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 Celebration
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
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.
Movies in the Plaza
Every Saturday, July 3 - August 28
New his summer, Town Center is offering a series of free outdoor movie screenings each Saturday night at 8:30 (sunset), beginning Saturday, July 3rd. The films will be presented on a large outdoor screen in the recessed area of the Town Center Fountain Plaza. Limited seating will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets and prepare for an evening of family friendly fun. These showings are free and open to the public, and are weather dependent. Space is on a first come, first serve basis.
July Movie Schedule
July 3 @ 8:30 PM - Moana
July 10 @ 8:30 PM - Shrek
July 17 @ 8:30 PM - How To Train Your Dragon
July 24 @ 8:30 PM - Mulan (original)
July 31 @ 8:30 PM - The Little Rascals
Chalk the Walk
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Come out to Chalk the Walk and help turn the Virginia Beach’s iconic three-mile boardwalk into a canvas of color! Participating artists receive a four-by-four-foot piece of real estate between 16th and 18th 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.
All Summer Long
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Live! on Atlantic, presented by Beach Events, creates a memorable, magical atmosphere at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, all summer long. Beginning in May, Live! on Atlantic returns with nightly entertainment throughout the season, from 7:00 pm - 11pm. The concert series is always family friendly, as the sidewalks along the boardwalk literally become the stage.
The Fountain Plaza at Virginia Beach's Town Center will come alive with performances from local artists and specialty guest acts. This concert series is free and open to the public. You can enjoy live music on the plaza from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, every weekend, starting May 14!