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!
July 4th Schedule of Events Colonial Williamsburg:
9:30 a.m – 9:50 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
10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Salute to the States – Set to the pomp & pageantry of the CW Fifes & Drums, The Virginia Military Garrison presents musket volley salutes to the original thirteen states of the Union. Market Square North (behind Courthouse). No Event Ticket Required.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.- Shields Tavern Independence Day Buffet – AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING 11:00AM – 5:00PM This event is your opportunity to secure your pre-paid reservations for a delicious buffet at Shields Tavern. Plan to add this event to your full day of patriotic festivities in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Visit here to see menu and make your reservation
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. No Event Ticket Required – Open to the Public
8:00-9:30 p.m. – LIGHTS OF FREEDOM – Palace GreenAs the prelude to the thrilling Fourth of July Fireworks display, our holiday programming concludes with a celebration of the words and music of the American Revolution. Highlights include a reading of the Declaration of Independence, American marching music of the Revolution, and a patriotic sing-along culminating in a grand fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m. – FIREWORKS
Fireworks display above the Governor’s Palace; fireworks last approximately 20 minutes and can be seen from Palace Green, Market Square and the eastern side of the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
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