Preparations Underway for July Holiday

Fourth of July celebrations are taking place around the region. Honoring Independence Day is an easy task in Virginia and all over Hampton Roads, where the history of the region stands as a constant reminder of the American Revolution. Hopefully, you will have a festive weekend wherever you are.

You are invited to celebrate with us!

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Williamsburg – Virginia’s colonial capital offers one of the best imaginable backdrops for an American Independence Day celebration. It lasts all day and into the evening with many special events throughout Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area. The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums will play a salute to the original 13 states at 10 a.m. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon, a concert by the Fifes and Drums at 5:30 p.m., an 8 p.m. concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Governor’s Palace Green, and a grand old fireworks display at 9:20 p.m. Visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.

Newport News – Their annual “Stars in the Sky” event downtown is another good one with the U.S. Air Force Heritage Band of America performing popular and patriotic music  from 7 – 9:30 p.m. when the fireworks display over the James River begins.

Yorktown – Fireworks will be launched from a barge in the York River, along the Yorktown waterfront. To kick off the evening’s festivities, the Sounds of the Liberty Bell Ringing Ceremony will start at 7 p.m.

Please remember and honor the courage and sacrifice of our military men and women, past and present. We express our heartfelt gratitude and are blessed to live in a country marked by freedom and prosperity. May you and your family and friends have a safe and happy Independence Day.