Celebrate the 4th of July, At Home in Newport News

This 4th of July, the City of Newport News invites residents to “celebrate together, at home,” with festive at-home celebrations, interactive activities, and special “Light up the City” illuminations for our Nation’s birthday.

On July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., families can drive up to one of three sites and pick up American flags and LED wands (one each, per person in vehicle) and a 4th of July yard sign (one per vehicle). Food trucks will be selling items at these community centers during the pick-up hours. The locations are:

  • – Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Boulevard (Food trucks: Marco’s Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s)
  • – Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive (Food Trucks: El Coqui and Sweet Frogs)
  • – Doris Miller Community Center, 2814 Wickham Avenue (Food trucks: Boyd’s Tasty Dogs and PA Dutch Funnel Cake)

In lieu of fireworks, residents are encouraged to decorate their homes and help to “Light up the City” at 9:00 p.m. Creative, and safe, ways to light homes include string lights and luminaries with battery tea lights, and house lights and flashlights can be flickered on and off for a “firework” effect. “Light up the City” will include searchlights at Brooks Crossing and red, white, and blue lights on the City Center fountains.

There will also be daytime aerial flyovers with banner (times TBA). Interactive activities links for games, crafts, history, and contests will be posted online at www.nnva.gov/2579/4th-of-July-2020 and www.facebook.com/NewportNewsFestivals. A special musical performance from Slapnation, live at the Ella Fitzgerald Theater, will be shared on NNTV Cox48/Verizon 19, NNTV Facebook, and the NNTV YouTube Channel. These sites will also include a link to a special fireworks video produced by NNTV. Everyone is invited to share pictures and videos of their at home celebrations using the hashtag #NNTogetherAtHome.

For more information, call 926-1400 or click here