Yorktown Fireworks Canceled Due to Weather

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Thousands of guests depart Yorktown upon the announcement that the Fourth of July fireworks have been cancelled.
Thousands of guests depart Yorktown upon the announcement that the Fourth of July fireworks have been cancelled.

Event organizers have made the decision to cancel the fireworks and festivities at Yorktown tonight due to an approaching storm that is expected to hit at about 8:30 p.m.

The 7 p.m. reading of the Declaration of Independence and Liberty Bell Ringing ceremony took place as planned at the Riverwalk Landing stage. All subsequent activities, including the military band performance and fireworks show, have been called off.

There is no make-up date for the fireworks at this time.

Colonial Williamsburg has not yet made a decision about its fireworks show, according to its official Twitter page. That show is scheduled to start at 9:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service is predicting rain tonight through early Sunday. There is also a chance of thunderstorms throughout the area.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.