4th of July Stars in the Sky
Newport News 4th of July Stars in the Sky
Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Victory Landing Park
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Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will celebrate the July 4th holiday with its “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Victory Landing Park (end of 23rd St. at the James River.). At 7:00 p.m., the event begins with free children’s rides (giant slides, moon bounces, obstacle courses) and the Tomcats Dixieland Band (7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.). Food vendors will be on site selling a variety of items including funnel cakes, seafood, hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream. Entertainment will be provided by United States of America Air Force Heritage of America Band (patriotic and popular music, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.). A spectacular fireworks show by the internationally award–winning fireworks company Pyrotecnico, presented by Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington-Ingalls Industries, will light up the sky over the James River at 9:30 p.m.
The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band features the diverse talents of 38 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all the US military service branches. These world-class musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. They travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting over 300 events annually for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey B. Warner, the USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of communicating Air Force core values and preserving and enriching America's military and musical heritage into the 21st century.
Admission and parking are free. Directions: Take I-64 to I-664S, take Exit 6 to 26th St., turn left onto Huntington Avenue., turn right onto 23rd St.; free parking available at the Newport News City Hall parking lot and designated non-restricted public parking spaces in the Downtown area. No pets, bicycles, alcohol, skateboards, or radios permitted in the event area. For more information, call 926-1400.
4th of July Stars in the Sky
Thursday, July 4, 2013
From I-64 East & West
-Take the I-664 Exit
-Take Exit 6 to 26th Street
-Turn left onto Huntington Ave.
-Turn right onto 23rd St.
-Victory Landing Park is at the end of 23rd St. at the James River
Free parking at the Newport News City Hall parking lot and non-restricted lots in the Downtown area. Handicapped parking is located in the lot at 23rd Street & West Avenue and designated spaces throughout the Downtown area.
-No alcohol allowed in event area; coolers/picnic baskets are permitted
-Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating
-Food and soft drinks available for purchase
-No pets permitted in the festival area
-No bicycles, skateboards or radios permitted in the festival area
-For more information, call Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism at
7:00 p.m.Event opens; food vendors and free Children’s Rides; Tomcat Dixieland Band
8:00 p.m. United States of America Air Force Heritage of America Band
9:30 p.m. Fireworks