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Here’s what’s closed, open for the Fourth of July holiday weekend

(Southside Daily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(Southside Daily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)

The cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach recognize the Fourth of July as a federal holiday which means there will be office closures residents need to be aware of.

Check below to see what will be closed in both cities.


The city’s government offices, including City Hall, will close on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

All libraries, Slover Library, and recreation centers are closed July 4 and July 5.

Outdoor pools are closed on July 4 and open on July 5 from 11 a.m.  to 4 p.m.

Beach lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. both days.

The offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue and City Treasurer and the Norfolk Courthouse are closed on July 4 and July 5.

Trash and recycling collection on Thursday, July 4 is rescheduled to Saturday, July 6.

Friday, July 5 trash and recycling collection will take place as usual. All bulk and special collections for both days will take place on July 8.

Norfolk residents can drop-off unwanted E-waste seven days a week/24 hours a day at the Division of Towing and Recovery located at 1188-A Lance Road.

For more information, click here.

Virginia Beach

Most city offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky Item services will be suspended for July 4.

Thursday’s collection area will instead be serviced on Saturday, July 6. There will be no change in Friday collections.

The following Virginia Beach facilities will be CLOSED Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day:

  • All Virginia Beach government administrative offices
  • All Virginia Beach city public schools and administrative offices
  • Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, Thoroughgood House and Princess Anne County
  • Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum
  • Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 & 5
  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations
  • Courts and Clerk’s Offices are closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 & 5
  • Tidewater Community College – City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library
  • Virginia Beach City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center
  • Virginia Beach community recreation centers
  • Virginia Beach Public Health Department
  • Virginia Beach Public Libraries

The following facilities will be OPEN to the public, Thursday, July 4 during the following hours:

  • All Virginia Beach city parks* and park facilities – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • ​*Mount Trashmore Park will be open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      (Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., unless weather dictates earlier launch or cancellation)
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center – Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market Merchants – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • ​Visitor Information Center – Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Visitor Information Center – Parks Avenue – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Visitor Information Center Kiosks (17th & 24th streets) – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For information regarding city services and information, contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 on landlines or cell phone within the city limits, or click here for online assistance.

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