Happy Birthday, USA! It’s time for fireworks, fun and family. While you’re celebrating, don’t forget to eat healthy foods and limit sweets, starches and sticky foods that can cause tooth decay.
It’s also important to drink plenty of water. Hot July days make us sweat, so replenish the fluids in your body with water. Now that you’re prepared to celebrate safely, consider stopping by one of these events:
• 4th of July Stars in the Sky
Victory Landing Park, Newport News
4th of July Stars in the Sky will feature plenty of summer’s favorite foods, a variety of rides and crafts and live music. As dusk approaches, the sky over the James River will display one of Virginia’s largest fireworks shows.
• Genworth Financial Celebrate Freedom Independence Day Concert
Genworth Financial’s annual Independence Day concert is a free All-American evening of music, fireworks and family fun. Celebrate Freedom will feature children’s activities and a concert by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band.
• An American Celebration at Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Mount Vernon salutes our first commander in chief with a dazzling display of made-for-daytime fireworks fired over the Potomac River. The event also includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens, military reenactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake, and a visit from the “first” first couple, “General and Mrs. Washington.”
• Salem Fair
A regionally based agricultural fair in the western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, The Salem Fair is the largest fair in the state and has been recognized as one of the top 100 fairs and expositions in the country. The fair runs July 2-13.
• Celebrate Bristol Independence Day Celebration
The historic downtown Bristol July 4th celebration is packed full of fun events and activities, including a parade, contests, petting zoo, concert, fireworks, and other activities that the whole family can enjoy.
To find a 4th of July celebration near you, see the complete listing of 4th of July festivals in Virginia.
What 4th of July events are you most excited about?