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Fourth of July

Colonial Williamsburg Fireworks
Time
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission
Open to Public
Ticketing
No Event Ticket Required
Come and GoFamily FriendlyWeather PermittingAccessible

Celebrate the anniversary of the nation's birth in the Revolutionary City! Join Colonial Williamsburg for a special militia muster. Enjoy a salute to the 13 original states, featuring music performed by the Fifes and Drums, flags of each state, the firing of muskets and cannon. The day concludes with fireworks visible from both Market Square and Palace Green.


Fourth of July Events
Events

Jul 3
8:30 PM
Williamsburg Military Tattoo
Join us as we celebrate July 4 with patriotic music. Originally a call to soldiers to return to the barracks before curfew, military tattoos became more general displays of entertainment by Army troops. Join us for a thrilling torchlit march featuring the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums.
Jul 4
10:00 AM
Salute to the States
Commemorate the anniversary of the birth of our nation with this special militia muster that salutes the 13 original states. The Fifes and Drums play, flags of each state are displayed, and muskets and cannon celebrate the significance of this historic day. Come, cheer, and be part of this celebration.
Jul 4
11:00 AM
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. Only a few weeks ago, Virginia's representatives adopted their own Declaration of Rights and a Constitution for the new state.
Jul 4
1:00 PM
1776
Rated: PG. This American musical film showcases the days leading up to July 4, 1776. Continental Congressmen John Adams (William Daniels) and Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva) coerce Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard) into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic while they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. While General George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners, and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, where a single "nay" vote could forever end the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialogue are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants. 142 min
Jul 4
4:00 PM
1776
Rated: PG. This American musical film showcases the days leading up to July 4, 1776. Continental Congressmen John Adams (William Daniels) and Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva) coerce Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard) into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic while they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. While General George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners, and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, where a single "nay" vote could forever end the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialogue are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants. 142 min
Jul 4
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Lodge Family Fourth of July Celebration
Celebrate the Fourth of July with an evening of food, entertainment, and fireworks for the entire family! Your ticket includes dinner, children's games, and special seating on the Palace Green for the big fireworks finale. Tax and gratuity is also included. 
Jul 4
5:00 PM
Swinging on a Star: A Tribute to the Local USOs and the Troops of World War II
Williamsburg's place in history didn't end with the Revolutionary War. Join us as we celebrate a patriotic 4th of July with entertainment seen by World War II servicemen and women at USO clubs here in Williamsburg. The soldiers "home away from home" and "mom away from mom" provided wholesome entertainment both here and overseas. Overseas they saw such entertainers as Bob Hope and Frances Langford and in Williamsburg they saw shows like this one.
Jul 4
7:30 PM
Concert by Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums
Celebrate the holiday with the distinctive sounds of the Fifes and Drums in this exciting, patriotic performance.
Jul 4
9:10 PM
A Salute to the Nation
We invite you to join us for a special tribute to the Armed Forces. This stirring salute spans 250 years of ideas that have created a unique spirit and the American identity. Celebrate and honor that spirit by sharing the sights, songs, and words that came together to form the idea of America. The presentation concludes with a fireworks display.
Jul 4
9:30 PM
Fourth of July Fireworks
Gather on Market Square or Palace Green to celebrate our nation's birthday with an exciting fireworks display. Afterward, enjoy the pageantry of a torchlit Fifes and Drums march from Palace Green, down Duke of Gloucester Street, ending on Botetourt Street.