Family Activities for Fourth of July

In search of fireworks, refreshments, American fare, and more for July 4th, 2022? So are we! In preparation for the Fourth of July, our family at Bonilla Pet Studio has compiled a list of the top 5 family events to celebrate the fourth of July in Norfolk and Williamsburg. 


Top 5 Fourth of July Events in Norfolk

1. Baseball is truly America’s pastime and what better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending an evening at the ballpark. The Norfolk Tides have games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night 4th of July weekend. 

Friday, Jul 1, 2022 7:05pm
Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 6:35pm
Sunday, Jul 3, 2022 6:05pm
Cost: General Admission: $14.00
Pet Friendly: No

2. Dance into the 4th of July weekend at the Silent Disco in the Waterside District, Saturday, July 2nd. If you have never experienced a Silent Disco, this is something you should absolutely try. 

JUL 2, 2022 – 8:00 PM
Doors Open at 7:30pm
Waterside District, Norfolk, VA Ages: 21 & Over
Cost: $10.00
Pet Friendly: No

3. Celebrate in style with $5 flights of 5 select wines at Vino Culture Wine Shop. Tastings will be held all weekend at various times. 

Friday, Jul 1, 2022 4pm – 6pm
Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, Jul 3, 2022 1pm – 5pm
130 Granby St Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23510
Cost: $5.00
Pet Friendly: No

4. Hamburgers and hot dogs alongside Norfolk’s waterfront in Towne Point Park? Yes, please.  Festivities, including live music, will be ongoing on the 4th starting at 5 p.m.. The main event, the fireworks, begins at 9:30 pm.

Monday, Jul 4, 2022 5pm – 10pm
Town Point Park
113 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
Cost: Free
Pet Friendly: Yes (*fireworks can be upsetting to your animals)

5. The best way to watch the spectacular firework show is on the water. Come sail away on the American Rover to view the fireworks in the harbor. 

July 4, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
Cost: Adult: $75, Child: $45, Children 3 and under: free
Pet Friendly: No

Top 5 Fourth of July Events in Williamsburg 

1. Celebrate all weekend with brews, music, and food truck fare at Alewerks. Weekend highlight: half-off growlers on Monday, July 4th, and doors open early at noon that day. The complete music and food truck schedule can be found on the website. 

July 1 – 4, 2022, 12pm – 9pm
Alewerks Brewing Company
189B Ewell Rd Williamsburg, VA 23188
Cost: Free
Pet Friendly: Yes

2. A colonial brewery crawl is in the forecast for the Fourth. Check out Saturday’s lineup at the Virginia Beer Company. Live music and food trucks will be on-site starting at 4 p.m..  

Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly, 4pm – 8pm
401 Second Street Williamsburg, VA 23185
Cost: Free
Pet Friendly: Yes

3. Dine like our colonial cousins in celebration of Independence Day at Shields Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. The menu will feature a modernized version of traditional dishes of the past. 

July 4, 2022, 11am – 5pm
422 East Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg, VA 23185
Cost: Varies
Pet Friendly: No

4. Colonial Williamsburg has patriotic events starting on July 1st and ending with a firework display on the 4th. Lots of food, fun, and glimpses into colonial life. Experience Independence day where it all started! 

July 1 – 4, 2022, 9am – 10pm
Colonial Williamsburg301 South Nassau Street Williamsburg, VA 23185
Cost: Free
Pet Friendly: Yes (*fireworks can be upsetting to pets)

5. Yorktown has festivities all day long for the 4th starting with a 5K and ending with fireworks over the York River. You can spend your whole day celebrating in one spot in Yorktown. 

July 4, 2022, 8am – 10pm
Historic Yorktown, 331 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690
Cost: Free
Pet Friendly: Yes (*fireworks can be upsetting to pets)

Tell Us About It!

Let us know what event you attend by tagging us in a photo on Facebook or Instagram. We also LOVE to see pictures of your fur babies celebrating. Send or tag us in a picture of your pet in their best patriotic ‘fit on Instagram or Facebook. Did we miss an event? Send us a message and let us know!

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Williamsburg, VA 23185
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