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Annual South Norfolk July 4th Parade & Picnic in the Park

  • Presented By: South Norfolk Civic League and the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department
  • 1441 Bainbridge Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23324
  • Phone: (757) 751-1262

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The South Norfolk Civic League and the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will host our South Norfolk’s Annual Fourth of July Parade & Picnic in the Park at Lakeside Park in Chesapeake Virginia.

The color guard always leads the South Norfolk Parade. Up to 100 units may appear, including hundreds of individuals, marching bands, dance groups, floats, old cars, new cars and funny cars. Follow the parade to the celebration in the park! Parade starts at 10:00 AM. Arrive and park early for better parking and parade watching spots. Some streets are closed for the parade, so park and find your spot by 9:00 AM or you may not find a spot. Celebration at Lakeside Park follows immediately, beginning with opening ceremony. A featured musical artist will play from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Please be courteous of the residents along the parade and detour routes. Please do not litter our beautiful, historic community.

IMPORTANT INFO:
This is a fun, affordable, family event. You may bring chairs, coolers, umbrellas, and drinking water, however, alcohol is not allowed. Well-behaved dogs (cats, pigs, birds, iguanas, what-have-you) attached by a maximum 5-foot leash to owners who watch over and pick up after the pet(s) are welcome.

The PICNIC in the PARK, starts after the parade until 3:00 PM. Some activities (Watermelon and Paddle Boats) require a small fee ($1-2). Proceeds benefit scholarships, community organizations and civic projects in South Norfolk. Thousands of folks will pour into Lakeside Park for food, drinks, live music, entertainment, crafts, contests, prizes and children’s activities.

Schedule:
10:00 AM - Parade Starts (Check website for route details)
Immediately after the parade until 3:00 PM - Picnic at Lakeside Park

Event Info

  • Presented By: South Norfolk Civic League and the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department
  • Dates: July 4, 2022
  • Location: Lakeside Park
  • Address: 1441 Bainbridge Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23324
  • Phone: (757) 751-1262
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free and Open to the Public