Celebrate Independence Day in Hampton Roads: July 4 Events Guide

The Hampton Roads region is gearing up for an unforgettable Independence Day with events spanning from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach. Here’s your comprehensive guide to the best celebrations across the area.


Williamsburg is known for its rich history, and July 4th is the perfect time to experience it. The festivities include:

  • Colonial Williamsburg’s Independence Day Celebration: Enjoy a day full of patriotic festivities with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances, and a grand fireworks display at night. Location: 101 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185. More info at Colonial Williamsburg.
  • Fourth of July Fireworks at Busch Gardens: Spend the day riding thrilling roller coasters and stay for a spectacular fireworks show in the evening. Location: 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185. More info at Busch Gardens.


Chesapeake’s family-friendly festivities make for a great holiday:

  • Chesapeake’s 4th of July Celebration: Held at Chesapeake City Park, this event features live entertainment, food vendors, and an impressive fireworks show. Location: 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320. More info at Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism.


Hampton combines historical significance and festive fun for the Fourth:

  • Hampton 4th of July Celebration: Enjoy a day at Mill Point Park with live music, food vendors, and a spectacular fireworks show over the Hampton River. Location: 100 Eaton St, Hampton, VA 23669. More info at Visit Hampton.

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight’s rural charm provides a picturesque setting for Independence Day:

  • Isle of Wight County Fairgrounds Fireworks: Celebrate with live music, local food, and a fireworks display at the fairgrounds. Location: 21311 Courthouse Hwy, Windsor, VA 23487. More info at Isle of Wight County.

New Kent County

New Kent County offers a peaceful yet festive atmosphere for July 4th:

  • New Kent County Independence Day Celebration: Enjoy a day filled with community parades, local food vendors, and an impressive fireworks display at dusk. Location: New Kent Courthouse, 12007 Courthouse Cir, New Kent, VA 23124. More info at New Kent County.

Newport News

Newport News has something for everyone this Fourth of July:

  • Fourth of July Stars in the Sky: Head to Victory Landing Park for a family-friendly event featuring live music, food vendors, and a breathtaking fireworks show over the James River. Location: 50 25th St, Newport News, VA 23607. More info at Newport News Parks & Recreation.


Norfolk combines history and modern festivities for a memorable July 4th:

  • Norfolk Tides Baseball and Fireworks: Catch a Tides game at Harbor Park followed by a fireworks extravaganza. Location: 150 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510. More info at Norfolk Tides.
  • Town Point Park 4th of July Celebration: Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, and a waterfront fireworks show at Town Point Park. Location: 113 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510. More info at Festevents.


Poquoson offers a warm community celebration for Independence Day:

  • Poquoson 4th of July Fireworks: Enjoy an evening at the Municipal Park with live music, food trucks, and a fireworks show to cap off the night. Location: 830 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson, VA 23662. More info at Poquoson Parks & Recreation.


Portsmouth’s vibrant waterfront hosts a fantastic Fourth of July celebration:

  • Portsmouth 4th of July Fireworks: Head to the waterfront for a night of live music and a spectacular fireworks display over the Elizabeth River. Location: 1 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704. More info at Visit Portsmouth.


Smithfield’s small-town charm makes for a cozy July 4th celebration:

  • Smithfield 4th of July Fireworks: Head to Clontz Park for an evening of music, food, and a beautiful fireworks show over the Pagan River. Location: 400 N Church St, Smithfield, VA 23430. More info at Genuine Smithfield.


Suffolk’s charming community offers a delightful Independence Day experience:

  • Stars and Stripes Spectacular: Held at Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina, this event includes live music, family activities, and a dazzling fireworks display over the Nansemond River. Location: 110 E Constance Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434. More info at Visit Suffolk.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach’s oceanfront comes alive with patriotic spirit:

  • July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore: Enjoy a full day of activities including live music, delicious food, and one of the largest fireworks displays in the region. Location: 310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. More info at Mount Trashmore.
  • Stars and Stripes Explosion: This event features multiple live performances along the beach and a fantastic fireworks show visible from almost anywhere on the boardwalk. Location: Virginia Beach Boardwalk. More info at Visit Virginia Beach.


Yorktown offers a scenic backdrop for its Independence Day celebrations:

  • Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration: The day kicks off with a patriotic parade along Water Street, followed by a bell-ringing ceremony, live performances, and a stunning fireworks display over the York River. Location: 331 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690. More info at York County Tourism.

Charles City

Charles City’s Independence Day events are perfect for families:

  • Charles City Fourth of July Celebration: This event features a parade, family-friendly activities, and a grand fireworks finale. Location: Charles City Courthouse, 10780 Courthouse Rd, Charles City, VA 23030. More info at Charles City County.


No matter where you are in the Hampton Roads region, there’s an Independence Day celebration waiting for you. From historical reenactments and patriotic parades to live music and stunning fireworks, this July 4th promises to be one to remember.

For more information on local events and real estate opportunities in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas, contact John Womeldorf, Mr. Williamsburg, at 757-254-8136, via email at [email protected], or visit mrwilliamsburg.com. Happy Independence Day!

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