July 4 Celebrations in Hampton Roads and the OBX

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-02 16:11:39-04

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Hampton Roads:

Chesapeake – July 3 – Celebrate Freedom – Celebrate America’s Birthday! Fireworks will illuminate the night sky after sunset. Enjoy children’s activities and family entertainment. Bring your own chairs/blanket. (no pop-up tents permitted). FREE

Chesapeake – July 4 – 4th of July Celebration at Lakeside Park – Parade, entertainment, food, games and paddleboat rides. FREE

Fort Monroe – July 4 – Fourth at the Fort – Music by the Bay summer concert, fireworks. FREE for active duty service, veterans.

Newport News – July 4 – 4th of July in the Abbitt Planetarium – Spirit of America – 4th of July in the Abbitt Planetarium – Spirit of America celebrates our nation and her heroes with a dazzling mix of music and laser fireworks.

Newport News – July 4 – 4th of July Stars in the Sky – Enjoy spectacular views of the James River and dinner hot off a food vendor’s grill. Then sit back and relax with a concert by a nationally-known entertainer. As the music ends, the sky over the James River explodes into kaleidoscope of color in a spectacular fireworks show. FREE

Norfolk – July 4 – Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks – Leave the grilling to us on the 4th of July and bring your family and friends down to Town Point Park from 5pm-10pm! FREE

Suffolk – July 4 – Stars and Stripes Spectacular – Bring your friends and family, beach blankets and lawn chairs, to Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina for an evening of live music, fest food and most importantly, terrific fireworks! FREE

Surry – July 4 – Fourth of July Bonfire – Enjoy a bonfire on the beach in celebration of Independence Day!

Virginia Beach – July 4 – 4th of July Celebration at First Landing SP – All activities under the big tent at the end of the main boardwalk on the beach. This fantastic day of fanfare will end with our annual fireworks display.

Virginia Beach – July 4 – July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore – Celebrate America’s birthday and salute the military with live main stage musical entertainment, children’s activities and delicious festival foods! The night concludes with a BANG – ooh and ahh at our fabulous fireworks display that will fill the summer sky. FREE with on-site parking (fee).

Virginia Beach – July 4 – Stars and Stripes Explosion – Great music, fun in the sun, and breathtaking fireworks over the ocean! Enjoy the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Beach Chorale as they perform on a stage built right on the beach at 20th Street. FREE

Williamsburg – July 4 – Independence Day Celebration at Colonial Williamsburg – Celebrate the anniversary of the nation’s birth in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City for a vibrant and patriotic celebration. With a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, a leisurely picnic, a performance by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra featuring the talented JoAnn Falletta, and a dazzling display of fireworks – you’ll want to come early and stay late into the evening. FREE

Yorktown – July 4 – Yorktown Independence Day Celebration – Red, white, blue and you! Come to historic Yorktown and salute America along the waterfront beginning with a 9 a.m. patriotic parade on Water Street and during its evening Independence Day Celebration, featuring a bell-ringing ceremony at 7 p.m. and patriotic entertainment at 8 p.m. at Riverwalk Landing, followed by spectacular fireworks on the York River at 9:15 p.m. FREE

Yorktown – July 4-6 – Liberty Celebration – Liberty Celebration at the Yorktown Victory Center features tactical drills, military exercises and role-playing demonstrations salute the anniversary of America’s independence.

Yorktown – July 4-6 – Liberty Celebration at Yorktown Victory Center – Tactical drills, military exercises and role-playing demonstrations salute the anniversary of America’s independence. Visitors can see in museum galleries a rare broadside printing of America’s Declaration of Independence dating to July 1776, and during a special interpretive program, learn about the sacrifices of Americans who sought to be “free and independent” from Great Britain. $
OUTER BANKS and NE N. Carolina:

Corolla – July 4 – Independence Day Celebration – Enjoy food, fun activities, fabulous music, and find a place for your blankets and chairs to settle in for the best fireworks on the Outer Banks! Fireworks begin at dusk. Admission and Parking are free! Sponsored by the Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism. FREE

Duck – July 4 – 9th Annual Duck’s Fourth of July Parade – Town of Duck 4th of July Parade and community social was named by ABC News as one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July celebrations. Join us for the 9th Annual community event featuring music, refreshments, parade trophies and more. FREE

Elizabeth City – 4th of July Celebration – July 4 – Join us for our 4th of July celebration downtown starting at 5 p.m and ending with fireworks around 9:15 p.m. over the Pasquotank River. We will have many activities such as corn hole, watermelon eating contests, bucket pong,sack races, and plenty of bounce houses for the kiddos. Come see us July 4th at Waterfront Park! FREE

Manteo – July 4 – July 4th Celebration Music and Fireworks – Outdoor Pavilion concert at 8 p.m. Pack up the lawn chairs, blankets and picnic and bring family and friends as the nation celebrates July 4th in the Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Fireworks will be provided by the Town of Manteo beginning at 9:30 p.m. A patriotic concert will begin at 8 p.m. FREE

Manteo – July 4 – Independence Day 1850 – 10am – 4pm. Celebrate Independence Day 1850s style with Island Farm! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on our grassy lawn as we commemorate our nation’s birth with musket-fire, games and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. $6.

Kill Devil Hills – July 4 – 2nd Annual Freedom 5k, Old Glory Mile and Little Sparkler Stroller – Presented by Sun Realty. All American family and community event in the spirit of American Independence! Presented by Outer Banks Runcations. This event is hosted by the Town of Kill Devil Hills for an out/back paved course with a section of well established dirt road. FREE for spectators.

Nags Head – July 4 – 2013 KILLER DUNES 2-MILER & FUN RUN – Presented by the Outer Banks Running Club. Proceeds benefit Friends of Jockey’s Ridge, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, preserving, and enhancing Jockey’s Ridge State Park. FREE for spectators.

Avon – July 4 – 4th of July Fireworks at the Avon Fishing Pier – Celebrate 4th of July on Hatteras Island with fireworks at the Avon Pier. Tune to 95.9 FM from 9-10pm to hear the live broadcast of the Fireworks. FREE.

Avon – July 4 – Fourth of July Party with Kirsten Thein and Band – This event will also feature food and live performances by the Pickle Mamas who specialize in fire throwing and hula hooping. Don’t forget the fireworks show at the Avon Pier! FREE

Manteo – July 4 – Town of Manteo 4th of July Celebration – 3pm – 7pm. Tshombe Selby sings the National Anthem. Performances by The Lost Colony Choir, Echos of Heritage, Rhythm-n-Grooves, Old Enough to Know Better. Bake your favorite apple pie recipe and enter it in the contest. Other contests include Wacky Hats and best decorated bike. FREE.

Nags Head – July 4 – July 4th Fireworks Spectacular in Nags Head – The Town of Nags Head will host, in conjunction with the Nags Head Fishing Pier and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:25 p.m. on the ocean pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. The fireworks display will last approximately 25 minutes. FREE

Kill Devil Hills – July 4 – Celebrate Freedom – Celebrate Freedom at the Ocean View Baptist Church Thursday July 4th, 11am – 3pm. Live music, games, food and more. Water slide, snow cones, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. See the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department Fire Engine and smoke training trailer. FREE