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Virginia Beach Independence Day - July 4th Celebrations

Published: June 28, 2014

Independence Day celebrations will be held in Virginia Beach at the oceanfront and at Mount Trashmore Park. Large crowds are expected at both events, so attendees may want to consider arriving early.

Stars and Stripes Explosion

The Virginia Beach resort area will host a celebration of American independence with multiple live performances on oceanfront stages and fireworks at the annual Stars and Stripes Explosion.

Musical acts range from tribute bands saluting some of the biggest names in the industry to performances by Symphonicity (the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach) and the Virginia Beach Chorale.

Entertainment Schedule:

17th Street Park

8 —10:30 p.m. Chester B’s MoTown Tribute Show

20th Street Stage on the beach

8 — 9:30 p.m. Symphonicity and the Virginia Beach Chorale

9:30 p.m. Fireworks

24th Street Park

8 — 10:45 p.m. The English Channel

31st Street Park

8 — 10:30 p.m. 52nd Street (Billy Joel tribute) and Captain Fantastic? (Elton John tribute)

Stars amd Stripes Explosion is free and open to the public. For more information, visit



Mount Trashmore July 4th Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Annual July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore Park. The event is free and open to the public Friday, July 4 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Limited on-site parking is available for $5. Fireworks rain date is July 5.

Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events:

Main Stage 4 p.m. — 6 p.m. Local band User Friendly kicks off the celebration with classic and modern rock covers interspersed with some of their original songs. 8:15 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. The Deloreans will perform a variety of ’80s hits from the Go-Go’s, Duran Duran, The Bangles, Huey Lewis and The News and more. Activities 4 p.m. — 8 p.m. Free children’s activities and games, including inflatables, will be available and volunteers will be making child I.D. cards at no cost

9:30 p.m. Zambelli, the First Family of Fireworks, will execute a spectacular fireworks show.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ sandwiches, chicken pitas, Italian sausages and more will be available for purchase on-site. Available beverages include sodas, bottled water, lemonade as well as sno-cones.

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source: City of Virginia Beach