You and your whole family can spend Independence Day at Fort Monroe! Family fun activities will be offered in the Wherry Quarter of Fort Monroe. Added to our usual popular attractions and special events this year, Pyrotecnico of New Castle, PA will present a close proximity light show at 9:15 pm on fortress wall. During the day, you can visit the beaches and Engineer Wharf Fishing Pier. City of Hampton lifeguards will be on duty from 10 am – 6 pm. Then stop by the Casemate Museum to explore the military history of Fort Monroe and gather your Fort Monroe National Monument Junior Ranger program information and Passport stamps. Before the light show, bring your lawn chair, picnic basket, and blanket to Wherry Quarter of Fort Monroe at 6:30 pm and enjoy the smooth sounds of the USAF Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Ensemble. At 8 pm the Music by the Bay Summer Concert continues with a performance from USAF Heritage of America Concert Band and capped off with a Air Force flyover before the fireworks at 9:15 pm. Food vendors will be onsite. Visit fmauthoritiy.com for a detail listing of activities and events.