Making plans for your Fourth of July? Let WYDaily help you out.
From food to fireworks to music, the Historic Triangle is brimming with activity on the nation’s birthday.
Whatever you’re looking to do in Greater Williamsburg this Fourth of July, you can find it below.
It’s not Independence Day without bright bursts of light and loud booms. Communities throughout Greater Williamsburg and beyond are gearing up for their own specialized celebrations.
For easy preparation, here’s a list of local events lighting up the sky on July 4.
Many official facilities, offices and services in the Historic Triangle will close Wednesday for Independence Day. Here is a comprehensive list detailing the specifics.
Those on Interstate 64 this week should expect a series of nightly lane closures — and possibly some delays work continues on the widening project.
VDOT is suspending most interstate and highway work throughout the state from noon Tuesday (July 3) to noon Thursday (July 5), the agency said in a news release.
Check out the complete list of this week’s lane and ramp closures on I-64.
Those who really want to get into the patriotic spirit can celebrate July Fourth where America’s independence was won.
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water St, is hosting the Liberty Celebration on July 4 this year, the museum said in a news release.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., museum visitors can listen to music and observe interpretive programs, military drills and artillery demonstrations, train for the Virginia militia and learn about the challenges faced by the nation’s founders.
Celebrate independence this Fourth of July in the Revolutionary City with a series of events from Colonial Williamsburg.
The Independence Day events begin at 8 a.m. with a breakfast celebration from Shields Tavern in the Pavilion area with Thomas Jefferson.
The Historic Area site will open to ticketed guests at 9 a.m. with a reading of the Declaration of Independence by young Thomas Jefferson at 9:30.
Throughout the day guests can create their own artwork, take in musical performances at the Hennage Auditorium, eat at a buffet at the Williamsburg Lodge, and dine at Chowning’s Tavern or the King’s Arms Tavern.
The annual fireworks display will be accompanied by a soundtrack of 18th-century and popular Americana songs. Seating on the Governor’s Palace Green is $25 per chair.
Families can check out a petting zoo, kid-friendly DJ, Independence Day-themed crafts, games and “aqua-wolfercise” classes.
The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Wolf Lodge’s outdoor pool deck.
Fireworks aren’t necessarily fun for the whole family. In fact, they can be terrifying for four-legged family members.
Heritage Humane Society officials are advising pet owners to prepare ahead for fireworks and loud noises on the Fourth of July.
Pet owners should be aware that their pets don’t know where the loud noises are coming from and could be scared.
The Heritage Humane Society has provided a list of suggestions to help keep a pet safe.