Concerts By the Lake
7 PM - 10 PM
The Mariners' Museum
Bring a blanket and the children as you enjoy live music, activities, and food and beverages on the front lawn of The Mariners' Museum.
Classic Craft: the Bill Hoover Collection
10 AM - 5 PM
Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center
Continues until Sept. 3 Classic Craft is an extraordinary exhibition of never-before-seen vintage boats. $3 or free with Nauticus admission. Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, Waterside Drive (N) 664-1400 or www.nauticus.org
Duck's 4th of July Parade
9 AM - 1 PM
Duck’s eighth annual Fourth of July Parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., with a community social following at the Duck Town Park featuring music by Ruth Wyand, refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies. Please plan to come early to get the best parade viewing spot. For more information or to register an entry for the parade: visit townofduck.com.
Free Summer Concert Series: The Deloreans
5PM - 9 PM
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
This week catch The Deloreans, an all 80’s group that has been named "America's Favorite 80's Showband!” The Deloreans will take you back in time as you relive all your favorite 80’s hits. Join us for this special July 4th celebration on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza! For more about The Deloreans and to see a complete “Ynot Wednesdays?” Series schedule, visit www.sandlercenter.org/ynotwednesdays
10 AM - 5 PM
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Enjoy craft demonstrations, musical performances, games, military drill, food and fun! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum in collaboration with the Portsmouth Museums. As with all our First Saturday programs, admission will be FREE to both the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship
Cradock's 94th annual Patriotic Salute & Children's Bike Parade
8:30 AM - 2 PM
Gazebo Afton Square
Stars & Stripes Explosion
8 PM - 11 PM
Virginia Beach Oceanfront at the 17th, 24th, 31st Street
The outdoor celebration Stars and Stripes Explosion – featuring Symphonicity and the Virginia Beach Chorale, a Michael Jackson tribute band and more – will be Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at the 17th, 24th, 31st Street parks with a main stage on the sand at 20th Street. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. For complete schedule, visit www.beachstreetusa.com.
Independence Day Celebration
10 AM - 10 PM
"Salute to the States" featuring Colonial Williamsburg's Fifes and Drums with musket and cannon salutes (10 a.m.), "Reading of the Declaration of Independence" (noon), Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs (8 p.m.), fireworks (9:30 p.m.) and more, Colonial Williamsburg. Contact: (800) 447-8679
Kayak at Munden Point Park
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Munden Point Park
Paddle along the North Landing River with a kayak (or canoe) rental from Munden Point Park. Rentals are available year-round for $10 per hour. For more information about any of these programs, email email@example.com or call 385-4461
10 AM - 9 PM
Chrysler Art Museum
This is a show celebrating masterpieces of contemporary African-American art, and it presents an excellent opportunity to learn more about some of the top artists working in America today.
4th of July Celebration
10 AM - 4 PM
Parade, music, food, children's activities and more. Music by My Two Cents. Chesapeake, VA 23324
Event Bike Nights has been created.
4 PM - 7 PM
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Bring your bikes, helmets and family or friends out to Norfolk Botanical Garden and pedal through the petals.
Norfolk Botanical Garden is home to 12 miles of pedestrian pathways. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. they are open to bikers! Regular Garden admission applies.
30th Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks
5 PM - 10 PM
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, VA
Start your 4th of July Celebration off early with a BANG! On Friday, June 29, 2012 from 6pm -10 pm, celebrate our Nation’s birthday at Ocean View Beach Park! This Patriotic beach party is sure to jump-start the weekend with family fun that includes great music, food, beverages, children's activities and more! Dance to live music by Atlantic Groove starting at 6pm and experience a spectacular fireworks display over the Chesapeake Bay at 9:30pm.
For more information about both events, including hours, park regulations, parking and surrounding attractions, visit festevents.org or call 757-441-2345.
Live on the Square, Free Concert Series
6 PM - 8 PM
Styron Square at Port Warwick
Enjoy the summer night air on Styron Square listening to the area’s best music. The
concerts are free and all are welcome! Bring your own lawn chairs (no tents), blankets, food and drink.
Stars & Stripes Spectacular
6 PM - 9:30 PM
Constant's Wharf Park and Marina
Celebrate Independence Day with a free and funfilled evening that includes jammin’ music, delicious food, children’s activities and of course, fireworks. Fireworks shoot at 9p.m. Perfomance will be by Island Boy.(Rain date July 20, 2012)
4th of July Stars in the Sky
7 PM - 10 PM
Victory Landing Park
Fireworks (9:30 p.m.)
Music by Cheap Thrills (7 p.m. and Carbon Leaf (8:15 p.m.)
Food and children's activities
Swingtime Salute, An On-Deck Revue
8 PM - 10 PM
For six weeks this summer, Swingtime Salute, An On-Deck Revue will re-create a touring variety show on deck of the Battleship Wisconsin in an evening of star-lit entertainment. Produced by Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company (VSC), the show will “entertain the troops” with singers, dancers and a side helping of all the excitement and adventure you’d expect aboard a warship at sea. Dashing sailors and dishy dames, accompanied by a live, on-stage band, expertly belt out the era’s popular tunes from the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey and more. This retro celebration of the Swing Era is one for the boys, the gals, and the whole family!
Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular
9:25 - 10 PM
Mile Post 11.5
NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail
Venue: on the ocean pier, Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
9 AM - 6 PM
Yorktown Victory Center
When: Tue. 7/3 : 9a.m.-6p.m. ; Wed. 7/4 : 9a.m.-6p.m.
Location: Yorktown Victory Center
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690