5 Best Places to See Fireworks in Virginia
Beat the National Mall crowds in Washington, D.C. this 4th and find a great spots view the greatest fireworks in the nation as well as other spectacular displays throughout the state of Virginia. Check out these 5 best places to see fireworks in Virginia this Independence Day.
July 4th at Fort Monroe
Gather at Mill Creek at Fort Monroe for fireworks and fun. Beach activities, a tribute to James Monroe, Casemate Museum Junior Ranger programs, and more will take place throughout the day. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. following a performance by the USAF Heritage of America “Full Spectrum” Ensemble. Enjoy your amazing day at Fort Monroe!
July 4th Celebration at Long Bridge Park
Beginning at 5 p.m., enjoy activities for the kids, food trucks, and more as you find a perfect spot to watch the fireworks from our nation’s capital. The activities including face painting, balloon art, and bounce houses are all free! Bring a little cash for the terrific food truck vendors and enjoy one of the top viewing spots in the area!
Herndon 4th of July
Town of Herndon
Nothing beats a small town 4th of July celebration! Herndon (population just under 25,000) isn’t a blink and you’ll miss it place, but if you want to get away from the big city fireworks and enjoy free games (Bingo, children’s arts and crafts, and more) and entertainment followed by a choreographed fireworks show suited for the big time, come to Herndon on the 4th!
Virginia Beach Fireworks
Seen from anywhere on the boardwalk, Virginia Beach fireworks are renowned for excellence! Grab a seafood dinner at one of the local restaurants and take a walk along the beach before watching the fantastic show, beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Independence Day. Can’t make it on the 4th? Virginia Beach has firework events all summer long from July 4-September 2 on select days. While you’re there, check out some of the free things to do in Virginia Beach!
Lake Fairfax Park
This event takes place on Saturday, July 1, so you can visit Fairfax and still make another show on the 4th. This one is worth it with boat rentals available during the day, puppet shows for the kids, and live music before the fireworks. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Get there early to enjoy the fun!
With all the places to see fireworks in Virginia, you may find yourself wishing for a second holiday! Don’t fear. Any of these 5 best places to see fireworks in Virginia will be sure to delight you and your family this holiday. Enjoy your trip!
Whether you’re interested in the history of Virginia or just planning your trip, check out these riveting reads!
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission if you click on a link. The commission helps keep the blog running. Don’t worry, the price is the same for you.
Arlington: A Color Guide to America’s Most Famous CemeteryHerndon: A History in Images (Vintage Images)100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)Moon Virginia & Maryland: Including Washington DC (Travel Guide)Kids Love Virginia, 3rd Edition: Your Family Travel Guide to Exploring Kid-Friendly Virginia. 600 Fun Stops & Unique Spots (Kids Love Travel Guides)Insiders’ Guide® to Williamsburg: And Virginia’s Historic Triangle (Insiders’ Guide Series)