Fourth of July closings

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-04 10:01:58-04

July 4 Celebrations in Hampton Roads and the OBX

July 4 Fireworks in Hampton Roads and the OBX

Virginia Beach

City of Virginia Beach July 4 Operating Schedule


The Norfolk Circuit Court will be closed on Friday, July 5.

City of Norfolk offices, facilties, to close July 4 and July 5


In honor of Independence Day, all City of Chesapeake offices, courts, libraries, and community centers will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

Most trash and recycling collection schedules will not be affected by the holiday closing. Collections will be made as usual on July 4 in all regular areas except sections of South Norfolk where the annual July 4 parade will take place.

The areas generally bordered by Bainbridge Boulevard, Poindexter Street, and the railroad tracks running south and east of Seaboard Avenue will have their trash collected on Friday, July 5. Residents in the affected areas will receive a mailing from the City and are asked to place their containers at the curb late on Thursday for Friday collection.

Normal operating hours for all facilities will resume on July 5. If you have any further questions, please call the Customer Contact Center at 382-CITY or visit


Click here for information on the City of Hampton


City of Williamsburg information page


In observance of Independence Day, Suffolk City offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Normal operations will resume Friday, July 5, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

The city observes all state-designated holidays. Independence Day is considered a holiday for the Commonwealth of Virginia and all State offices are closed on this day.

The Suffolk Division of Tourism Visitor Center will remain open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

All Suffolk City Libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2013.

The Suffolk Art Gallery will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2013.

All Suffolk Parks & Recreation joint use recreation facilities will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2013. All Planet Recreation programs and sites will be closed on July 4th, including the Booker T. Washington, Creekside, Mack Benn Jr., Northern Shores, Oakland and Whaleyville Recreation Centers.

East Suffolk Recreation Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Cypress Park Pool will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Suffolk’s four major parks – Lone Star Lakes, Constant’s Wharf, Sleepy Hole,
and Bennett’s Creek will remain open Thursday, July 4, 2013; however, no park attendant will be on duty.

The Suffolk Executive Airport will remain open on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Waste Management

Suffolk Public Works Department will pick up trash on the following schedule: Thursday’s Route on Friday and Friday’s Route on Saturday. TFC Recycling will follow the same schedule with a one-day delay on service Thursday and Friday. Suffolk Public Works Department reminds you that trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. For more information on refuse collection, please call Public Works at 514-7630.

The Southeastern Public Safety Authority (SPSA) Transfer Station in Suffolk will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2013. The Regional Landfill will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013.


City of Portsmouth to Observe July 4 Holiday and July 5

The municipal offices of the City of Portsmouth, including Portsmouth Public Library and all city recreation centers, will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4 and on Friday, July 5.

There will be no garbage or bulk collection on Thursday, July 4. All Thursday routes will be collected one day early on Wednesday, July 3.

Trash and bulk will be collected on a normal schedule on Friday, July 5.

For more information about trash or bulk collection, please call the Division of Waste Management at 393-8663.

The Portsmouth Visitor Center, located at 6 Crawford Parkway, will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call 757-393-5111.

Portsmouth Museums

The Children’s Museum of Virginia, located at 221 High Street, will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit

The Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, and Lightship PORTSMOUTH will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please visit these websites for more information: and Also, these three museums offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day 2013 as participants of the Blue Star Families program. For more information about the program, visit:

Portsmouth Parks

The Portsmouth Splash Park and the Cavalier Manor Pool will be closed on July 4 and July 5. All other public parks and Pokey Smokey II at Portsmouth City Park will be open from dawn to dusk.

The Links Golf Course, located at 140 City Park Avenue, will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call 465-2935.

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, located at 1 Bide-A-Wee Lane, will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, call 393-8600 or visit:

Newport News

Newport News city offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

North Carolina

Elizabeth City

The Outer Banks of North Carolina

Duck, North Carolina closing information

Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe – Road Closures:

The following roads will be closed at 5:30 p.m. on July 4:

• From the intersection of Fenwick Road and Ingalls Road to Griffith Road, Fenwick Road.

• Bernard Road will be closed to the public for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

• Residents with appropriate passes will have access through North Gate and Main Gate only.

• Ruckman Road, North Gate and Main Gate.

At 9 p.m., no inbound access will be allowed on to Fort Monroe until fireworks have ended and traffic exiting the Fort has cleared.

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