Happy Fourth!

fireworksEveryone is invited to Williamsburg for the holiday weekend!  Independence Day offers us the chance to celebrate our country’s freedom by participating in special events and taking in fantastic fireworks displays. 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.

Below are the activities happening in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas on the Fourth:

Fireworks Viewing

  • Colonial Williamsburg: Market Square or Palace Green & Throughout the Historic Area.
  • Fireworks display over the York River in Historic Yorktown
  • Busch Gardens: Star Spangled Nights July 3 through August 10, 4th fireworks from July 3rd – 5th
  • Virginia Living Museum: (Planetarium)
  • Two Rivers Country Club

Other 4th of July Activities

  •  8 a.m. Yorktown Independence Day 8K Run and 5k Walk at York High school.
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Liberty Celebration at the Yorktown Victory Center (goes through the 6th).
  • 9 a.m. Parade on Water Street with Live Music – Yorktown U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Band.
  • 10 a.m. Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums with musket and cannon salutes behind the courthouse.
  • 12 p.m. Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Colonial Williamsburg at the courthouse.
  • 5 p.m. Gates open for Danielle Bradbery (2013 winner of The Voice) at the Lake Matoaka Amphitheater, show starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. Sounds of Liberty Bell Ringing Ceremony at the Riverwalk Landing Stage in Yorktown.
  • 8 p.m. United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (Dixie Band) – Riverwalk Landing Stage.