Celebrate July 4th Around Town

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM | Posted By: Mira Roberts
Celebrate July 4th Around Town

America's birthday is one of our favorite holidays of the year, and not just because it usually features barbeques and beach weather. We're proud to be American, and, every day, we're grateful for our freedom, our independence and those who work to defend and protect us.

When July 4th rolls around, we have so many reasons to celebrate. And, living in Coastal Virginia, we have so many ways to celebrate. Whether you prefer an all-American style picnic with thousands of locals beside the Elizabethe River waterfront, or a one-of-kind laser show set to classic American rock inside the Virginia Living Museum, you can ring in the 4th in exactly the way that suits you best.

This year, gather your family, friends and/or coworkers, and head out to celebrate independence and this beautiful country we live in at any one of these exciting, local 4th of July events. We hope to see you there!

Colonial Williamsburg Independence Day Celebration
Expect "Food, Fanfare and Fireworks" at Colonial Williamsburg's spectacular July 4th weekend celebration. Beginning Friday, July 1, visitors can expect guided tours, re-enactments, live music, marching bands, games, canon firings, food vendors and a marvelous firework display over the Palace Green.

Spirit of America Laser Show
Not into the outdoors, or avoiding rainy weather? Head straight to the Virginia Living Museum's cool and covered theater for an extraordinary laser show that will wow your entire family. This patriotic laser show is set to America-inspired rock-n-roll music. A perfect event for people of all ages, expect a truly unique 4th of July experience.

4th of July Stars in the Sky
At Victory Landing Park, overlooking the beautiful James River, expect to see an estimated 30,000 people come to celebrate our nation's birthday with food vendors, live music and a kaleidoscope of spectacular fireworks after sundown. The waterfront view and cool breezes will complement the beautiful landscape and make for a lovely evening spent with friends and family.

Annual 4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks Presented by AT&T
Pack up the family or your favorite group of friends and head to Norfolk's Town Point Park at 5 PM on July 4th for traditional, all-American fare, live music and a truly amazing fireworks display after sundown. They'll be grilling up your favorite hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeque and corn on the cob, and serving watermelon, fresh lemonade and local seafood, so pack a chair or a blanket, spread out on the lawn and enjoy good food and great company.

July 4th at Fort Monroe
On Monday, July 4th, take the entire family to historic Fort Monroe for family friendly activities, a light show, access to the beach, live music, fireworks, food vendors and more. Bring your beach chair and pack a picnic, or sprawl out on a blanket and taste delcious local fare from your favorite vendors.



About the Author

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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