Celebrate Independence Day with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Annual July 4th Celebration!

4 pm – 10 pm, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Mount Trashmore Park | Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Celebrate with your family and friends at Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Annual July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore Park. We’re featuring great musical acts as singer/songwriter Rachel Rocheleau opens for country sensation, the Beadle Brothers! This day of family fun is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach. Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. Admission and limited onsite parking is free.

Schedule of Events:
Main Stage
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm   

Texas Roadhouse’s Andy Armadillo and the acclaimed country line dancers will kick off the evening with live entertainment.  Learn how to line dance to popular country songs, get your picture taken with Andy and participate in the free giveaways.


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  

Aspiring local singer/songwriter Rachel Rocheleau makes her big stage debut at Mount Trashmore Park performing a medley of classic patriotic favorites, a mix of today’s top hits, and a few great oldies.


8:15 pm - 9:30 pm  

The Beadle Brothers are a high energy country duo that have previously opened for many national recording artists including Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence and Lori Morgan. Brothers Matt and Bruce Beadle comprise this band, and their original single “To the Moon and Back” is currently climbing the country charts.


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free children’s activities and games at Shelter #3. The Virginia Freemasons will be making child ID cards at no cost.


9:30 pm - Fireworks
Zambelli, the “First Family of Fireworks” will amaze the crowd with their spectacular fireworks show.


Delicious Foods Available for Purchase
Sink your teeth into some of the best foods, including: hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ sandwiches, chicken pitas, Italian sausages and more! Sodas, bottled water, lemonade and sno-cones will also be available.


Road Closure   
When parking lots at Mount Trashmore Park are full, Edwin Drive between Independence Boulevard and South Boulevard may close. Expect delays.


The Annual July 4th Celebration is presented by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation.  For more information about the July 4th Celebration, please contact our Parks & Recreation Special Events Office by calling (757) 385-2990 (TTY: Dial 711) or e-mailing fun@VBgov.com. Check out the rest of our summer Special Events at VBgov.com/specialevents

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up for our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews.

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