There is no better place to celebrate our nation’s birth than on historic Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy a full day of patriotic festivities, which include public readings of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances, and a firework display to top off the evening.
Period residents of the 18th-century Williamsburg community will read the Declaration of Independence at noon from the steps of the Courthouse and surrounding area. Immediately following, they will share their personal perspectives on the meaning of this historic document.
Fireworks are also scheduled as part of an Independence Day celebration in Yorktown as well as nightly at Busch Gardens from June 25 to July 29.
The day in Yorktown starts at with an 8 a.m. 8K Run followed by a parade along Water and Main Streets. Throughout the day, you can go to the beach, listen to live music, visit shops, and explore several museums. Evening activities include a bell-ringing ceremony, patriotic concert, and a firework display over the York River.
Tickets are required for admission to Busch Gardens. Information regarding prices and park times can be found by going onto the internet (www.buschgardens.com/williamsburg).
Due to COVID-19 conditions, all the events are subject to possible postponements or cancellations. This includes changes to dates, times, and locations.