City of Virginia Beach Fourth of July Operating Schedule

Most City offices closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day

Thursday, June 25, 2020

​REMINDER: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be NO fireworks displays at Mount Trashmore or the oceanfront this year. 

Normal trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky Item services for Friday, July 3.

The following Virginia Beach facilities will be CLOSED Friday, July 3 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
  • Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will be closed Saturday, July 4
  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
  • 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 community recreation centers (Bayside, Bow Creek, Kempsville, Seatack, Williams Farm)
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Department
  • Virginia Beach Public Libraries

The following facilities will be OPEN to the public, Friday, July 3 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 8:30 p.m.
    NOTE: There will be no fireworks at Mount Trashmore
  • Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will be open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Note that tickets must be purchased in advance and are available from tickets.virginiaaquarium.com
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center – Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach community recreation centers (Great Neck and Princess Anne ONLY, open July 3, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
  • All community recreation centers closed July 4.
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market Merchants – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visitor Information Center – Parks Avenue – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Visitor Information Center – Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing – Closed until further notice
    • Visitor Information Center Kiosks (17th & 24th streets) – Closed for the season

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 www.VBgov.com for online assistance.

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