There is no better place to watch Independence Day Fireworks than from the comfort of your boat.

Here are a few great spots for boaters in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area to watch the sky explode with color on our country’s birthday!!

July 4th Stars and Stripes Explosion at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

From 8:00pm-9:30pm, performances by Symphonicity (the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach) with the Virginia Beach Chorale will perform on the 20th Street Stage.  The show segues into a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30pm!

AT&T Great American Picnic & Fireworks at Town Point Park, Norfolk

Fireworks start along the Elizabeth River at 9:30 pm between the skylines of Downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth.  Anchor out in the water, enjoy the music and fireworks show.
For more information, go to or call 441-2345.

Fort Monroe Fireworks

Historic Fort Monroe will have a “close proximity” fireworks starting at 9:15pm with the US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble.  For details, go to

Yorktown Independence Day Celebration

At 9:15, Fireworks wrap up a day long celebration at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown.    Festivities include a parade, 5K run, arts and crafts, kids’ games, pony rides, a classic car show, live entertainment, and food.  At 8 pm there will be a patriotic concert by the Fife and Drums