Visit Newport News on Independence Day to experience 4th of July Stars in the Sky! The event begins at 7 p.m. at Victory Landing Park, located at the end of 23rd Street, on the James River. Enjoy strolling entertainers, free children’s rides (including a giant slide, moon
No need to plan dinner at home since food vendors will be on site to sell a variety of items, ranging from hot dogs and hamburgers to funnel cakes and frozen treats!
The USAF Heritage of America Band, “The Blue Aces,” will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. “The Blue Aces” is known for its diverse mix of today’s hits, throwback classics, and a bit of everything in between! With a lead singer, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and audio engineer, this band of six has a true Americana sound.
In the event of inclement weather, such as rain or high winds, updates will be available on an after-hours phone recording at 757-926-1400; on the websites www.nnva.gov/parks-and-recreation and www.nnparks.com; on Twitter at
To attend, take Exit 6 from Interstate 664 to 26th Street, turn left onto Huntington Avenue, and then turn right on 23rd Street. Free parking is available at the Newport News City Hall parking lot and designated non-restricted public parking spaces in the downtown area.
For additional locations within Coastal Virginia to view fireworks displays, see below:
Celebrate Freedom Concert
July 3: Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake. 757-382-6411.
Fourth at the Fort
July 4: Watch the fireworks over Fort Monroe starting at 9:15 p.m. Fort Monroe, Hampton. 757-637-7778
4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks
July 4: Watch as the sky lights up with the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Town Point Park, Norfolk. 757- 441-2345
Independence Day Fireworks
July 4: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. over the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth. Viewing spots along Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth. 757-393-5111
Stars and Stripes Spectacular
July 4: See the fireworks at 9 pm at Constant’s Wharf Park, Suffolk. 757-514-7250
July 4: Fireworks start at 9:30 pm at Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach. 757-385-2990
July 4: A fireworks show over the Atlantic starts at 9:30 p.m. Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia Beach. 757-491-786
Yorktown Independence Day Celebration
July 4: Fireworks on the York River