments, parade trophies and more. FREE
Elizabeth City – 4th of July Celebration – July 4 – Join us for our 4th of July celebration downtown starting at 5 p.m and ending with fireworks around 9:15 p.m. over the Pasquotank River. Come see us July 4th at Waterfront Park! FREE
Kill Devil Hills – July 4 – This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5th 3rd Annual Freedom 5k, Old Glory Mile and Little Sparkler Stroller – Presented by Sun Realty. All American family and community event in the spirit of American Independence! Presented by Outer Banks Runcations. This event is hosted by the Town of Kill Devil Hills for an out/back paved course with a section of well established dirt road. FREE for spectators.
Kill Devil Hills – July 4 – This event has been rescheduled - Fireworks at the Avalon Fishing Pier – The Town of Kill Devil Hills Fireworks show will begin at dusk on the Avalon Fishing Pier located at MP 6 on the Beach Road. FREE
Manteo – UPDATE – Manteo event rescheduled — (All events rescheduled for Sunday, July 6th. Times are the same): July 4 – July 4th Celebration Music and Fireworks – Outdoor Pavilion concert at 8 p.m. Pack up the lawn chairs, blankets and picnic and bring family and friends as the nation celebrates July 4th in the Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Fireworks will be provided by the Town of Manteo beginning at 9:30 p.m. A patriotic concert will begin at 8 p.m. FREE
Manteo – July 6 – Independence Day 1850 – 10am – 4pm. Celebrate Independence Day 1850s style with Island Farm! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on our grassy lawn as we commemorate our nation’s birth with musket-fire, games and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. $6.
Nags Head – July 4 – 2014 KILLER DUNES 2-MILER & FUN RUN – Presented by the Outer Banks Running Club. Proceeds benefit Friends of Jockey’s Ridge, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, preserving, and enhancing Jockey’s Ridge State Park. FREE for spectators.
Nags Head – July 4 – July 4th Fireworks in Nags Head – The Town of Nags Head Fireworks show will begin at 9:25 p.m. on the Nags Head Fishing Pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. FREE
NAGS HEAD – The Town of Nags Head’s Fireworks Spectacular, originally scheduled for Friday, July 4, has been moved to Saturday, July 5 at 9:25 pm. The fireworks will be shot off from Nags Head Pier, as originally planned.