4th of July Around Town

By Laura Faison on Jun 15, 2015

Who doesn’t enjoy celebrating Independence Day?  It’s all about fireworks, BBQs, sparklers and celebration!.  Even better, Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year which means you don’t have to take the next day to recover from your July 4th festivities!  We’ve put together a list of celebrations going on in your area and have added a little tidbit of information called “Best for” which will help guide you on which activity will be best suited for you.

Coastal Virginia

Lakeside Park

july 1


Best for those with small children to entertain

Saturday July 4th 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: Free

Parade, entertainment, food, games and paddleboat rides



Abbitt Planetarium

July 2


Newport News

Best for those who prefer to celebrate July 4th indoors

Saturday July 4th 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Cost: $6.00

Patriotic laser show in the Virginia Living Museum’s theater.



Stars and Stripes Explosion

July 3

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Best for people who don’t mind crowds and enjoy romantic walks on the beach

Saturday July 4th all day

Cost: Free



Liberty Celebration

July 4

Yorktown Victory Center

Best for history nerds and fans of 18th century fashion (don’t laugh; I’m one of them!)

Saturday July 4th – Sunday July 5th 9:00am – 6:00pm

Cost: $9.75 for adults, $5.50 ages 6-12



Central Virginia


4th of July Jubilee

July 5

Wintergreen Resort

Best for those who prefer ski resorts during the off-season

Friday July 3rd – Sunday July 5th

Cost: Varies with each event



Independence Day Celebration and Artillery Demonstration

July 6

Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Best for those not afraid of civil war reenactments

Saturday July 4th 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: Adults $12.50, Child $7.50



Fireworks on the James

July 7

Brown’s Island Downtown Richmond

Best for those who don’t like celebrating Independence Day on Independence Day even when actual Independence Day falls on a Saturday!.

Friday July 3rd 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Cost: Free



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