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Colonial Williamsburg Presents:
July 4 Celebration
Colonial Williamsburg is rich in American history, making it one of the best places to be for Independence Day. Observe historical reenactments and enjoy live music and entertainment to celebrate the Fourth of July. All of this will lead up to a dazzling firework display over Governor’s Palace.

Experience a full day of patriotic festivities on the historic Duke of Gloucester Street. American history lovers will have a one-of-a-kind experience listening to a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, and throughout the day there will be live musical performances based on the American Revolutionary War era.

Obtain a free July 4 Single-Day Ticket and get exclusive access to even more activities!

By securing a ticket, you not only get free parking, but also have admission to two world-class art museums, historical trade sites, costume-interpreter-guided tours of historical sites, and admission to stage performances on the Charlton Stage and in the Hennage Auditorium from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

To cap off the evening, the Lights of Freedom grand fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 PM which is visible above Governor’s Palace.

Colonial Williamsburg Presents:
Summer Breeze Concert Series
To usher in the epic July 4 Celebration in Colonial Williamsburg, the Summer Breeze outdoor concert series will present The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band on July 3rd.

The concert is from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm on the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and settle in under the stars for this awesome performance, only steps away from Merchants Square! Admission is free for the entire series.

This performance kicks off the Summer Breeze Concert Series. Click here to check out the rest of the schedule all the way through August 17th.


“July 4 Celebration.” Colonial Williamsburg Wax Seal,

“Lineup Announced, Summer Breeze Outdoor Concert Series Returning July 3.” Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, 20 June 2023,


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