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Colonial Williamsburg July 4

Fireworks in Greater Williamsburg 2023

Check out these fireworks events planned for 2023

June 16- August 13, 2023 
Nightly Fireworks at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Summer Nights 
Bigger Thrills, Brighter Nights. Feel the spark after dark during Busch Gardens® Summer Nights. Cool down during the day with thrilling world-class coasters, water rides, shows and all-new cool zones. Then, turn up the fun as fireworks light up the sky. The fun doesn’t stop there as special evening entertainment, DJs, lit coasters and culinary experiences create a whole new park after dark.

July 4, 2023 
Lights of Freedom at the Governor’s Palace 
Colonial Williamsburg has a lot to offer on the Fourth of July—a day for family, friends, fun and fireworks! From reenactments of famous historical events to hot air balloon rides, there is something for everyone. The revelry concludes with a spectacular Lights of Freedom fireworks display guaranteed to fill all present with patriotic fervor.

July 4, 2023 
Independence Day in Yorktown 
Yorktown’s 4Independence Day Celebration free family-friendly celebration featuring a full lineup of events leading up to the big fireworks finale! The morning starts at 8 a.m. with an 8K Run and 5K Walk followed by a patriotic parade along Water and Main Streets. Evening activities include a bell-ringing ceremony, patriotic concert, and an amazing firework display over the York River.

Saturdays—December 2, 9 and 16, 2023
Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination 
Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Programming includes an appearance by Father Christmas, a dramatic presentation of an original holiday story and 18th-century Yuletide music. Pyrotechnic displays at the Governor’s Palace and Capitol building will wrap up the evening’s celebrations.

Please confirm dates, times and locations prior to attendance. All events are subject to change or cancellation.