City of Virginia Beach Fourth of July Operating Schedule

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

To celebrate the Fourth of July, the City of Virginia Beach will offer free fun and fireworks at Mount Trashmore and the Oceanfront on Sunday, July 4. The following Virginia Beach facilities, which normally have Sunday hours, will be CLOSED Sunday, July 4:

  • Virginia Beach community recreation centers
    (Parks and park facilities will be open regular hours)

The following Virginia Beach facilities will be CLOSED Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day:

  • All Virginia Beach government administrative offices
  • All Virginia Beach city public schools and administrative offices
  • Commonwealth's Attorney Office
  • EMS Headquarters and Training Center
  • Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, Thoroughgood House and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum
    (Francis Land House and Lynnhaven House are also closed for restoration until further notice)
  • 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
    (Book drops are available 24/7 at each location for material returns.)
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Department
  • Virginia Beach Public Libraries
  • Voter Registrar's Office
  • Waste Management administrative offices and the West Neck Recycling Center
    (Waste Management collections and Landfill and Resource Recovery Center schedules are unaffected as they do not operate on Mondays.)

The following facilities will be OPEN to the public, Monday, July 5 during the following hours:

  • All Virginia Beach city parks and park facilities will be open regularly scheduled hours (sunrise-sunset); Bayville Farms Park closes at 11 p.m.
  • EMS Field Operations and EMS Marine Response will remain in service around-the-clock.
  • EMS lifeguard stands at Sandbridge, Market Place and Little Island Beaches will be staffed 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with continued active beach patrolling until sunset.
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    (Also open Saturday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market Merchants – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please visit for individual merchant's store hours.
    (The Farmers Market Office will be closed July 4 and 5.)
  • Visitor Information Center – Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Visitor Information Center – Parks Avenue – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visitor Information Center Kiosks (17th & 24th streets) – 9 a.m. to 5:30 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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