Join the celebration of our nation's 236th birthday with parties and pyrotechnics.All phone numbers are the 757 area code unless otherwise noted.
30th Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks. Patriotic tunes by the U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, fireworks (9:30 p.m.) food and more, 5-10 p.m. at Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 441-2345. www.festevents.org.
July 4th Celebration. Music, children's activities, food, fireworks (9:30 p.m.) and more. 4-10 p.m. Mount Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach. 385-2990. www.vbgov.com/specialevents.
Stars & Stripes Spectacular. Music, fireworks (9 p.m.), food, children's activities and more. 6- 9:30 p.m. Constant's Wharf Park and Marina, 110 E. Constance Road, Suffolk. 514-7250.www.suffolkva.us/parks/events/.
Stars & Stripes Explosion. Fireworks (launched from a barge off 20th Street at 9:30 p.m.), music and more at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Details: 491-7866. www.beachstreetusa.com.
Independence Day Celebration. "Salute to the States" featuring Colonial Williamsburg's Fifes and Drums with musket and cannon salutes (10 a.m.), "Reading of the Declaration of Independence" (noon), fireworks (9:30 p.m.) and more. Colonial Williamsburg. 800-447-8679.www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/summer.
Cradock's 94th annual Patriotic Salute & Children's Bike Parade. Children's bike parade at 9:30 a.m. Afton Parkway and George Washington Highway, Portsmouth. 485-9471.www.historiccradock.org.
4th of July Stars in the Sky. Fireworks (9:30 p.m.), music and more. 7-10 p.m. Victory Landing Park, 23rd Street at the James River, Newport News. 926-1400.
July Fourth Celebration. Opening ceremonies at 11 a.m., bicycle and float parade (11:30 a.m.), fireworks (9 p.m.) Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1589 Steeple Drive, Suffolk. 238-2359.
4th of July Celebration. Parade, music and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lakeside Park, 1441 Bainbridge Blvd., Chesapeake. 543-0828.
Liberty Celebration. Featuring re-enactors, artillery demonstrations and more. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Yorktown Victory Center, 200 Water St. 253-4838.
Patriotic Pyrotechnics. 9:30 p.m. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. 800-343-7946.
Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. 9:25 p.m. milepost 11.5 on N.C. 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head. 252-441-7132.