CW Fireworks Wind Up Independence Day Celebration
Be sure to make plans to be on or around Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg on the Fourth of July. Colonial Williamsburg has a full day of festivities planned for the 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
In addition to the daily Historic Area programming, there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson at 9:30 a.m. from the Capitol building’s West Balcony and a noontime reading of the Declaration of Independence by members of the 18th century Williamsburg community on the steps of the Colonial Courthouse.
At 10:30 a.m. on Market Square, A Salute to the States will feature a special muster in commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of our nation. The signature Independence Day program, Lights of Freedom, begins at 8 p.m. at Palace Green.
Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. at the Governor’s Palace. They will last about 20 minutes. The best location for viewing is Palace Green. The fireworks can also be seen from Market Square. Colonial Williamsburg does not offer a rain date for the July 4th Fireworks, and there is no set time for canceling the program if the weather is a concern.
Communication on the status of the fireworks will be posted through Colonial Williamsburg’s social media channels. Use the link www.colonialwilliamsburg.org for more details.