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Spend your Independence Day celebrating at a Virginia festival. From car shows and ice cream socials to concerts and community picnics, these events will have you singing like Lee Greenwood before the day is done!
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Yorktown - Jul 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. $
Chesapeake - Jul 4 - 4th of July Celebration at Lakeside Park - Parade, entertainment, food, games and paddleboat rides. FREE
Newport News - Jul 4 - 4th of July Stars in the Sky - 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
Norfolk - Jul 4 - Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks - Leave the grilling to us on the 4th of July and bring your family and friends down to Town Point Park from 5pm-10pm! FREE
Virginia Beach - Jul 4 - July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore - 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 - Jul 4 - Stars and Stripes Explosion - 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
Culpeper - Jul 4 - Culpeper Downtown Independence Day Car and Bike Show - The show starts at 10:00 am and is FREE to spectators. The show includes custom, classic, hot rod, cars and trucks, as well as antiques and motorcycles. This exciting day to includes a live DJ, fabulous giveaways, and great food.
Fairfax - Jul 4 - City of Fairfax Independence Day Evening Show - Join us for musical entertainment performed by the City of Fairfax Band and other top groups. Following the rousing sounds of the 1812 Overture the skies will light up to celebrate with a spectacular fireworks display. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, there is food available to purchase, entertainment and children's activities are FREE.
Port Royal - Jul 4 - Independence Day in Historic Port Royal - Celebrate July 4th colonial style! Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Watch 18th century dancing and listen to patriotic music. Take a free surrey ride around town and so much more! FREE
Mount Vernon - Jul 4 - An American Celebration at Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon salutes our first commander-in-chief with a dazzling display of daytime fireworks! Visitors will be treated to smoke fireworks in patriotic colors fired over the Potomac River. The event also includes a naturalization ceremony for new citizens, military reenactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last), and "General and Mrs. Washington." $
Sterling - Jul 4 - Old Time 4th of July Celebration - Celebrate an old fashioned 4th of July set in the park's historic area. Activities include pony and wagon rides, a pie eating contest, crafts, an amazing reptile show, and nature exhibits. Tour the historic Lanesville Ordinary and see displays at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum. Enjoy live music and food vendors. FREE
The Plains - Jul 4 - 4th of July Celebration at Great Meadow - Stick pony races, face painting, petting zoos, helicopter displays and demonstrations, rocketry launches, polo matches, and more! All activities included with admission. $
Bedford - Jul 4 - Celebrate Independence Day - Visit the National D-Day Memorial on Independence Day. Tours will be offered throughout the day. Regular fees apply. Fireworks by the City of Bedford can be viewed from the Bedford Welcome Center, the Farmers Market or Liberty Lake Park. The display begins at dusk.
Wintergreen - Jul 4 - July Jubilee at Wintergreen Resort - The holiday weekend is packed with fun-filled activities, including chairlift rides, live music, a day at the lake, a family movie under the stars, and the annual Arts & Crafts Show. See fireworks light up the mountain sky on July 4. $
Onancock - Jul 3 - Patriotic Band Concert & Ice Cream Social - The Accomack Community Band dishes up patriotic, toe-tapping tunes, while the Onancock Business & Civic Association dishes out ice cream at the Onancock Town Square. Painting station for the kids. Free ice cream to everyone! Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.
Ridgeway - Jul 4 - Martinsville Speedway Celebration - Join us at Martinsville Speedway for a fun, exciting and unique July 4th Independence Day Celebration. This event is FREE. Children's rides will be open from 5-11:30 pm. Once you've enjoyed the carnival rides, gotten your belly full, won a few prizes and listened to exceptional music, grab a chair, let down the tailgate and wait for the largest fireworks show in the area to begin.
Lexington - Jul 3-5 - 16th Annual Balloon Rally and 4th of July Celebration - Visitors seeking a breathtaking trip may purchase balloon rides for the mornings and evenings of July 3rd and 4th, and again for the morning of July 5th. Tethered balloon rides will also be available at 7:30 p.m. on July 3rd and 4th. There will be barbeque chicken dinners and musical entertainment available both evenings, an antique car display,a beautiful balloon glow at dusk on Tuesday, and a spectacular fireworks display on Wednesday. FREE
Harrisonburg - Jul 4 - Valley 4th - This Independence Day festival for families and the community has something for people of all ages to enjoy. The day begins with the reading of the Declaration of Independence and is followed by walking tours, festival games, a pie eating contest, a patriotic parade along Main Street, live bands performing throughout the day and ending with a fireworks display over Court Square. FREE
Stephens City - Jul 4 - Fourth of July at Sherando Park - Join us for an evening at the park with live music, food, and fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July! FREE
Strasburg - Jul 4 - July 4th Strasburg Style - Before the sun even starts to set, bring a picnic and enjoy the children's activity area and free music concert. After the sunlight fades behind North Mountain the pyrotechnic display begins.
Abingdon - Jul 4 - Abingdon 4th of July Celebration - Spend your 4th of July at the Coomes Recreation Center; enjoy swimming, music, food and family fun. Fireworks at 9:45pm. FREE
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