Celebrate our nation’s 242 years of independence this 4th of July with two wonderful events in Chesapeake that include fireworks, a parade, and so much more. With two days of family fun, this 4th of July will be one to remember.

July 3rd – Celebrate Freedom Concert and Fireworks
Chesapeake City Park
5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE (parking is $5)

Gather your family for tons of fun this July 3rd at Chesapeake City Park. The kids will love the children’s activities, including face painting, inflatables, giant lawn games, and more. Food trucks will be cooking up tasty treats, perfect for a picnic—be sure to bring your own chairs or blanket. The U.S. Army TRADOC Band will provide stirring patriotic music, followed by fireworks blasting off at 9:15 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – Event Parking Opens / Family Entertainment / Children's Activities / Concessions / DJ Dance Party / Local Entertainment / Interactive Demos
7:50 p.m. – Presenting of the Colors – National Anthem
8:00 p.m. – U.S. Army TRADOC Band Concert
9:15 p.m. – (approximately) Fireworks

July 4th – 38th Annual South Norfolk Parade and Picnic in the Park
Lakeside Park
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Come on over to Lakeside Park in Chesapeake for a day of entertainment, food, games, paddleboard rides, kids’ activities, and lots more family fun.

10:00 a.m – Parade begins
11:00 a.m. – Picnic in the Park

Be sure to check out all the other great upcoming events in Chesapeake. While you’re here, be sure to stop by our delicious restaurants, shop our one-of-a-kind stores, and get back to nature with our countless outdoor activities. Visit Chesapeake and let the moments begin.