Schedule of Events for July 4 Celebrations and Fireworks in Colonial Williamsburg
Where is the best place to see July 4th fireworks in Colonial Williamsburg? BEST FIREWORKS VIEWING LOCATIONS:
Palace Green, Market Square, and the East Lawn of the Art Museums
What are all the events happening in Colonial Williamsburg on July 4th? There is a lot of programming for locals and visitors to attend during the Birthday of our Nation plus a beautiful display of fireworks. The day will start as it has in past years with the Reading of the Declaration of Independence….keep scrolling for the entire list!
9:30 a.m – 9:45 a.m. – Reading of the Declaration of Independence – Gather with the citizens of Williamsburg on July 25, 1776 to hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson. At the Capitol West Balcony. No Event Ticket Required
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Salute to the States – The Virginia Military Garrison presents a special muster in commemoration of the 245th anniversary of the birth of our nation and a salute to the original thirteen states of the Union. ith members of the CW Fifes & Drums. On Market Square. No Event Ticket Required
11:00 AM and 1:30 PM – CONCERT OF CELEBRATION – Come hear the Jug Broke Theatre Company play the music of the season! A 20-minute audio festival of 18th-century songs and tunes! At the Play House Stage. Admission ticket required.
11:00 AM and 1:30 PM – VISIT A NATION BUILDER – Thomas Jefferson reflects on the events of the day. At the Charlton Stage. Admission ticket required. (or use your Good Neighbor Pass)
12:00 p.m.- 12:20 p.m. – Noon Reading of the Declaration of Independence – Residents of the 18th-century Williamsburg community read the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Courthouse and surrounding area. Immediately following, they share their personal perspectives on the meaning of this historic document. With members of the CW Fifes & Drums. No Event Ticket Required
12:30 PM. – Independence Day auction – Bid on selected items from Colonial Williamsburg stores as well as exclusive items not available elsewhere. The assortment changes for each auction. No Event Ticket Required
2:45 PM – VISIT A NATION BUILDER – Patrick Henry reflects on the events of the day. At the Charlton Stage.
Admission ticket required (or use your Good Neighbor Pass)
3:00 PM – I HEAR AMERICA SINGING – Join Brian Forsman and Lynn and Barry Trott for a celebration of
American popular music for Independence Day, featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and
bass. At the Hennage Auditorium. Admission ticket required for Art Museum (or use your Good Neighbor Pass)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Created Equal – The Declaration of Independence asserts that ‘all men are created equal’ and are endowed with certain unalienable rights – ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’. When those words were written, over 52 percent of Williamsburg’s population was enslaved. Experience this museum theatre exploration of African American perspectives on the Declaration, the revolutions it inspired, and the ongoing struggle for equality and freedom in America. CW Admission Required or Good Neighbor Pass (which is on sale for $17.76 thru July 4th)
1:00 PM – 9 PM FAMILY FUN EVENT – Live music and entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening, with ice cream and refreshments available for purchase. Fan-favorite band Good Shot Judy headlines a music
concert from 7 – 9 p.m. Presented by Culture Fix and the City of Williamsburg.
1-3pm: Troy Breslow Band
3-5pm: Kyle Davis
7-9pm: Good Shot Judy
On the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
8:30 PM to 10:30 PM HONOR & REFLECTION
The final night of a contemplative multimedia installation at the sight
of the ongoing excavation of the historic First Baptist Church’s first permanent location on
South Nassau Street.
9:20-9:40 PM – FIREWORKS –
LIGHTS OF FREEDOM: FIREWORKS DISPLAY – Celebrate The Lights of Freedom, a heart-pounding,
20-minute finale to Colonial Williamsburg’s Independence Day festivities. With gratitude to
the City of Williamsburg for its support. Best fireworks viewing locations: Palace Green,
Market Square, and the East Lawn of the Art Museums.