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Posted on: June 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 4th of July Stars in the Sky


The City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Victory Landing Park (50 25th St.). The event begins at 7:00 p.m. with free children’s inflatables (moon bounces, obstacle courses), bubble soccer, free face painting, the Tomcats Dixieland Band (performing near the Newport News Victory Arch), and strolling entertainment.   Food vendors will be on site selling a variety of items including funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, and frozen treats.   Live music will be provided by the Tidewater Drive Band (Motown, Disco, Funk, Top 40) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Free light-up give-a-way items will be given out during the event (while supplies last).  A spectacular fireworks show by the internationally award winning fireworks company Pyrotecnico, will be presented by Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington-Ingalls Industries,  and will light up the sky over the James River at 9:30 p.m. 

Admission and parking are free.  Directions: Take I-64 to I-664S, take Exit 6 to 26th Street, turn left onto Huntington Avenue, and turn right onto 23rd Street.  Free parking is 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 are permitted inside the event area.  For more information, call 757-926-1400.



From I-64 East & West

  • Take the I-664 Exit
  • Take Exit 6 to 26th Street
  • Turn left onto Huntington Avenue
  • Turn right onto 23rd Street
  • Victory Landing Park is at the end of 23rd Street along the James River (50 25th St.)


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.

Weather Updates:

If weather conditions (rain, wind) impact the event, updates will be available at:


  • 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 event area
  • No bicycles, skateboards or radios permitted in the event area
  • For more information, call Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism at: 757-926-1400 or visit


7:00 p.m.                               Event opens

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.                   Tidewater Drive

9:30 p.m.                               Fireworks

10:00 p.m.                             Event closes

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