he City of Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department will present the “4th of July Stars in theSky” on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Victory Landing Park (located at the end of 23rd Street along the James River). The event begins at 7:00 p.m. with free children’s rides (giant slides, moon bounces, obstacle courses), 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. Entertainment will be provided by The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band “The Blue Aces” from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 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.
The Blue Aces are six dynamic Airman-musicians who perform a diverse mix of today’s hits, throwback classics and a little bit of everything in between. The band has a true Americana sound, with a lead singer, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and audio/video engineer.
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.