4th of July Stars in the Sky
Due to the weather, the Newport News 4th of July Stars in the Sky will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 7 - 10 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Newport News 4th of July Stars in the Sky
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Victory Landing Park
The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event on Saturday, July 5, 2014 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, and an obstacle course). 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 Air Force Heritage of America Band ensemble Full Spectrum (variety of popular music, 7:00 – 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.
Full Spectrum, a high energy band that features a horn section, is one of the newest ensembles in the USAF Heritage of America Band. This group of dynamic musicians is in many ways the most versatile group within the unit. They have the unique ability to truly play a 'full spectrum' of music - ranging from Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, R&B, Latin, and Classic Rock. These world-class musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.
Admission and parking are free. Directions: Take I-64 to I-664S, take Exit 6 to 26th St., turn left onto Huntington Ave., 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- Saturday, July 5, 2014
From I-64 East & West
-Take the I-664 Exit
-Take Exit 6 to 26th St.
-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 St. & West Ave. and designated spaces throughout the Downtown area.
-If weather conditions (rain, wind) impact the event, updates will be available at: after hours phone recording (757) 926-1400, www.nngov.com/parks-and-recreation, www.nnparks.com, https://twitter.com/nnfestivals, and https://www.facebook.com/NewportNewsFestivals
-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
926-1400 or visit www.nnparks.com.
7:00 p.m.Event opens; food vendors and free Children’s Rides, United States Air Force Heritage of America Band ensemble Full Spectrum
9:30 p.m. Fireworks