Here's everything happening on this long Fourth of July weekend!
Check out this compiled list of everything going on in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Williamsburg this weekend, July 4-7!
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Barks and Brews | Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk | Sunday
Chill out in the garden with dogs and their owners as you enjoy some live music and, of course, beer! Members and their dogs get in for free, but non-members pay regular admission and $5 per dog. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times, and if you forget your waste bags, they'll have plenty. Check the event out here!
Celebrate Yorktown Committee Summer Concert Series | Churchyard of Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown | Sunday
Gather 'round the churchyard for a compilation concert of local talent! They will have all different kinds of genres, including jazz, bluegrass, classic rock, modern hits, and more! Just make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on! Check it out here!
Chess | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | Ongoing
Who knew a game of chess could really be turned into a musical? Watch as this game of chess turns into a love triangle between an American chess star and a Russian champion. Who will she choose? Chess is filled with intense matches, a conflicting and interesting love story, and super-power politics. Tickets to the play are $19.92 each – Learn more here!
Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights and Other Illustrations | The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk | Ongoing
Eric Carle's unique style of works uses handpainted tissue paper which highlights bugs and nighttime scenes. There are selections from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Draw Me a Star, The Secret Birthday Message, and more! The event is free and open to the public – see it here!
Forgotten Soldier | American Revolution Museum, Yorktown | Ongoing
Are you curious about the American Revolution and how both free and enslaved African Americans played a part? If so, check out this historical event! Tickets to the event are $7.50-$15 each – learn more here!
4th of July in the ABBITT Planetarium | Virginia Living Museum, Newport News | Thursday
Escape the heat and celebrate the 4th of July with a patriotic laser lights show in the Planetarium! Enjoy a show of red, white, and blue special laser lights show away from the nasty summer bugs and humidity! Bonus, it's only $6 per person to attend – check it out here!
La Belle Époque: French Design in Maymont's Gilded Age Mansion | Maymont | Ongoing
Celebrate the French art of the 19th century with chosen pieces from the Gilded Age Mansion of James and Sallie Dooley. You will see pieces were chosen from clothing, tapestries (Don Quixote), decor, furniture, and more! Discover what the late 1800s had in store, including the dining experience! There is no ticket price; just a suggested $5 donation – discover more here!
"Liberty or Death" Reenactments | St. John's Church | Sunday
Every Sunday this summer, St. John's Church reenacts Patrick Henry's infamous "Liberty or Death" speech. Tickets are $5 each. Find out more info here!
Shakespeare Festival | Quill Theatre | Friday-Sunday
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is a comedy compiled of every one of Shakespeare's plays all rolled into one. Each scene quickly runs through each of his works, in a quick and comedic manner, so you can see all of your favorites at lightning speed! Tickets are $20-$30 apiece – learn more here!
Washers | The Broadberry | Saturday
The Washers have the traditional rock sound that you crave! Spend the night in a rockin' venue! If you want to see what we are talking about, check them out on YouTube! Tickets are only $10 each for a night of fun – find out more here!
Waterplay in the Children's Garden | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Ongoing
Cool off this summer by running through gentle water sprays and run around a playground of water. Tickets are between $8 and $13 each – check out the event here!
An All American Tea Party | Christina Campbells Tavern | Saturday
If tea parties are your favorite activity, then you need to head to Christina Campbells Tavern for a special tea party for you and your doll. They will be serving a specially blended tea reserved just for the party. Tickets are $39.95 each – see more here!
Revolutionary Weekend | Williamsburg KOA | Friday-Sunday
Celebrate the American Revolution and birth of our nation with a special event – There'll even be a petting farm! Admission to the event is free with a KOA reservation – see the event here!
Summer Saturdays: Sounds and Sips | The Virginia Beer Company | Saturday
Sip on our favorite beers, grub on some delicious food available from food trucks, and jam out to some free music in the beer garden! Check it out here!
Summer Nights | Busch Gardens | Ongoing
When the sun goes down, the air is cooler and Busch Gardens turns into a fun park (as if it already isn't)! Lasers, pyrotechnics, popular TV performers, fireworks, cool zones, super shakes, and tie-dyed crepes will all come out to play! The Summer Nights at Busch Gardens are included with an admission ticket – find out more here!
Did we miss your favorite event? What do you plan on doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!