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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Fireworks Return to Victory Landing Park During "4th of July Stars in the Sky" Event

Enjoy an evening of family fun and entertainment, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display, during the “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event in the Yard District of Newport News.  All are invited to Victory Landing Park (50 25th Street) on Monday, July 4 from 7 p.m. until 9:15 p.m.  This 5.44-acre park offers incredible views of the James River and is the perfect setting for fun and fireworks.

The event begins at 7 p.m. with free children’s activities, including inflatables and face painting, strolling entertainment, and the Tomcats Dixieland Band in the front of the park, near the Victory Arch.  Guests can pick up free light-up give-a-way items during the event (while supplies last).  Enjoy live music on the main stage by the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band, Full Spectrum, from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.   On-site food vendors will also sell a range of food and desserts throughout the duration of the event.

At 9 p.m., settle in for a spectacular fireworks show by the internationally award winning fireworks company Pyrotecnico.   Marvel as this incredible show lights up the sky over the James River.  

This event is sponsored by the City of Newport News, Newport News Shipbuilding, and the Daily Press.  Admission, activities and parking are all free and open to the public. 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 or visit www.nnparksandrec.org

About the USAF Heritage of America Band, Full Spectrum 

Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all the US military service branches. Full Spectrum, part of the USAF Heritage of America Band, consists of six active-duty musicians who regularly perform throughout a 15-state region, including the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic, and Carolinas. These world-class musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The group presents more than 300 events annually for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events. 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.

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