City of Virginia Beach July Fourth Operating Schedule

City Offices Closed, Tuesday, July 4th, in Observance of Independence Day

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Waste Collection:  Residents who normally receive waste collection on Tuesdays will instead have their cans serviced on Monday, July 3. Residents should have their cans out to the curb by 7 a.m. All other collections for the week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will remain the same). 

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – June 20, 2017 - The following Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day: 

  • ​All Virginia Beach government administrative offices
  • All Virginia Beach city public schools and administrative offices
  • Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, Thoroughgood House and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum
  • Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.
  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts administrative office and box office
  • The Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts and Clerk's Offices will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.
  • Tidewater Community College – Joint Use Library
  • Virginia Beach City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center
  • Virginia Beach community recreation centers
  • Virginia Beach Public Health Department will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.
  • Virginia Beach Public Libraries

The following facilities will be OPEN to the public, Tuesday, July 4, during the following hours: 

  • All Virginia Beach city parks* and park facilities - 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  *Mount Trashmore Park will be open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., unless weather dictates earlier launch or cancellation)
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visitor Center - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Visitor Center – Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Visitor Information Center – Parks Avenue – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • ​Visitor Center Kiosks (17th & 24th streets) – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Reclaims Only)
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market Merchants – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information regarding city services and information, contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 on landlines or cell phone within the city limits, or visit for online assistance.

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