July 2019

 

This July, Virginia Beach is rolling deeper into the summer season with a lineup of events that you won’t want to miss. This month, visitors can join in the 4th of July celebrations with fireworks, sidewalk chalk masterpieces on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and more, and feel the vibes with some local bands and brews!

 

Stars and Stripes Explosion

 

July 4

 

Oceanfront

 

Stars & Stripes

This annual Oceanfront Independence Day celebration is a star-spangled salute to the USA. With live music on each of the area’s stages along the boardwalk, with every kind of music from patriotic and classical, to rocking tribute bands. And don’t forget the fireworks show over the water. Pick your spot on the sand and enjoy the show.

 

July 4th Celebration

 

July 4

 

Mount Trashmore Park

 

Mount Trashmore Fireworks Virginia Beach Fourth of July
 
Fourth of July Celebration at Mount Trashmore Park
 

Come out to get above the city for a prime view of the city’s fireworks show at Mount Trashmore Park. The world-renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skatepark and vert ramp, and multi-use paths. The main mountain, Mount Trashmore, now 60 feet in height and 800 feet long, was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil, hence its name. Today, this man-made mountain is the perfect vantage point watching the skies come to live with color and sound in celebration of our freedom. The fireworks start at 9:30 pm and admission is free.


 

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

 

July 6

 

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

 

Beach Events Oceanfront Chalk the Walk Sidewalk ARTsplosion

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion
 

Come out to Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion and help turn the Virginia Beach’s iconic three-mile boardwalk into a canvas of color! This year’s theme is a “World of Magic.” Participating artists receive a four-by-four-foot piece of real estate between 17th and 15th Streets to create a masterpiece. 200 competitors will compete and be scored by a panel of judges based on composition, use of color, theme and creativity. Winners will be awarded trophies and cash prizes in professional, amateur and youth divisions. The colorful competition takes place from 10 am to 5 pm.


 

1619 Reenactment

 

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

 

Oceanfront

 

Commemorate 1619

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Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this month and next, visitors can experience the harrowing story of 1619, when The White Lion, an English ship flying under the Dutch flag, carried  America’s first Africans through the Chesapeake Bay and up the James River, before landing at Point Comfort. Presented by Live! On Atlantic, the compelling story of these native Africans, and of lives and cultures interrupted, will be told through live performance, dramatic video, and a powerful musical score.