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Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums

Independence Day Celebration

July 4 Mobile Experience

Begin your Independence Day celebration with our special Salute to the States in the Revolutionary City and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Spend your afternoon touring the city. With a family-friendly buffet dinner at the Williamsbug Lodge, a performance by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and a dazzling display of fireworks—you’ll want to come early and stay late into the evening.

  • Food, Fanfare & Fireworks

    Children Eating at the Tavern

    Celebrate the Fourth of July with a family-friendly evening of sumptuous food, stellar entertainment, and reserved seating for the fireworks. Feast on a
    come-and-go as you please buffet dinner at the Williamsburg Lodge with entertainment by The Jangling Reinharts. Arrive early or stay after dinner for children’s games and activities on the Virginia Lawn. A cash bar will open at 4 p.m. Be led by the Fifes and Drums to your seats on Palace Green at 7:20 p.m. for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert and to watch the fireworks.

    $85 adults, $55 children ages 6–12
    (includes concert ticket with preferred reserved seating. Children 5 and under are free with no reserved seat)

    Ticket Information:


  • Event Schedule

    Summer Fireworks
    10 a.m. Salute to the States behind the Courthouse
    noon A Declaration of Independence at the Courthouse
    4–7:30 p.m. Independence Day Celebration: Food,
    Fanfare & Fireworks

    Casual come-and-go evening at the Williamsburg Lodge
    Reservations required
    5:30–7 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums Perform on Market Square
    5–9 p.m. Historic Tavern dining available
    Reservations required
    8–9:30 p.m. Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs in front of the Governor’s Palace
    Reservations required for exclusive seating
    9:20 p.m. Fireworks begin
  • Purchase an à La Carte Concert Seat

    Reserve a chair for $45 per person. Get up close and personal on Palace Green, with comfortable seats for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performance and fireworks. Limited seating available.

  • 2014 July Fourth Event Bag

    Refreshments & Shopping

    Stop by our refreshment stands in Market Square to purchase treats, cold apple cider, water, refillable Souvenir Cups and Mugs. There, you’ll also find glow sticks to help illuminate the city.

    Purchase your 2014 Summer Souvenir tote to help insure a day of fun and comfort. It includes two refillable mugs, two glow sticks, a blanket, sunscreen and hand sanitizer, all inside a lightweight string backpack for only $29.95. Buy on-site at the Market Stand, Market House, William Pitt Shop, Revolutions, Celebrations, Everything WILLIAMSBURG and the Lodge Gift Shop.

    Plus, when you purchase an 8" x 12" American Flag at any of our stores, you’ll save 10% on your entire purchase!

Parking and Transportation

Take advantage of free parking at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, where you can purchase admission tickets and use our shuttle bus service. Please note that the pedestrian bridge to the Revolutionary City will be closed to traffic from 9:15 to 10 p.m.

Shuttle Schedule

9 a.m.–8 p.m. Every half hour from the Visitor Center to all regular stops
8–9 p.m. Express service ONLY from the Visitor Center to the Palace stop
9–11 p.m. NO SERVICE*
11 p.m. Regular service to all stops

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Explore all the Colonial Williamsburg historic sites and trade shops, including our two art museums, and enjoy the convenience of our complimentary shuttle service for one day.

Your Single-day Ticket includes:

  • Admission to up to 35 exhibition sites and 22 trade sites practicing more than 30 18th-century trades, 2 world-class museums, and more than 100 gardens for one (1) day.
  • Seasonal discounts on additional evening programs, tours and carriage rides

Need to Know

  • Your voucher must be exchanged for a ticket at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Regional Center
  • Online discount does not apply to walking tours, evening programs, or special events for which a separate ticket is required.
  • Some regular daytime programs require reservations.
  • Pricing and benefits are subject to change. Programs are subject to change; some may be weather dependent. Check out our Inclement Weather Policy for more information.
Colonial Williamsburg
ADULT (13+) $43.95 $0.00
YOUTH (6-12) $22.00 $0.00
UNDER 6 $0.00 $0.00
Total: $0.00

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*Buses to the Revolutionary City will not run during the fireworks. Please plan to arrive early.

Offer valid July 3–7, 2014 at official Colonial Williamsburg stores. Discount will be applied with purchase of 8 inch x 12 inch American Flag for $3.95. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or sales promotions. Excludes furniture and Historic Trades® products. Does not apply to previous purchases or to web purchases.
Sales of WILLIAMSBURG® products support The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.