4th of July Stars in the Sky
Newport News 4th of July Stars in the Sky
Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Victory Landing Park
Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will celebrate the July 4th holiday with its 4th of July Stars in the Sky event on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Victory Landing Park (end of 23rd St. at the James River.). The 4th of July Stars in the Sky is presented by CSX and OneMain Financial. At 7:00 p.m., the event begins with free children’s rides (giant slides, moon bounces, obstacle courses). 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 Cheap Thrills (R & B/Top 40, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.) and Carbon Leaf (8:15 – 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.
OneMain Financial will give out glow sticks and sunglasses at the event (while supplies last) and have a drawing for a $200 Visa Gift Card (No purchase or credit application necessary. OneMain Financial reserves the right to substitute a prize of at least equal value in the event of unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised prize. One (1) prize will be awarded. Chances of winning depend on the total number of entries received. One entry per person. Entries will be accepted Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in the OneMain Financial booth at the 4th of July Stars in the Sky during event hours).
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 (757 )926-1400.
4th of July Stars in the Sky
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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 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, Cheap Thrills (R & B, Top 40)
8:15 p.m. Carbon Leaf (Rock/Folk)
9:30 p.m. Fireworks