We are lucky to live in the vibrant 7 cities of Hampton Roads, which gives us many opportunities to celebrate America’s Birthday. Of course, we have the Colonial landmarks of Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg if you want a historical, authentic celebration. But where do we think is the best place to watch fireworks in Hampton Roads? From your boat, of course!!
Our Operations Department will be open until 11pm so you can enjoy the festivities and get your boat home safe.
Here are some suggestions on where to go this 4th of July weekend:
Celebrate Freedom Concert at Chesapeake’ Lakeside City Park, Event starts at 5pm, and fireworks begin at 9:15. The event is free, with a parade, paddleboat rides, live entertainment, face painting, inflatables, games, food trucks and more.
33rd Annual 4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk.
Enjoy an All-American Cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, bbq, seafood, corn on the cob, watermelon and more! Relax in the park, and watch the sky light up at 9:30 with these iconic fireworks.
Fireworks at Mt Trashmore in Virginia Beach is always a great event.
The event starts at 4, and ends with a bang at 10pm. There will be live music, food, drinks and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the area. Onsite parking is $5; the event is free.
Stars & Stripes Explosion at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Live music throughout the afternoon with fireworks over the ocean at 9:30.
Fourth at the Fort, Fort Monroe, Hampton.
Enjoy a day on Outlook Beach, free admission to the Casemate Museum, music from the US Fleet Four Star Ensemble at 7:30, and fireworks at 9:15. This is free and open to the public, with food and drinks available.
Stars in the Sky over the James River at Victory Landing Park in Newport News.
Enjoy a day of food, drinks, rides & crafts for the kids.
Independence Day Fireworks at Portside Park in Portsmouth.
Fireworks begin at 9pm, after a concert from the Tidewater Concert Band at 6:30.
Stars & Stripes Spectacular
Music by Affirmative Grove, food, drinks and fireworks at 9:00 at Constant’s Wharf Park in Suffolk.
Yorktown Independence Day Celebration begins with a parade on Water Street at 9am.
There’s a bell-ringing ceremony at 7, live music at 8, and a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15. Watch from the York River or Riverwalk Landing.
Historic Colonial Williamsburg Independence Celebration.
If you’re looking for a more historical day, Williamsburg is full of colonial style festivities. A salute to the states at 10 a.m. followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Hear performances by the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums and The Jangling Reinharts. There’s a come-and-go as you please buffet dinner at the Williamsburg Lodge, fireworks at 9:20, and reserved seating is included. Tickets available online, $85 for adults and $55 for children ages 6–12. Free parking available.