4th of July Activities 2016 – Williamsburg, Virginia

The Fourth of July in Williamsburg, Virginia is always a big event, with plenty to do! Williamsburg is a historic crossroads, representing turning points in US history from the discovery of the New World at Jamestown to Revolutionary War battles at Yorktown. There are many events to take part in for the holiday, however our recommendation for travelers is always to take part in the Independence Day Celebration at Colonial Williamsburg.

Independence Day Celebration at Colonial Williamsburg
July 1st thru July 4th, 2016

Fife & Drum CoreColonial Williamsburg is a living restoration of the historic, Revolutionary-era Williamsburg settlement. Throughout the year, this attraction is busy with activity as trained reenactors and colonial tradesmen take visitors back in time to experience life during this time. Tickets for the attraction can be purchased online, downtown, or at the visitor center.

Colonial Williamsburg celebrates many holidays, however they go all out for Independence Day. This event last four days! In addition to the normal attractions and tours always offered, this weekend will feature special events, such as new reenactments, musical concerts, food, and, of course, the best fireworks show in the Williamsburg area!

Click Here for a 4th of July Schedule of Events 

All of these special events lead up to the main event on 4th of July evening called, Food, Fanfare, and Fireworks. This event begins at 4pm and runs late into the evening, finishing with the fireworks display, right in the heart of downtown, historic Colonial Williamsburg. This includes lots of fun games and activities for children, as well as events for adults too!

There is also the option of dining at The Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg Virginia’s finest resort, boasting an impressive 4-stars in accomodations and dining. This dinner takes place in the Virginia Room, an elegant ballroom, with fabulous musical entertainment. The option for dining is limited and tickets are required. To see the menu and pricing, click here.

For other dining options in Colonial Williamsburg, try one of the historic taverns! These are always a favorite for tourists and provide the perfect location for checking out the fireworks after dinner. Reservations are required to be seated. Click here for CW historic tavern reservation information.

Best of all, Colonial Williamsburg is right around the corner!


Fourth of July simply must be experienced in Colonial Williamsburg!

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