City of Virginia Beach Fourth of July Operating Schedule

Most City Offices Closed, Wednesday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky Item services will operate on a one-day delay with Friday customers receiving service on Saturday. For example, Wednesday routes will be collected on Thursday. Thursday routes on Friday, and Friday routes on Saturday, July 7. Curbside collection will remain unchanged for residents receiving Tuesday service.

The following Virginia Beach facilities will be CLOSED Wednesday, 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

  • The Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts and Clerk's Offices

  • Tidewater Community College – City of Virginia Beach Joint Use Library

  • Virginia Beach City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center

  • Virginia Beach community recreation centers

  • Virginia Beach Public Health Department

  • Virginia Beach Public Libraries

The following facilities will be OPEN to the public, Wednesday, 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)

  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts administrative office and box office – 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market Merchants – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Visitor Information 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 Information Center Kiosks (17th & 24th streets) – 9 a.m. to 7 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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